Barry L. Houser Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Promotional Materials

Memorabilia and Ephemera

Correspondence

Audiovisual Materials

Administrative and Business Records

Sheet Music



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Collection Overview

Title: Barry L. Houser Papers, 1976-2019Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/31

Primary Creator: Houser, Barry L.

Extent: 3.3 cubic feet

Arrangement: Content is organized in five series. Series 1: Promotional Materials, includes posters, programs, flyers, travel schedules, newspaper clippings, and promotional photographs of the University of Illinois Bands; Series 2: Memorabilia and Ephemera, includes personal photographs, conference/event passes, and souvineer badges; Series 3: Correspondence, is largely composed of greeting cards and letters from students and colleagues; Series 4: Audio-visual Materials, includes LP recordings of the University of Illinois Bands and a recording of the Sousa Band; and Series 5: Administrative and Business Records, includes born-digital files. Materials are arranged by subject type, and chronologically thereunder.

Date Acquired: 02/03/2016. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Band, Football, Band Department, Bands, Marching bands, Marching Illini

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of photographs, posters, programs, promotional materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and digital files documenting Barry L. Houser's time as University of Illinois Assistant Director of Bands (2011-present) and Director of the Marching Illini (2016-present). The collection also includes audio materials from the 1970s and 1980s.

Biographical Note

Barry L. Houser  (1977- )  began as Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois in 2011. He also became Director of the Marching Illini in 2015. Houser was born in Indiana in 1977. He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor's of Music from the University of Florida. After graduation, Houser also served as Assistant Director of Bands at Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida.  From 2001 to 2007, he acted as the Director of Bands and Performing Arts at Northwood High School, in Napanee, Indiana. From there, Houser pursued a Master's of Music in (Wind Band) Conducting from the University of Illinois (2007-2009). While pursuing his Master's degree, Houser studied with University of Illinois Bands Director James F. Keene; and as a Graduate Assistant, he was frequently involved in conducting various segments of the UIUC bands.  From 2008 to 2011, Houser was the Associate Director of Bands at Eastern Illinois University. Houser's bands have performed for the ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) State Marching Finals, as well as the IMEA (Illinois Music Educators Association) State Convention.

Nationally, Houser has served on the board of directors of the National Band Association and the College Band Directors National Association Athletic Band, and acted as President and Director of the Smith Walbridge Clinics, the largest marching band leadership band in the United States. He has been a guest conductor and clinician for a variety of marching and concert bands, and has contributed to a number of music textbooks, including "The System" and multiple editions of the "Teaching Music through Performance in Band" series. In addition to his pedagogical pursuits, Houser has conducted ensembles at the NBC Today Show, Indianapolis 500 Parade, Hollywood Christmas Parade, the Washington DC National Memorial Parade, and a Chicago Bears game. In 2015, he led the Marching Illini in the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Subject/Index Terms

Band, Football
Band Department
Bands
Marching bands
Marching Illini

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additions acquired on May 31, 2016 and November 20, 2020 from Barry Houser.

Acquisition Source: Barry L. Houser

Acquisition Method: Donation


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Promotional Materials, 1977-2015],
[Series 2: Memorabilia and Ephemera, 2011-2015],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 2011-2015],
[Series 4: Audiovisual Materials, 1976-1980s],
[Series 5: Administrative and Business Records],
[Series 6: Sheet Music],
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Series 1: Promotional Materials, 1977-2015Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Marching Illini Band Photo Book, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Marching Illini Student Staff Handbooks, 2014-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Event Programs and Flyers (non-University of Illinois), 2009-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Event Programs and Flyers, University of Illinois, 2013-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illinois Bands Newsletters, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Additional Publications (non-University of Illinois), 2013-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 7: University of Illinois, Publications, 2014-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Illini Marching Band Championships, Programs, 2011-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Invitation/Program: Marching Illini Formal, December 8, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Athletics Flyers and Programs, ca. 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Smith Walbridge Leadership Clinic Program, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Illinois Music Education Conference Programs, 2014-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Travel Materials - Chicagoland Marching Band Festival, September 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Travel Materials - University of Washington vs. University of Illinois, Soldier Field, Chicago IL, September 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Travel Booklet - Indiana Road Trip, November 8-9, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Travel Materials - Macy's Day Parade, New York, NY, November 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Travel Materials - Bright Spark Chick-Fil-A Bowl Band Festival, December 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Travel Materials - Women's Big Ten, March 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Travel Booklet - Marching Illini Ireland Tour, March  2014Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Travel Materials - Soldier Field, Chicago, IL, September 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Travels Materials - Illinois Marching Band Championships, October 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Pre-Game and Game Logs - Illinois vs. Missouri, Basketball, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Marching Illini - Large Band Photographs, 2010-2015Add to your cart.
Includes photographs of full band and various parts of the band, in different poses.
Folder 2: University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Wind Orchestra Event Posters, circa 2004-2008Add to your cart.

