University Bands Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Detailed Description

Instruments

Photographs

Uniforms

Ephemera

Music

Pressbooks

University of Illinois Band Films and Audiovisual Recordings

Bound Concert Programs

University of Illinois Band Videocassettes

Administrative Records

Direct Cut Discs



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Finding Aid for University Bands Collection, circa 1840-2021 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Tracy Parish, Adriana Cuervo, Kelly A. Carlson, and William Fisher

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Collection Overview

Title: University Bands Collection, circa 1840-2021Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/93

Primary Creator: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Bands

Extent: 113.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Arranged by type of material.

Date Acquired: 09/16/2004. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Band Department, Brass Instruments, Musical Instrument Collections, Musical Instrument Makers - Europe, Musical Instrument Makers - United States, Woodwind Instruments

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Includes musical instruments, band uniforms, photographs, music, newsclippings, audiovisual recordings, concert programs, and administrative records that document the University of Illinois Bands Department since its creation in 1905. The 1982 Chief Illiniwek Regalia was deaccessioned in 2009. The three boxes of administrative records include band conference and clinic programs, festival adjudications, Illinois commencement programs and band concerts, Marching Illini programs, ISYM programs, and WILL Radio broadcasts that were managed by the Assistant Directors of Bands between 1956 and 1974, including Eldon Oyen who joined the University Bands staff in 1969.

Biographical Note

The University of Illinois Military Band was established in 1870 for the purpose of providing music for functions within the military department of the Illinois Industrial University. From 1868 to 1894, the band was administered by student leaders and from 1895 to 1904 was led by various university faculty members. From 1905-1907, the band was led by Albert Austin Harding, who was an undergraduate in engineering.

In 1907, Harding was named the first director of bands, serving in this role for over forty years (1907-1948) and leading the band to a position of national prominence. Under Harding, the University of Illinois band became the first band to perform at a collegiate baseball game (1906) and a collegiate football game (1907); one of the few collegiate bands to receive a march written by John Philip Sousa (1929); and a laboratory ensemble for many of Harding's mentees, which included William D. Revelli, Frederick Fennell, Clarence Sawhill, Ray Dvorak, and Glen Cliffe Bainum. In 1929, Harding became one of the founding members of the American Bandmasters Association.

In 1932, upon the death of John Philip Sousa, Sousa left his vast library of sheet music and original manuscripts in the care of the University of Illinois Band. In 1955, the Band Department had grown so large that they required a new building to be constructed. In 1958 the Harding Band Building was completed, becoming the first permanent building specifically constructed for a collegiate band program in the country.

Subsequent directors of the Band Department include: Mark H. Hindsley (1948-1970), Harry Begian (1970-1984), James F. Keene (1985-2008), Abel Saldivar Ramirez (2008-2009), Robert Rumbelow (2009-2014), Linda Moorhouse (2014-2015), Stephen Peterson (2015-2022), and Kevin Geraldi (2022- ). The University Band Department also saw the rise of several important assistant directors and directors of the Marching Illini, including: Ray Dvorak, Glen Cliffe Bainum, Clarence Sawhill, Everett Kisinger, Guy Duker, Eldon Oyen, Harvey Herman, Gary E. Smith, Ken Steinsultz, Peter Griffin, Tom Cavena, Roby George, Barry Houser, Jesse Leyva, Elizabeth Peterson, and Kimberly Fleming.

The Band Department is currently a unit of the University of Illinois School of Music, which is in turn a unit of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Ensembles under the administration of the Band Department include the UI Wind Symphony, two symphonic bands, three concert bands, a British Brass Band, Clarinet Choir, the UI Basketball Band, the Orange & Blues and the Marching Illini.

