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 3: Concert planning notes, contracts and financial records, 1970-1995Add to your cart.
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Folder 27: Recording notes, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 28: 25th anniversary concert, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 29: La Salle Street Church performance notes, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Concert planning notes, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Notes for annual reports, 1968-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Financial records, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Contracts, 1991Add 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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