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Title: Mark Foutch Brass Band Music and Bass Drum, 1954-1977
Primary Creator: Foutch, Mark R. (1922-2002)
Extent: 24.5 cubic feet
Arrangement: Series 1 is organized by part. Series 2 is arranged into two subseries 1) Octavo Scores and 2) Concert Band Scores. Both subseries are organized alphabetically by title of piece. Series 3 is organized chronologically.
Date Acquired: 03/25/2016. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Bands, Instrumental music, Music - United States
Consists of sheet music and bass drum used by the Mark Foutch Band during Foutch's tenure as its founding band director beween 1954 and 1977, and later by guest conductors of the ensemble. Also includes sound recordings of the Band.
Dr. Mark R. Foutch was born in Oklahoma City, Oklaohoma on July 22, 1922, the son of Mark R. and Grace Wormood Foutch Sr. He began his music studies at an early age. He attended Springfield, Illinois schools as a child and eventually received his optometry degree in 1947 from Monroe College of Optometry. He was a World War II veteran and practiced optometry in Central Illinois for his entire career. Foutch played in various professional and community bands around the United States before forming his own commercial ensemble, "The Mark Foutch Brass Band", which he led from 1954 to 1977. The band was based in Champaign, Illinois and performed concerts in the the style of the "John Philip Sousa Band." In addition he served as the director of the Ansar Temple Shrine Jazz Band out of Springfield, Illinois. Foutch died on November 6, 2002 and was buried in Champaign, Illinois' Mount Hope Cemetery.
Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Additional sound recordings donated by Sue and Bruce Wood on March 29, 2016.
Addition of band octavos and concert music donated by Jerry Loyet on May 11, 2016.
Acquisition Source: Jerry Loyet
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Evans Bass Drum painted with "Mark Foutch's Brass Band" in red and yellow and "Champaign, Ill." in black. Housed in red plastic case. Includes red spruce plywood stand with aluminum corners and black faux leather padding.
Drum and Case Accession #: 2016.129148.001a
Stand Accession #: 2016.129148.001b