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Band History Thread
« on: February 09, 2008, 04:38:47 PM »
Ok, we are restoring as best we can the band history thread from the old message board.  Please submit any additions or corrections by posting a reponse from this thread.  Thanks!

Fall 1977:

1. Introduction Fanfare - Need the Name
2. Brian's Song - Trumpet Soloist, Steve Solis
3. March - Need the Name
4. March - Need the Name
5. Also Sprach Zurathustra

Drum Majors: Denise Hubbard, Donna Key

Comments:

Fall 1978:

1. Vesti la giubba  from  'Pagliacci'
2  Invictus
3. Noble Men of Kyle
3. Exodus - French Horn Soloist, Joan Branton

Drum Majors: Rene Rogers and Debbie McMillen

Comments:

Fall 1979:

1. Off the Line
2. Cordoba
3. Also Sprach Zurathustra

Drum Majors: Stacey Sheppard and Sheri Horn

Comments:

Fall 1980:

1. Conquistador - Trumpet Soloist, Tony Long
2. Espana Cani - Trumpet Soloist, Tony Long
3. Send in the Clowns

Drum Majors: Denise Barrington and Darla Billeaud

Comments: This was the first Indian Band to participate in the State Marching Contest.

Fall 1981:

1. Pictures at an Exhibition - Trumpet Soloists, Ted Tudor and Scott Shepard
2. Shenandoah
3. La Suerte de los Tontos

Drum Majors: Laurie Plessla and Jerri Ducote

Comments: Although most most years the marching contest is held at LC-M, this year the contest was held in Lumberton.

Fall 1982:

1. Veracruz - Trumpet Soloists, Scott Shepard and Ben Barnett
2. Tiger of San Pedro - Mellophone Quartet, Tammy LeBleu, Phillip Anderson, Cathy Durdin, Janice Schnell; Trombone Soloist, Jim Boneau; Trumpet Soloist, Scott Shephard
3. Come in from the Rain - Trombone Soloist, Jim Boneau

Drum Majors: Cammie Kelley and Laura Solis

Comments:


Fall 1983:

1. Only Time Will Tell - Trumpet Soloists, Biff Burris, Seth Smith, Dean Morgan, David Wright, James Solis
2. In the Stone - Trumpet Soloist, Seth Smith
3. Tico-Tico (Drum Feature)
3. Here's That Rainy Day/A Brand New Day - Trumpet Soloist, Biff Burris

Drum Majors: Denise Carlin and Vivian Manning

Comments:  This was the second Indian band to advance to the State Marching Contest, and one of only two that competed at the 5A level. This was also the first year in which the Indianettes marched with the band in at contest.  The colored disks on Only Time Will Tell and the umbrellas on Here's that Rainy Day/A Brand New day were great effects.

Fall 1984:

1. El Dorado - Trumpet Soloists, Darrett Reese, Gerald East, James Solis
2. Getaway
3. Drum Feature - Need the Name
4. America South - Trumpet Soloists,  Mike Laprarie, James Solis

Drum Majors: Ellie Broussard and Curtis Jones

Comments: This was year in which an area contest was held after the District contest.  The band advanced to area contest and was named first alternate to the state contest that year.  This was also the first year in which the band was led by a male Drum Major

Fall 1985:

Fall 1986:

Fall 1987:

Fall 1988:

1. Payload - Need Soloists
2. Scream Machine - Need Soloists
3. Empire of the Sun - Need Soloists

Drum Majors: Jan Beavens and Ginger Commander

Comments: This is the only Indian Band that made the finals at the state contest.  They took first in prelims and fifth in finals. 

Fall 1989:

1. Durango
2. Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor - Soloists??
3. Malenguena - Soloists???

Drum Majors:  Shelia Jungen, Sheryl Davis, and Glen Hunter

Comments: The band finished 11th at State Marching Contest this year.

Fall 1990:

1. Moorside March
2. Throw Down
3. Overture of 1812

Drum Majors: Brandy Salsgiver, Mary Irvin, and Chad Wilson

Comments: The band placed 6th at State Marching Contest this year.

Fall 1991:

1. New World Symphony
2. Flight of the Condor
3. Bacchanale

Drum Majors: Betsy Almany, Brian Davis, and Mindee Cormier

Comments: The Indian Band particiated in the State Marching Contest again this year and placed 7th. This is the 4th consecutive year for the band to compete at state. (88, 89, 90, 91)


Fall 1992:

1. Prince of Thieves (from Robin Hood)
2. When You're Alone (from Hook)
3. Sunrise Lady

Drum Majors: Lisa Goss, Scott Hebert (Head), and Angela Jordan

Comments:

Fall 1993:

1.  Jurassic Park
2.  Lucretia McEvil
3.  Bracchiosaurus Theme and T-Rex Fanfare from Jurassic Park

Drum Majors: Lindsay Knox, Samantha Almany, Heather Berry

Comments:

Fall 1994:

1. March of the Slave Children
2. La Suerte de los Tontos - Trumpet Soloist, Kris Wadenpfuhl
3. Far & Away

Drum Majors:

Comments:


Fall 1995:

1. Star Trek Generations Fanfare
2. Pagliacci
3. Apollo 13

Drum Majors: Brooke Crochet, Carrie Stafford, and Becky Sandifer
Comments:

Fall 1996:

"Now and Future Heroes"
1. Summon the Heroes (Them from 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta)
2. Themes from Independence Day

Drum Majors:
Will Garner-Head
Nikki Miller-Assistant
Jeremy Hunt-Assistant

Comments:

Won sweepstakes at Sam Houston State Marching Contest


Fall 1997:

Through Countless Halls of Air (...a history of flight)

Drum Majors:

1997-1998 Drum Majors:
Karen Wadenphul-Head
Jennifer Voss-Assistant
Kyle Babin-Assistant

Comments: First unified theme show - First year of 8 minute show limit. This competed in the state contest in Waco.

