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 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.
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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.

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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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