Mark Foutch Collection


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description


Photographs and Ephemera

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Finding Aid for Mark Foutch Collection, 1935-2000 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Mark Foutch Collection, 1935-2000Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/59

Primary Creator: Foutch, Mark R. (1922-2002)

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: The collection is organized into two series: Series 1, Music; and Series 2, Photographs and Ephemera. Series 1 consists of two Sub-Series: Sub-Series 1, Music Manuscripts; and Sub-Series 2, Published Music.Each of these Sub-Series is organized alphabetically by composer. Whenever possible, an identification of the format of the music for each title (i.e. full score, condensed score, piano score and parts) has been noted with the corresponding abbreviations, FS, CS, PS, PA. Series 2 is organized alphabetically by subject.

Date Acquired: 06/23/2001. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Band Musicians, Bands, Instrumental music, Music - United States

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of manuscript and published music and parts for wind band by Mark Foutch and other composers, piano scores and parts for wind instrument and vocal solo, cornet and trumpet etude books, photographs, sheet music cover art, an event program, and sound recordings documenting Mark Foutch's music career.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Band Musicians
Instrumental music
Music - United States

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Initial donation of music, photographs, and ephemera from an unknown source on June 23, 2001.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Acquisition Method: Gift

Other Note: Pages

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Music],
[Series 2: Photographs and Ephemera],

Series 2: Photographs and EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 30: John S. Burroughs, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Group photo of children in costume, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Lake Springfield Dedication Celebration Program, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 33: United States Marine Band on parade, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Cover of "Master Cornet Solos of the Worlds Best Known Compositions", UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Newspaper Clipping and Concert Program, 1957-1996Add to your cart.

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