Placed 1st in Area Competition; went to State competition in Waco and placed 15th overall


Fall 1998:

"The Planets - Mars, Venus, and Jupiter"

Drum Majors:
Kerri Jones-Head
Sarah Cox-Assistant
Christy Comeaux-Assistant

Comments:

Fall 1999:

Star Wars (Episode I)

1. Main Title/Annakins Theme
2. The Duel of the Fates
3. Augies Great Municpal Band/End Title

Drum Majors:
Clint Carrens - Head
Jessica Jacobs - Asst.
Molly Garner - Asst.

Comments:
Advanced to Area competition, named 1st Alternate to State

Fall 2000:

Fantasia 2000
1. Firebird
2. Piano Concerto #2
3. Pines of Rome

Drum Majors:

Comments:

Fall 2001:

Fall 2001:

Head drum major: Daniel Deslatte
Asst. drum majors: Jacob Weldon and Melanie Jacobs

Show: Strength and Honor (Gladiator)


Fall the 2002:

Jeckyl and Hyde

Someone Like You/ I Need To Know
This is the Moment-Trumpet Soloist (Jonathon Rudd)
Facade/ I Need to Know (Reprise)

Head Drum Major- Jacquelyn Garcia
Asst. Drum Majors- Heather Looney and Laci Goldberg

Fall 2003:

"Music from Bill Chase"

Open Up Wide- Trumpet Duet (Jonathon Rudd and Kyle Leyendecker)
Handbags and Gladrags- Trumpet Soloist (Jonathon Rudd), Saxophone Soloist (Chase Tolbert)
Get It On

Head Drum Major- Ashley Moss
Asst. Drum Majors- Leigh Mingle and Lorin Hardman


Fall 2004:

"Illusions"

Karn Evil 9
A Whiter Shade of Pale- Trumpet Soloist (Chelsea Murdock)
White Rabbit

Head Drum Major- Jana McKey
Asst. Drum Majors- Alyssa Neeb and Sabrina Domingue
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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 07:22:16 PM »
And what about us 76 ers????  Are we so old that noone cares?  Maybe it's beleived that we CANT' REMEMBER any of that stuff???

just curious.    ;D
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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 09:27:30 PM »
Uh well, if you were there, wouldn't you remember?  ;)

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 06:55:27 PM »
Uh, I can't recall...Now where DID I put that alzheimer's medication???
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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 07:21:37 AM »
drum majors for fall 1979 were Stacey Sheppard and Sheri Horn
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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008, 04:33:37 PM »
Thanks for that info, I will update the main message.

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 09:42:21 PM »
Found this pic on Jenny Harris' facebook page.....it's the closing bow of the 1980 State Marching Contest Performance by the first band to compete at state!


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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008, 02:39:44 PM »
WOW!  Look at the fans going WILD!!!!!!
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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 07:17:11 PM »
Like all of Mr. Long's bands, they could play and march.

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 07:38:16 PM »
Like all of Mr. Long's bands, they could play and march.

As could Mr. Almany's and Mr. Wadenful's bands.... ;D

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 09:32:25 PM »
Fall 2001:

Head drum major: Daniel Deslatte
Asst. drum majors: Jacob Weldon and Melanie Jacobs

Show: Strength and Honor (Gladiator)
However, I have forgotten the songs.

Hmmm... but yeah!

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2008, 07:55:10 PM »
Thanks Loading Crew-er, the original message has been modified with your info.

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 04:58:27 PM »
Speaking of Mr. Long's bands, does anyone remeber the game at Ned., when the whole band was spread all over the field?  Uh, not on purpose either, it was a huge mess.  There were upset people everywhere you looked.
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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 07:53:15 PM »
Not sure I remember that game.  Must have been a Texas Turn gone bad :)

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2009, 07:56:11 PM »
Here's a missing soloist. In 1989 the trombone soloist is Chad Wilson. I remember because he is playing my horn. Also, I think the Durango soloist is Buddy Commander. I recognize the others but I can't place the names right now.
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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2009, 10:41:30 PM »
78 march was Invictus

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2009, 07:42:30 PM »
78 march was Invictus

Thanks!, I updated the thread.

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2010, 10:03:26 PM »
I was part of that first ever PN-G band that went to STATE in 1980.  That bow was at the end of "Send in the Clowns."  I remember that we campaigned for the district to let us go.  I still have the small signs we wore.  It was absolutely fantastic being part of Mr. Long's band.  That was the last marching drill he wrote as he retired at the end of the school year in 1981. 

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2010, 11:37:58 AM »
I recall a half time performance when they turned down the lights and wore glow sticks. They formed the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek and it was awesome. Does anyone remember the year?

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2010, 09:45:36 AM »
I recall a half time performance when they turned down the lights and wore glow sticks. They formed the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek and it was awesome. Does anyone remember the year?
I saw that and it was awesome. That was back in the days when the band had a different routine every week. Maybe late 70's or early 80's. I also loved the purple and white "dome" made with umbrellas by the Indianettes. Awesome!

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010, 04:44:48 PM »
I remember both the Star Trek and the umbrellas. Two of my favorites but I couldn't get any closer to the year than the last poster. She is right about either late 70's or early 80's.

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Re: Band History Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2010, 05:10:24 PM »
Star Trek, Umbrellas and Parachutes were performed during the 1980 football season.