Peter J Griffin Papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Drill Charts

Correspondence and Administrative Records

Audio and Visual Records


Andy Isbell Papers, Drill Charts, and Footnotes

Gary Smith Papers, Newspaper Clippings, and Photographs

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Collection Overview

Title: Peter J Griffin Papers, 1910-2011Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/29

Primary Creator: Griffin, Peter J. (1961)

Extent: 8.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into six series: Series 1, Drill Charts; Series 2, Correspondence and Administrative Records; Series 3, Audio and Visual Records; Series 4, Epherma; Series 5, Andy Isbell Papers; and Series 6, Gary Smith Papers. Materials are arranged in alphabetical and chronological order.

Date Acquired: 05/11/2011

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of Marching Illini Drill Charts, correspondence, audio-visual recordings, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting Dr. Griffin's time as Assistant Director of Bands (1994-2011) and Director of the Marching Illini (2006-2011) at the University of Illinois. Of particular note is the "Second Band" Presentation that was given in 2006 at the Midwest clinic, the MENC convention in 2008, and the CBDNA convention in 2009. This collection also contains records from Andy Isbell, a trumpeter in Marching Illini from 1983 to 1987 and voice of the Marching Illini since 1997, and Gary Smith, director of the Marching Illini from 1976 to 1997.

Biographical Note

Dr. Peter Griffin became Assistant Director of Bands at Illinois in 1994 after having served in that capacity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Wisconsin, Dr. Griffin conducted one of its concert bands, was Assistant Director of the marching and Varsity bands, and taught in the School of Music. Prior to his appointment at Wisconsin he was instrumental music director in Fowler, Colorado and at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs. While teaching in Colorado he also performed with Rocky Mountain Brassworks (Denver), the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, and the Pueblo Municipal Band.

In addition to his conducting responsibilities at the University of Illinois, Dr. Griffin teaches conducting and marching band procedures in the School of Music. He was the conductor of the Illini Marching Band Festival and the Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival from 1994-2006. He also served as head clinician and co-director of the Smith-Walbridge Drum Major Clinics from 1993-2005, and has served as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator across the state of Illinois and throughout the United States. Dr. Griffin served as head clinician of the University of New Hampshire Marching Band Clinic from 1999-2002, was co -producer/director of the pre-game and halftime shows at the 1998 and 2000 Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, and has published articles in The Instrumentalist Magazine and the National Band Association Journal. In January 2006 he presented a clinic at the Illinois Music Education Association state convention in Peoria, and in December 2006 the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. In January 2008 he directed the Marching Illini in performances at the Rose Bowl Parade and Rose Bowl, and in March 2008 the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. In April 2008 he presented a clinic at the Music Educators National Conference Biennial Convention in Milwaukee, and in March 2009 at the College Band Directors National Association national convention in Austin, TX.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Peter J. Griffin

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Drill Charts, 1985-2010],
[Series 2: Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1986-2011],
[Series 3: Audio and Visual Records, 1952-2010],
[Series 4: Ephemera],
[Series 5: Andy Isbell Papers, Drill Charts, and Footnotes, 1978-1987],
[Series 6: Gary Smith Papers, Newspaper Clippings, and Photographs, 1910-1997],