Performance dates: November 7, 2004; March 7, 2008; April 29, 2008;

and 2 copies of poster for A Call to Duty, Honor, and Country event, November, 11 (no year).

Folder 3: Marching Illini Concert posters, circa 2014Add to your cart.
2 posters (2 copies of each)
Folder 4: Event Flyers and Posters (non-University of Illinois events), 2013-2014Add to your cart.

Barry Houser is guest conductor for all events. Events include:

Concert Band Festival, Buffalo Grove High School, Barry Houser - Guest Conductor, March 13, 2013

Under American Skies, Virginia Theatre, December 14, 2013

The Water Outside's Been Frightful, Our Music's So Delightful, Parkland College, March 2, 2014

Folder 5: Chief Illiniwek Poster and Photograph, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Bandworld magazine print, 1989Add to your cart.
Print of cover of Bandworld, The International Band Magazine, August-October 1989 Issue, Vol. 5, No. 1
Folder 7: Newsclippings, 1977-2015Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Band festival and competition programs, 2012-2013Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Big 10 Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament booklets, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Champaign Exchange Club Certificate of Appreciation and meeting booklet, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Event programs and flyers, 2013-2016Add to your cart.
Oversize Portfolio Box 2Add to your cart.
Oversize Portfolio Case 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Illinettes Dance Team poster, 2012/2013Add to your cart.
Dance team oversize poster for 2012/2013 season.
Item 2: The Marching Illini poster, 2014Add to your cart.
Oversize poster with Aug.-Dec. 2014 Marching Illini schedule.
Item 3: Marching Illini posters, 2015/2016Add to your cart.
Two oversize posters with Marching Illini May 2015-Aug. 2016 schedule.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Festivals, competition, and conference documents, 2018Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Concert, Festival, and Invitational Programs, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Concert and Championship Programs, 2003-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Concert Programs, 2011-2017Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Concert and Memorial Service Programs, 2017-2018Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Concert Programs, 2019-2020Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Promotional Materials, 2017-2019Add to your cart.
Series 2: Memorabilia and Ephemera, 2011-2015Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Certificate of Appreciation, Kappa Kappa Psi, ca. 2011-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Photographs of Marching Illini (personal/non-promotional), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Photographs - Houser with Band Members, ca. 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Event Access Badges, 2012-2014Add to your cart.

Access badges for Houser/Marching Illini for the following events:

2012 Bands of America Championships

Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears, Sept. 9, 2012; Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears, Sept. 8, 2013; and Packers vs. Bears, Sept. 28, 2014

Rounds 2 and 3 badges for 2013 NCAA Basketball Championship, Mar. 22 and 24, 2013

3 badges for 2013 Indiana Football, Nov. 9, 2013.

Macy's Great AMerican Marching Band passes for 2013 and 2014.

Folder 27: University of Illinois Athletic Event Entry Badges, 2013-2015Add to your cart.

Access badge for Illinois vs. Washington, Illinois Football Chicago Homecoming, Soldier Field, Sept. 14, 2013.

And all Access Season passes for UIUC  Football, 2014 and 2015; UIUC Men's Basketball 2012/13-2014/15; and Women's Baskentball, 2013/14-2014/15.

Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Marching Illini Class of 2015 Photograph, with Signatures, 2015Add to your cart.
Large photograph with white matting, with signatures on matting.
Folder 9: Cloth Badges, circa 2015Add to your cart.
2 cloth badges: FMEA All State, 2015 and University of ILlinois Marching Ilini, undated.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Conn-Selmer VIP Band Director Summit Certificate of Completion, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Enta-San's 100th Birthday book, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 7: National Band Association Journal, vol. LIII, no. 2, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs of the Marching Illini at the Macy's Day Parade, 2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: New York Times, Daily Mail Macy's Day Parade clippings, and other newspapers, 2003-2019Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs of the Marching Illini from the Macy's Day Parade, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fliers, Posters, and Photograph, 2014-2018Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Name Tags, Event Badges, Tickets, Certificates, and Race Bib, 2016-2020Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: U of I Band Day commemorative plaque, September 10, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photo Album: Dedication of Marching Illini Tower, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs and Posters, 2016-2019Add to your cart.
Series 3: Correspondence, 2011-2015Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence, 2011-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence and thank-you notes, 2015-2016Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Thank you and Greeting Cards, 2012-2017Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Thank you and Greeting Cards, 2018-2020Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Thank you cards, 1 of 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Thank you cards, 2 of 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Audiovisual Materials, 1976-1980sAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Sousa and Pryor Bands, Original Recording (1901-1926), 1976Add to your cart.