Subject/Index Terms

Band Department
Brass Instruments
Musical Instrument Collections
Musical Instrument Makers - Europe
Musical Instrument Makers - United States
Woodwind Instruments


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Instruments],
[Series 2: Photographs],
[Series 3: Uniforms],
[Series 4: Ephemera, 1912-2000],
[Series 5: Music],
[Series 6: Pressbooks],
[Series 7: University of Illinois Band Films and Audiovisual Recordings, 1932-2004],
[Series 8: Bound Concert Programs, 1906-1985],
[Series 9: University of Illinois Band Videocassettes, 1979-1999],
[Series 10: Administrative Records, 1956-1974],
[Series 11: Direct Cut Discs, 1937-1956],
[All]

Series 9: University of Illinois Band Videocassettes, 1979-1999Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Item 1: Marching Illini, November 1, 1979Add to your cart.
Recorded by Monticello Cable TV; UCA30 min Color Videocassette u-matic
Item 2: Illinois and Awards, November 1980Add to your cart.
Drums; Beta I cassette
Item 3: Band Day, 1980Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette
Item 4: Illinois vs. Northwestern, 1980Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette
Item 5: Marching Illini, 1980Add to your cart.
Pre-game Show with Air Force B&D Corps, Half-time Show: "New York Finale" and "Santa Esmeralda", Post-game Show: "Horney Medley", "Hopak", and "Let It Be Me"; Beta I cassette
Item 6: Ole Miss, 1980Add to your cart.
Dad's Day; Beta I cassette
Item 7: Illinois vs. Minnesota, October 3, 1981Add to your cart.
Pre-games and Half-time Shows; Beta I Cassette
Item 8: Illinois vs. Indiana, 1981Add to your cart.
Pork Day/Band Day Pre-game and Half-time Shows, "Xanadu"; Beta I cassette
Item 9: Illinois vs. Iowa, 1981Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette
Item 10: Illinois vs. Purdue, 1981Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Beta I cassette
Item 11: Illinois vs. Syracuse, 1981Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 12: Illinois vs. Michigan State, September 11, 1982Add to your cart.
"Lost Arc" and 4-H Parachutes; Beta I cassette
Item 13: Illinois vs. Pittsburgh, September 25, 1982Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows, "Circus"; Beta I cassette
Item 14: Illinois vs. Purdue, October 9, 1982Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 15: Illinois vs. Ohio State, October 16, 1982Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 16: Illinois Marching Band, October 30, 1982Add to your cart.
Iowa City, Iowa/ Pre-game, Half-time, Post-game, and CBS Broadcast highlights; KCA60 u-matic videocassette
Item 17: Illinois vs. Michigan State, November 6, 1982Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 18: Marching Band Festival, 1982Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette
Item 19: Illinois vs. Iowa, October 1, 1983Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 20: Illinois vs. Michigan, October 29, 1983Add to your cart.
last 2 minutes; Beta I cassette
Box 56Add to your cart.
Item 21: Illinois vs. Indiana, November 12, 1983Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 22: Illinois vs. Ohio, 1983Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 23: Promo-Tape, 1983Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette
Item 24: Illinois vs. Wisconsin, October 6, 1984Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time "Strike up the Band" "Rock It"; Beta I cassette
Item 25: Wisconsin Band, October 6, 1984Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time; Beta I cassette
Item 26: Illinois vs. Purdue, October 20, 1984Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time "Right Stuff" Billy Joel; Beta I cassette
Item 27: Marching Illini, October 27, 1984Add to your cart.
KCA60 u-matic videocassette
Item 28: Minnesota, November 3, 1984Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 29: Band Festival, 1984Add to your cart.
Olympic Fanfare, Thriller, Malagueña, Drum Solo, Patriotic Medley, 3 in 1; Beta I cassette
Item 30: BI Festival, 1984Add to your cart.
Close ups; Beta I cassette
Item 31: Marching Festival Composite, 1984Add to your cart.
Olympic Fanfare, Thriller, Malagueña, Drum Solo, Battle Hymn, 3 in 1; Beta I cassette
Item 32: Northwestern, 1984Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Olympic Show; Beta I cassette