Series 2: Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1986-2011Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bibliographies, 1984, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Reference Material, 1985, 1987, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Quad Concert Programs, 1989-1991, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Conducting Letters - Kohut, MUS 142 [PARTLY RESTRICTED until 2070], 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Marching Illini, 1990, 1994-1999, 2005-2006 2009Add to your cart.
MI Band Festival Program, Indianan Roadtrip Handbook, Invoice, Iowa Trip Handbook, St. Louis Roadtrip Handbook, schedule, press guide, Section Leader and TA Camp Handbook, notes, invoice
Folder 8: Brass Band, 1993-1995, 2001-2007Add to your cart.
fingering charts, notes on arranging for brass band and scoring, articles on brass band, range of instruments, roster, programs
Folder 9: Liberty Bowl, 1994Add to your cart.
itinerary, invoices
Folder 10: ABA University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1995Add to your cart.
concert program, itinerary, room list
Folder 11: Ireland Trip, 1995Add to your cart.
itinerary, flight information
Folder 12: MI Section Leaders, 1995-1997, 2002Add to your cart.
notes, schedule, handbooks
Folder 13: Letters, 1995-2007Add to your cart.
Thank you letters/notes/emails
Folder 14: Band Camp, Days 1-7, 1996-2000Add to your cart.
notes, schedule, handbooks, drill charts
Folder 15: Brass Band Tours, 1996-2006Add to your cart.
programs, ads, Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival, members of band, postcard, itineraries, newspaper (oversized)
Folder 16: Symphonic Band Tour, England, 1997Add to your cart.
Concert orders, excuse letter, ensemble members, itinerary, notes
Folder 17: David Stanhope Interview, 20 October 1998Add to your cart.
audio cassette and 2 3.5 inch floppy disks, transcript, interview questions, curriculum vitae 1998
Folder 18: Micron Bowl, 1999Add to your cart.
notes, program, footnotes, itinerary, schedule, operations manual, newsletter, pamphlet, trip manual
Folder 19: MI Press on Micron Bowl, 1999Add to your cart.
newspaper clippings (originals and photocopies)
Folder 20: The University of Illinois Orange and Blues Band Directors Manual, ca. 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 21: London Tattoo, 2001Add to your cart.
schedule, map, drill charts, program
Folder 22: England Trip, 2001Add to your cart.
handbook, drill charts, correspondence
Folder 23: Purdue Trip, 2001Add to your cart.
directions, map, drill charts, information sheet, correspondence
Folder 24: Alumni Band, 2001-2005Add to your cart.
correspondence (mostly Thomas Caneva and Joe Rank), meeting minutes/agenda, Illinois legacy cd project, bylaws, notes on Homecoming (2003), newsletter, notes, alumni band demographics, alumni list
Folder 25: Sugar Bowl, 2002Add to your cart.
patch, guidebook, itinerary, flight plans, notes, invoice, postcard
Folder 26: 2002-2003 School Year Engagements, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
seating chart, correspondence, itinerary, flight info, hotel info, contracts, programs
Folder 27: Orchestra Hall Chicago, 31 March 2005Add to your cart.
program, bus list, itinerary, circle of honor, receipt of dinner
Folder 28: Association of Concert Bands National Convention, Quincey Il, 2005Add to your cart.
programs, magazine
Folder 29: Sunday with Veterans, 2005Add to your cart.
speech, drum major manual, itinerary, orientation sheet, drill charts
Folder 30: Commencement, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Commencement Program and Rules/Procedures
Folder 31: Assembly Hall Concerts, 2005-2007Add to your cart.
notes, drill charts, correspondence, forms, script, program
Folder 32: IMEA, 2006Add to your cart.
Paper/Speech, research notes, how to research, notes, correspondence, memo - The University of Illinois Band: A Second Look at the First 40 Years
Folder 33: University of Illinois Wind Symphony, Carnegie Hall, 2006Add to your cart.
programs, tickets, advertisements, itineraries, correspondence, liability paper, invoices, review
Folder 34: One Hundred Years of Illinois Loyalty Concert, 3 March 2006Add to your cart.
Script, research articles/notes, program, photocopied music, newspaper articles, thank you notes
Folder 35: MI Teach Syllabus, 2006Add to your cart.
daily schedule, repertoire list, drill chart
Folder 36: MI 2006, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
correspondence, handbook, schedules, drill charts, squad numbers, drumline technique guide, notes, music
Folder 37: Midwest, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Programs, correspondence, "The Second Band" presentation, The Instrumentalist
