Peter J Griffin Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Drill Charts

Correspondence and Administrative Records

Audio and Visual Records

Ephemera

Andy Isbell Papers, Drill Charts, and Footnotes

Gary Smith Papers, Newspaper Clippings, and Photographs



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Collection Overview

Title: Peter J Griffin Papers, 1910-2011Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/29

Primary Creator: Griffin, Peter J. (1961)

Extent: 8.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into six series: Series 1, Drill Charts; Series 2, Correspondence and Administrative Records; Series 3, Audio and Visual Records; Series 4, Epherma; Series 5, Andy Isbell Papers; and Series 6, Gary Smith Papers. Materials are arranged in alphabetical and chronological order.

Date Acquired: 05/11/2011

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of Marching Illini Drill Charts, correspondence, audio-visual recordings, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting Dr. Griffin's time as Assistant Director of Bands (1994-2011) and Director of the Marching Illini (2006-2011) at the University of Illinois. Of particular note is the "Second Band" Presentation that was given in 2006 at the Midwest clinic, the MENC convention in 2008, and the CBDNA convention in 2009. This collection also contains records from Andy Isbell, a trumpeter in Marching Illini from 1983 to 1987 and voice of the Marching Illini since 1997, and Gary Smith, director of the Marching Illini from 1976 to 1997.

Biographical Note

Dr. Peter Griffin became Assistant Director of Bands at Illinois in 1994 after having served in that capacity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Wisconsin, Dr. Griffin conducted one of its concert bands, was Assistant Director of the marching and Varsity bands, and taught in the School of Music. Prior to his appointment at Wisconsin he was instrumental music director in Fowler, Colorado and at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs. While teaching in Colorado he also performed with Rocky Mountain Brassworks (Denver), the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, and the Pueblo Municipal Band.

In addition to his conducting responsibilities at the University of Illinois, Dr. Griffin teaches conducting and marching band procedures in the School of Music. He was the conductor of the Illini Marching Band Festival and the Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival from 1994-2006. He also served as head clinician and co-director of the Smith-Walbridge Drum Major Clinics from 1993-2005, and has served as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator across the state of Illinois and throughout the United States. Dr. Griffin served as head clinician of the University of New Hampshire Marching Band Clinic from 1999-2002, was co -producer/director of the pre-game and halftime shows at the 1998 and 2000 Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, and has published articles in The Instrumentalist Magazine and the National Band Association Journal. In January 2006 he presented a clinic at the Illinois Music Education Association state convention in Peoria, and in December 2006 the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. In January 2008 he directed the Marching Illini in performances at the Rose Bowl Parade and Rose Bowl, and in March 2008 the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. In April 2008 he presented a clinic at the Music Educators National Conference Biennial Convention in Milwaukee, and in March 2009 at the College Band Directors National Association national convention in Austin, TX.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Peter J. Griffin

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Drill Charts, 1985-2010],
[Series 2: Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1986-2011],
[Series 3: Audio and Visual Records, 1952-2010],
[Series 4: Ephemera],
[Series 5: Andy Isbell Papers, Drill Charts, and Footnotes, 1978-1987],
[Series 6: Gary Smith Papers, Newspaper Clippings, and Photographs, 1910-1997],
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Series 1: Drill Charts, 1985-2010Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Drill Charts, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Drill Charts, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Cool MI Drill Ideas, 1986-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Starting Formation, "25 or 6 to 4", 3 October 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Halftime Shows, 1989Add to your cart.
Fire Dance, Tiger of San Pedro, It Don't Mean a Thing
Folder 6: Halftime Shows, 1991Add to your cart.
unidentified, Rock Show 1
Folder 7: Band Day, Halftime Shows, 1995Add to your cart.
Sing, Sing, Sing and Calypso,
Folder 8: Halftime Show, 9 November 1996Add to your cart.
Johnny One Note
Folder 9: MI Pre-Game Show, Three in One, Halftime Shows, 1997Add to your cart.
Halftime Shows - Opera Show, John Williams Opener, Jurassic Park, Mellodrama, Chicago
Folder 10: Halftime Shows, 1998Add to your cart.
A Latin Extravaganza, A Tribute to Sinatra, Chicago's Greatest Hits, The Sounds of the Big Band Era, Planet Illinois...Out of This World
Folder 11: Halftime Show, 1998Add to your cart.
Old Man River (The Sounds of the Big Band Era)
Folder 12: Halftime Shows, 1999Add to your cart.
Porgy and Bess, I've Got Rhythm, Sunshine of My Life, Satisfaction/Stevie Wonder Show, The Long Awaited Decades Medley, Thriller, American Opener, Strike Up the Band, Austin Powers
Folder 13: Marching Illini 2000 Season, 2000Add to your cart.
Includes brief history of band program, staff, drill charts and scripts of all pregame and halftime shows
Folder 14: Halftime Shows, 2000Add to your cart.
These are annotated: Santana Medley, 2001/Y2K, El Toro Caliente, West Side Story
Folder 15: Marching Illini 2001 Season, 2001Add to your cart.
Includes brief history of band program, staff, drill charts and scripts of all pregame and halftime shows
Folder 16: Halftime Shows, 2001Add to your cart.
Annotated - My Favorite Things, London Tattoo Show
Folder 17: Marching Illini 2002 Season, 2002Add to your cart.
Includes brief history of band program, staff, drill charts and scripts of all pregame and halftime shows
Folder 18: Halftime Show, 28 September 2002Add to your cart.
Annotated - Dave Matthews Band
Folder 19: Marching Illini 2003 Season, 2003Add to your cart.
Includes brief history of band program, staff, drill charts and scripts of all pregame and halftime shows
Folder 20: Marching Illini 2004 Season, 2004Add to your cart.
Includes brief history of band program, staff, drill charts and scripts of all pregame and halftime shows
Folder 21: Pregame Drill Chart, 2004Add to your cart.
Annotated
Folder 22: Marching Illini 2005 Season, 2005Add to your cart.
Includes brief history of band program, staff, drill charts and scripts of all pregame and halftime shows
Folder 23: Halftime Show, 2005Add to your cart.
Annotated - Festive Overture, Mr. Roboto
Folder 24: Pregame and Halftime Shows, 2006Add to your cart.
Armed Forces Medley, Mamma Mia Medley, It Don't Mean a Thing, Crazy Little Fat Bottom'd Thing, Queen Medley, Bon Jovi Show, Far From Over
Folder 25: Halftime Shows, 2007Add to your cart.
More Than a Feeling/Don't Look Back, Let's Get it Started, Ritual Fire Dance, Beatles, Zeppelin
Folder 26: Halftime Show, 2009Add to your cart.
Ben Folds Show
Folder 27: 2010 Teaching Charts - Pregame/3 in 1, 2010Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Halftime Shows, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Halftime Shows, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Karn Evil 9, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Johnny One Note, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Untitled Drill Charts, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Untitled Drill Charts, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Drill Charts, 1985-2010],
[Series 2: Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1986-2011],
[Series 3: Audio and Visual Records, 1952-2010],
[Series 4: Ephemera],
[Series 5: Andy Isbell Papers, Drill Charts, and Footnotes, 1978-1987],
[Series 6: Gary Smith Papers, Newspaper Clippings, and Photographs, 1910-1997],
[All]

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