Item 33: Road to Pasadena: Marching Illini, 1984Add to your cart.
Rose Bowl Champions; Beta I cassette
Item 34: Road to Pasadena: Marching Illini, 1984Add to your cart.
Rose Bowl Champions, Short Version; Beta II cassette
Item 35: Illinois vs. University of Southern Calfornia, September 7, 1985Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette
Item 36: Illinois vs. Southern Illinois University, September 14, 1985Add to your cart.
Marching Illini; Beta I cassette
Item 37: Illinois vs. Ohio State, October 5, 1985Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette
Item 38: Illinois vs. Wisconsin, October 26, 1985Add to your cart.
Postgame Show; Beta I cassette
Item 39: Illinois vs. Michigan, November 2, 1985Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette/ Channel 1 Audio Only, Channel 2 unusable
Item 40: Illinois vs. Indiana, November 16, 1985Add to your cart.
Dad's Day, Post-game Show; Beta I cassette
Box 57Add to your cart.
Item 41: Illinois vs. Indiana, November 16, 1985Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 42: Band Contest, 1985Add to your cart.
MI; Beta I cassette
Item 43: Missouri, 1984Add to your cart.
Rob Foster C&C Spt. 1990 Birdwell; Beta I cassette
Item 44: Marching Illini Festival, October 4, 1986Add to your cart.
Beta I cassette - damaged
Item 45: Marching Illini, December 10, 1986Add to your cart.
PCM 79ES Digital Beta Master
Item 46: Illinois vs. Arizona State, September 12, 1987Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 47: Illinois vs. E. Carolina, September 19, 1987Add to your cart.
Band Day, Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta Cassette I
Item 48: Illinois vs. E. Carolina, September 19, 1987Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 49: Illinois vs. Ohio State, October 3, 1987Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows/ 4-H, Varsity 'I"; Beta Cassette I
Item 50: Illinois vs. Ohio State, October 7, 1987Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 51: Marching Illini Festival, October 10, 1987Add to your cart.
Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 52: Illinois vs. Wisconsin, October 17, 1987Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 53: Illinois vs. Wisconsin, October 17, 1987Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta Cassette I
Item 54: Illinois vs. Minnesota, October 31, 1987Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 55: Illinois vs. Minnesota, October 31, 1987Add to your cart.
Homecoming/ Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Beta Cassette I
Item 56: Illini vs. Michigan State, November 14, 1987Add to your cart.
Half-time and Post-game Shows; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 57: Illinois vs. Michigan State, November 14, 1987Add to your cart.
Pork Day/Pre-game, Half-time and Post-game Shows; Beta Cassette I
Item 58: Illinois vs. Michigan State, November 14, 1987Add to your cart.
Pre-game Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Box 58Add to your cart.
Item 59: Marching Illini, 1987Add to your cart.
Football Highlights Part I; Beta I cassette
Item 60: Marching Illini, 1987Add to your cart.
Football Highlights Part II; Beta I cassette
Item 61: Marching Illini, 1987Add to your cart.
Football Highlights Part III; Beta I cassette
Item 62: Marching Illini, 1987Add to your cart.
Football Highlights Part IV; Beta I cassette
Item 63: Marching Illini, 1987Add to your cart.
Football Highlights, Part V; Beta cassette I
Item 64: Marching Illini, 1987Add to your cart.
Highlights; Master BCA-60 Videocassette u-matic
Item 65: Marching Illini Show Tape, 1987Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 66: Illinois vs. Washington State, September 3, 1988Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 67: Illinois vs. Washington State, September 3, 1988Add to your cart.
Pre-game Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 68: Illinois vs. Utah, September 17, 1988Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 69: Illinois vs. Purdue, October 8, 1988Add to your cart.
Half-time Show/ cut, duplication; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 70: Illinois vs. Michigan State, October 22, 1988Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 71: Illinois vs. Indiana, November 5, 1988Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 72: Illinois vs. Northwestern, November 19, 1988Add to your cart.