LP - 12 inch - New World Records, Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc.

Side 1, The Sousa Band: John Philip Sousa: Federal March; J. Bodewalt Lampe: Creole Belles; Frederick A. "Kerry" Mills: At A Georgia Camp Meeting; Arthur Pryor: The Patriot; Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Pasquinade; John Philip Sousa: Glory of the Yankee Navy; Arthur Pryor: Trombone Sneeze; Herman Bellstedt: A Musical Joke on "Bedelia"; Edward T Paull: The Ben-Hur Chariot Race March.

Side2, The Pryor Band: Carl D. Vandersloot: General Pershing March; Anon: General Mixup, USA; Alvin Willis (arr.): March Shannon; James E. Fulton: Battleship Connecticut March; Abe Holzman: Alagazam March; Fred L. Moreland: Yankee Shuffle; John W. Bratton: The Teddy Bear's Picnic; Stanleigh P. Friedman: Down the Field March; W. Paris Chambers: Falcon March; Charles C. Sweeley: Repasz Band March.

Item 2: In Concert With, University of Illinois Band, 1983Add to your cart.

LP - 12 inch - "Curnow at Illinois - 1983"

Side A: Prelude on Three Welsh Hymn Tunes (Ralph Vaughan-Wlliams/Curnow); Mutanza (James Curnow)

Side B: Concertino for Tuba and Band (James Curnow; Daniel Perantoni, Soloist; James Curnow, Conducting); Slavonic Dances (Antonin Dvorak/Curnow).

Item 3: In Concert with University of Illinois Symphonic Band, undatedAdd to your cart.

LP - 12 inch; James F. Keen, Conductor

Side A: The Firebird Suite (Igor Stravinski)

Side B: Sounds, Shapes, and Symbols in Four Movements (Leslie  Bassett); Napoli (Herman Belstedt); The Federal March (John Philip Sousa)

Item 4: Marching Illini, University of Illinois, undatedAdd to your cart.

45 record; Harry Begian, Director of Bands; Gary Smith, Marching Illini Director; James Curnow, Assistant Director.

Side 1: Revised Entrance No. 3 (James Curnow, arrangement); Three in One (Hail to the Orange) - Erb.

Side 2: Cheer Illini (Hill); Oskee-wow-wow (Hill); llinois March (Goldman); Illinois Loyalty (Guild)

Item 5: Stadium Vibrations, Marching Illini, undatedAdd to your cart.

LP- 12 inch

Side 1: Stadium Entrance, Wilbur England; Revised Entrance #3 (Illinois State Song), James Curnow; Three in One (Chief's Music), James Curnow; Oskee Wow Wow, James Curnow; Eye of the Tiger, Allan Horney; My Heart Belongs to Me, Gary Langford; Chariots of Fire, Allan Horney; All Right, O.K., You Win, Allan Horney.

Side 2: Calypso, Art Travarthen; Spanish Drams, Allan Horney; Ai No Corrida, Les Taylor; Circus Medley; Allan Horney; Barnum & Bailey's Favorite, Allan Horney; Sneakin' Out of the STadium (Arr. by Folklore); Illinois Loyalty, James Curnow; Percussion Solo, (Dave Flyn and Dale Hallerberg).

Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: MI Festival, 1996Add to your cart.
Mini digital video cassette.
Item 2: MI Festival, 1998Add to your cart.
Tape 1 of 2. Mini digital video cassette.
Item 3: MI Festival, 1998Add to your cart.
Tape 2 of 2. Mini digital video cassette.
Series 5: Administrative and Business RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Administrative correspondance and thank you lettters, 2011-2020Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Course Evaluations, Workshop and Symposium iteneraries, 2011-2018Add to your cart.
Series 6: Sheet MusicAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Marching Band sheet music books: "Alternative Rock Senior Show"-"Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Marching Illini sheet music books: "Music of 1971"-"Show #3, Band Day", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Marching Illini sheet music books: "Show #4, Disney Spectacular"-"Welcome to the Show", undatedAdd to your cart.

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[Series 3: Correspondence, 2011-2015],
[Series 4: Audiovisual Materials, 1976-1980s],
[Series 5: Administrative and Business Records],
[Series 6: Sheet Music],
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