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Big Ten Band Directors Association Membership Directory, 1992-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Big Ten Band Directors Association Membership Directory, 1999-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 2006-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MI 2007, 2007Add to your cart.
notes,  show ideas, section leader camp guide, list of repertoire from each season (96-05), drill charts, demographics sheet, forms, correspondence
Folder 5: Indiana Trip, 2007Add to your cart.
notes, itinerary, lists, handbook for trip, correspondence
Folder 6: Drum Major Tryouts, 2007Add to your cart.
scoring, critique sheet, audition req
Folder 7: Midwest, 2007Add to your cart.
Wind Symphony Program
Folder 8: St. Louis Trip, 2007-2010Add to your cart.
Itinerary, correspondence, wristband, schedule, halftime and pregame, seating chart
Folder 9: MENC Milwaukee, 2006, 2008Add to your cart.
"The Second Band Presentation," correspondence, notes, program
Folder 10: 94th Rose Bowl University Participation Manual, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Contents from Leather Rose Bowl Folder sleeve, ca. 2008Add to your cart.
business cards and brochures
Folder 12: Rose Bowl Parade and Game Information, 2008Add to your cart.
itinerary, Bowl Bound newsletter, staff trip book, trip book, parade info, directors guide from rose bowl, release/waiver/insurance guide
Folder 13: Rose Bowl Travel/Housing Transfers, 2008Add to your cart.
travel arrangements, invoices, notes
Folder 14: Rose Bowl Notes, 2008Add to your cart.
notes, correspondence, invoices
Folder 15: Rose Bowl Rehearsal Information, 2008Add to your cart.
drill charts, music, notes
Folder 16: Rose Bowl non-game day events, 2008Add to your cart.
correspondence and notes
Folder 17: Rose Bowl Correspondence, 2008Add to your cart.
thank you notes/emails, correspondence
Folder 18: Ireland, 2008Add to your cart.
correspondence, itineraries, lists, advertisements
Folder 19: Section Leader and Band Camp, 2009Add to your cart.
daily rehearsal schedules
Folder 20: Assembly Hall, 2009Add to your cart.
program, script, notes
Folder 21: CBDNA - Austin, TX, 2009Add to your cart.
"The Second Band Presentation", correspondence
Folder 22: Chicago Trip, 2009Add to your cart.
insurance liability invoice, correspondence, program order, notes, bus list, itinerary, host family list, bus invoice, per diem sign out, performance contract
Folder 23: Alumni Band, 2009Add to your cart.
correspondence, logistics, minutes, newsletter, notes
Folder 24: MI Formal, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
speech, program, notes
Folder 25: Section Leader Interviews, 2010Add to your cart.
Interview and final list
Folder 26: Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival, 2010Add to your cart.
Program, notes, guide
Folder 27: University of Illinois versus Northwestern, Wrigley Field, 2010Add to your cart.
Itinerary, list, seating arrangement, bus list, invoice, correspondence, notes
Folder 28: Texas Bowl, Houston, TX, 2010Add to your cart.
Postcard, patch, wristbands, bowl manual, correspondence, Deep in the Heart of Texas Score, Itinerary, drill charts, checklists, band list, contracts, insurance forms, notes room list
Folder 29: Curriculum/Scheduling, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
correspondence, bands schedule/guidelines
Folder 30: IMEA Presentation, 2011Add to your cart.
IMEA program, mag, presentation, presentation notes
Folder 31: Champaign Legacy Talk, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Bands History, University of Illinois, undatedAdd to your cart.
correspondence, obituary, published articles, programs
Folder 33: MI History, 1 of 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: MI History, 2 of 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: MI, undatedAdd to your cart.
photocopied articles, programs, notes
Box 8 OVERSIZEAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Press on British Brass Band Tours, 6 April 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Press on U of I Wind Symphony, 23 February 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Marching Illini Press on Bowl, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 100 Years of Illinois Loyalty Concert, 2 March 2006Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Drill Charts, 1985-2010],
[Series 2: Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1986-2011],
[Series 3: Audio and Visual Records, 1952-2010],
[Series 4: Ephemera],
[Series 5: Andy Isbell Papers, Drill Charts, and Footnotes, 1978-1987],
[Series 6: Gary Smith Papers, Newspaper Clippings, and Photographs, 1910-1997],

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