Half-time Show/  duplication; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 73: All American Bowl, 1988Add to your cart.
Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 74: Marching Illini, 1988Add to your cart.
Football Highlights Part I; Beta I cassette
Item 75: Marching Illini, 1988Add to your cart.
Football Highlights Part II; Beta I cassette
Item 76: Marching Illini, 1988Add to your cart.
Football Highlights Part III; Beta I cassette
Item 77: Marching Illini Festival, 1988Add to your cart.
Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Box 59Add to your cart.
Item 78: Illinois vs. Utah, September 23, 1989Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 79: Illinois vs. Ohio State University, October 3, 1987Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 80: Illinois vs. Ohio State University, October 7, 1989Add to your cart.
Pre-game; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 81: Illinois vs. Michigan, November 11, 1989Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 82: Illinois vs. Indiana, November 18, 1989Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette/Beta
Item 83: Marching Illini at Krannert, November 19, 1989Add to your cart.
Beta Sony Dynamicron Pro-X
Item 84: Citrus Bowl, January 1, 1990Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 85: Illinois vs. Colorado, September 15, 1990Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 86: Illinois vs. Southern Illinois University, September 22, 1990Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 87: Illinois vs. Purdue, October 13, 1990Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 88: Illinois vs. Michigan State, October 20, 1990Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 89: Illinois vs. Northwestern, November 24, 1990Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 90: Marching Illini Festival, 1990Add to your cart.
Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 91: Illinois vs. E. Carolina, August 31, 1991Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette
Item 92: Illinois vs. Houston, September 21, 1991Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 93: Illinois vs. Ohio State University, October 12, 1991Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 94: Illinois vs. Wisconsin, November 2, 1991Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Box 60Add to your cart.
Item 95: Illinois vs. Michigan, November 16, 1991Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 96: Portrait of the Marching Illini, September 1992Add to your cart.
Prairie Fire/ WILL-TV Channel 12 Urbana, IL; SP Broadcast Videocassette
Item 97: University of Illinois  Bands, 1992Add to your cart.
Season Highlights; Betacam SP BCT-90ML Metal tape
Item 98: Marching Illini, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Betacam SP BCT-90ML Metal tape/ Master
Item 99: Illinois vs. Arizona State, September 18, 1993Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; VHS
Item 100: Illinois vs. Arizona State, September 18, 1993Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Betacam SP Master
Item 101: Illinois vs. Arizona State, September 18, 1993Add to your cart.
Pre-game/ channel 2 audio; Betacam SP Master
Item 102: Fighting Illini Marching Band, September 26, 1993Add to your cart.
Band Day; VHS
Item 103: Illinois vs Oregon, September 26, 1993Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Betacam SP Master
Item 104: Illinois vs. Ohio State, October 9, 1993Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Betacam SP Master
Item 105: Illinois vs. Ohio State, October 9, 1993Add to your cart.
Pre-game Show; Betacam SP Master
Item 106: Illinois vs. Northwestern, October 30, 1993Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Betacam SP
Item 107: Illinois vs. Northwestern, October 30, 1993Add to your cart.
Pre-game; Betacam SP
Item 108: Illinois vs. Minnesota, November 6, 1993Add to your cart.
Dad's Day/ Half-time Show (Broadway); VHS
Item 109: Illinois vs. Minnesota, Nov. 6, 1993Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Betacam
