Barry L. Houser Papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Promotional Materials

Memorabilia and Ephemera


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
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

Browse by Series:

[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],

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.

Browse by Series:

[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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