Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Administrative correspondence

Promotional material

Concert planning notes, contracts and financial records

Sheet music

Band Photographs, Audio Recordings, and Visual Recordings

Dan Perrino faculty and personal papers



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Finding Aid for Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band Records, 1966-2000 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band Records, 1966-2000Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 48/3/5

Primary Creator: Medicare 7, 8 or 9 (1969-2000)

Other Creators: Perrino, Daniel J.

Extent: 20.2 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in seven series: Series 1, Administrative correspondence, 1972-2003; Series 2, Promotional Materials, c. 1970-1990; Series 3, Concert Planning Notes, Contracts, and Financial Records, ca. 1970-1995; Series 4, Sheet Music, ca. 1902-2009; Series 5: Band Photographs, Audio Recordings, and Visual Recordings, ca. 1960-2005, which is organized into three subseries: 1) Photographs, Slides, and Negatives 2) Audio Recordings, and 3) Film Recordings; and Series 6 Dan Perrino Faculty and Personal Papers, ca. 1977-2000. Each series arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 06/16/2009. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Bands, Faculty Social Life, Jazz, Medicare 7, 8 or 9, Photographs, Race Relations

Formats/Genres: Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Papers, Sheet music, Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains correspondence, business records, band member rosters and travel itineraries, press releases and newspaper clippings, original music scores and parts, reel-to-reel and cassette sound recordings, photographs, concert programs and liner notes, ephemera, and Dan Perrino's Rolodex. The records and artifacts document the band's early formation and performances between 1966 and 2000 when Dan Perrino stepped down as the band's manager and director. Of particular interest are the records documenting the band's performances at the 1982 Liberty Bowl and 1984 Rose Bowl.

Biographical Note

The Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band was formed by Dan Perrino during a period of unprecedented student unrest at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (UIUC) in 1969. Perrino, then Dean of Student Programs and Services and a former professor of music at UIUC, gathered together a group of faculty to play jazz in the student union to help ease the tensions between the campus' students and faculty. Perrino chose to have the band perform its first concert in the University's Illini Union South Lounge, a gathering place for activist-minded students, in order to provide a common music experience that the faculty and students alike could enjoy. Eventually the band was named Medicare 7, 8, or 9 as a humorous reference to the wide range of its membership's ages and the diverse number of performers that frequently played for each concert. For over thirty years the band was recognized as a beloved community institution that played for alumni and campus events, community organizations throughout Illinois, Illinois governors, and nationally-televised football games.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands
Faculty Social Life
Jazz
Medicare 7, 8 or 9
Photographs
Race Relations

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: 8.0 cubic feet of material added on 9 May 2014.

Acquisition Source: Dan Perrino

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials:

John O'Connor Papers, 1968-1997 - 12/05/034

Medicare Records, 1968-2001 - 48/03/004

For more information please see http://www.library.illinois.edu/archives/archon/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=314&q=medicare.


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[Series 1: Administrative correspondence, 1972-2003],
[Series 2: Promotional material, ca. 1970-1990],
[Series 3: Concert planning notes, contracts and financial records, 1970-1995],
[Series 4: Sheet music, ca. 1902-2009],
[Series 5: Band Photographs, Audio Recordings, and Visual Recordings, ca. 1960-2005],
[Series 6: Dan Perrino faculty and personal papers, 1977-2000],
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Series 2: Promotional material, ca. 1970-1990Add to your cart.
The series is comprised of flyers, posters, advertisements, promotional recordings and other material used to promote the band.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Draft material for recording notes, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Biographical notes on Medicare members, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters from Children to Medicare (1 of 4), 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters from Children to Medicare (2 of 4), 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters from Children to Medicare (3 of 4), 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters from Children to Medicare (4 of 4), 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Blues Writing Talent Search Contest - student entries, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Student Blues Writing Contest, Aurora, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters from Children to Medicare, Aurora-Naperville, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Magic of Medicare" book draft and related correspondence, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Press releases, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: "Dixieland Dialogue" brochure, 1973/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "The Magic of Medicare 7, 8, or 9 and All that Jazz" book, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "An Introduction to Dixieland Jazz" teacher's guide, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" teacher's guide with notes, 1986/1996Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Concert programs, 1978-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Concert programs, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Concert programs (1 of 2), 1990-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Concert programs (2 of 2), 1990-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Concert advertisements, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Concert advertisements drafts, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Photocopies of newsclippings on the band, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Text only newsclippings - originals, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Newsclippings with photographs (black and white), 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 25: International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) presentation materials, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Awards, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hand-made thank you cards from children and fans, 1980s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Concert posters, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Black and white newspaper clippings with photographs (1 of 2), 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Black and white newspaper clippings with photographs (2 of 2), 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Color newspaper clippings with photographs, 1984-1998Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Dixieland Dialogue" brochure, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Performance programs, 1975-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Press releases and musician list, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photocopies of newsclippings and articles, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Newsclippings and articles with photographs, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Text-only newsclippings and articles, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Medicare luggage tags, undatedAdd to your cart.
Oversize Panoramic Photo Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Thank you note (banner), ca. 1980Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Administrative correspondence, 1972-2003],
[Series 2: Promotional material, ca. 1970-1990],
[Series 3: Concert planning notes, contracts and financial records, 1970-1995],
[Series 4: Sheet music, ca. 1902-2009],
[Series 5: Band Photographs, Audio Recordings, and Visual Recordings, ca. 1960-2005],
[Series 6: Dan Perrino faculty and personal papers, 1977-2000],
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