The University of Arkansas Razorback Band: A History, 1874-2004

The University of Arkansas Razorback Band: A History, 1874-2004

by T.T. TYLER THOMPSON
     
 

From the small Cadet Band that supported the school's military department, to the "best in sight and sound" Marching Razorbacks that are a staple of Razorback Athletics, the Razorback Band has provided the soundtrack to the University of Arkansas. The rich history of the Razorback Band has spanned almost the entire existence of the University of Arkansas. This book… See more details below

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From the small Cadet Band that supported the school's military department, to the "best in sight and sound" Marching Razorbacks that are a staple of Razorback Athletics, the Razorback Band has provided the soundtrack to the University of Arkansas. The rich history of the Razorback Band has spanned almost the entire existence of the University of Arkansas. This book documents the distinguished 130-year history of the band from its humble beginnings in 1874 to the major college organization that it is today. As a supporting player of the military and ROTC programs and of the athletic department, the Razorback Band has provided the spirited musical excitement required through the years, as well as performing concerts on its own for an appreciative student body and community audience with the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. Add to that the parallel story of the evolution of an exciting basketball and volleyball spirit band-the Hogwild Band-and you have in this lavishly illustrated book the first-ever history of the music makers of the University of Arkansas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557287793
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Fanfare
Overture
Ch. 1The beginnings of a university1
Ch. 2A band on the campus, 1874-19087
Ch. 3The band takes on new responsibilities, 1908-192121
Ch. 4The Razorback ROTC band makes an impact, 1921-192735
Ch. 5The Foutz years, 1927-194041
Ch. 6The war years and the emergence of the Civilian Marching Razorback Band, 1941-194861
Ch. 7The Marty-Widder years, 1948-195673
Ch. 8The Worthington years, 1956-1970107
Ch. 9The Janzen years, 1970-1985155
Ch. 10The Ragsdale-Robken years, 1985-1991205
Ch. 11The Warren-Gunter years, 1991-2004225
App. 1Band directors of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Marching Band283
App. 2Drum majors of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Marching Razorback Band285

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