Item 110: Homecoming, 1993Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 111: Illinois vs. Ohio State, 1993Add to your cart.
Broadcast Videocassette/VHS
Box 61Add to your cart.
Item 112: Marching Illini, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Season Highlights; Betacam SP BCT-90ML Metal tape
Item 113: Marching Illini, 1994Add to your cart.
Season Highlights; Betacam SP BCT-90ML Metal tape/ Master
Item 114: Illinois vs. Minnesota, November 18, 1995Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Betacam SP
Item 115: Marching Illini, 1995Add to your cart.
Season Highlights; Betacam SP BCT-90ML Metal tape
Item 116: Illinois vs. University of Southern California, September 7, 1996Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; PB Broadcast Videocassette Betacam
Item 117: Illinois vs. Akron, September 21, 1996Add to your cart.
Half-time Show; Betacam
Item 118: Illinois vs. Indiana, October 6, 1996Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Betacam Anti-Stat, maybe cracked
Item 119: Illinois vs. Iowa, November 2, 1996Add to your cart.
Pre-game and Half-time Shows; Betacam Anti-Stat
Item 120: Marching Illini, 1996Add to your cart.
Season Highlights; PB Master Broadcast Videocassette Betacam SP Metal Tape
Item 121: Marching Illini, 1997Add to your cart.
Highlights; Betacam SP BCT-90ML Metal tape
Item 122: Marching Illini, 1998Add to your cart.
Highlights; Master Broadcast Betacam SP
Item 123: Marching Illini, 1999Add to your cart.
Betacam SP PB-90ML Metal tape/ Master
Item 124: Band Camp, undatedAdd to your cart.
featuring Lou Tepper; VHS
Item 125: Festival Press Box, undatedAdd to your cart.
Beta I cassette
Item 126: Homecoming, undatedAdd to your cart.
Half-time and Second Half; VHS
Box 62Add to your cart.
Item 127: Illinois vs. Michigan State, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pre-game, Half-time, and Post-game Shows; Beta I cassette
Item 128: Illinois vs. Wisconsin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Half-time Show; Betacam SP
Item 129: Marching Illini, undatedAdd to your cart.
Hi8 tape
Item 130: Marching Illini Band, undatedAdd to your cart.
Master Edit; Master Broadcast Videocassette u-matic
Item 131: Marching Illini, Minnesota, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 132: Marching Illini Special, undatedAdd to your cart.
Beta II cassette
Item 133: Michigan State, undatedAdd to your cart.
Postgame after Olympic Fanfare; Beta I cassette "bad audio"
Item 134: Morning Run throughs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Horseshoe View; VHS
Item 135: The New Sousa Band at Wolf Trap, undatedAdd to your cart.
Keith Brion, conductor; Beta I cassette
Item 136: Northwestern, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 137: Ohio State Game Festivities, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 138: Purdue, undatedAdd to your cart.
Half-time Clips; VHS
Item 139: Purdue, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pre-game Show; VHS
Item 140: Quad Day, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 141: Saturday Morning Practice on Homecoming, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 142: Thursday Practice, undatedAdd to your cart.
plus Gary's Assembly Hall Fitting; VHS
Item 143: Wisconsin Game, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 144: unknown, undatedAdd to your cart.
Beta cassette I
Item 145: unknown, undatedAdd to your cart.
VHS
Item 146: unknown, undatedAdd to your cart.
UCA Color Videocassette u-matic
Item 147: Conducting Class, 3/12/79; Dr. William Revelli Tape 1, 3/31/30, March 12, 1979 and March 31, 1980Add to your cart.
Ampex 1/2" open reel video tape.
Item 148: Zamora - Magic, 4/19/83 [414]; Little - Pluess, 4/21/83 [725], May 19 and 21, 1983Add to your cart.
VHS videotape.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Instruments],
[Series 2: Photographs],
[Series 3: Uniforms],
[Series 4: Ephemera, 1912-2000],
[Series 5: Music],
[Series 6: Pressbooks],
[Series 7: University of Illinois Band Films and Audiovisual Recordings, 1932-2004],
[Series 8: Bound Concert Programs, 1906-1985],
[Series 9: University of Illinois Band Videocassettes, 1979-1999],
[Series 10: Administrative Records, 1956-1974],
[Series 11: Direct Cut Discs, 1937-1956],
[All]

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