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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 08:05:29 PM »
No video from 1985??

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 02:57:21 PM »
I have one from the Fall of '85, but whoever made the video had no clue what they were doing.  The Sun on the other side of the field forced the aperture to close so much that all you see is a bright sun and a very very dark field. They should have blocked the Sun. 

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 09:04:19 AM »
How and why does the band style differ from the 1989 and earlier squads?  Music, marching style?  The recent style seems to lean more on the 'creative' side.

(Never participated in the marching band so I'm clueless.  But I was first chair in junior high band class.  ;D )


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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 09:27:27 AM »
Just been the evolution of the art.  We moved from military in the 70s (moving mainly east/west) to milicorp in the early 80s (east/west and north/south) to where we are today (north/south).  The band wants to "win" too, and in order to try to compete at the highest level and try to advance in competition (district/regional/state), they need the creative shows. Judges just don't seem to care for for military style anymore.

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 09:57:33 AM »
Looking at the 1988 video, they sound so much louder than compairing todays band.

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 02:50:03 PM »
The 1989 Indian Band has the most amazing sound in my opinion, i mean, there band had an amazing tone. I just wish it was the same now as it was a long time ago.  :-\
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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 12:47:51 PM »
The 1989 Indian Band has the most amazing sound in my opinion, i mean, there band had an amazing tone. I just wish it was the same now as it was a long time ago.  :-\

Yes, they did!  I was in both the band from '87-'91.  It was an amazing time to be in the NDN Band!  I have never really cared for the style of marching the band is using now.  Almost all the bands we competed against used this style, but we were different and still ranked in the top bands in the state.  Something must have happened with the judging to bring on the change, but from what I can tell, the band has not done near as well at competition since making the change.  I know one thing that is lacking is the volume of the sound!  I'm hoping that some changes can be made that will make them competitive again and bring back the sound that the NDN band was always known for.  We can always hope.   :)

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008, 06:29:10 PM »
The bands of Fall 1988 (state finalists) and Fall 1989 had some tremendous players.  The Fall 1989 played some tough music. 

I wish I had the Fall 1994 video when Kris Wadenpfuhl was Senior and played the Trumpet solo on La Suerte.    The Fall 1996 show as also one of my favorites.  They had half the I-ettes dressed in black to represent the aliens in "Independence Day" and I recall a scene were they were scattered all over the field.

The 90's were definately some of the greatest shows.  I imagine part of was due to the enthusiasm level of the directors with their own kids coming through (Samantha and Betsy A, Kris and Karen W.) Not that they were not excited other times, but you can't help but want to do the best for your kids.


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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009, 09:13:39 PM »
We 76-ers feel left out.  :(
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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 11:27:40 AM »
We 76-ers feel left out.  :(

Awww...don't feel left out!  I got my inspiration to be in band, and play trumpet from my big bro, who was a '76-er  ;)!!  I was little, but I do remember watching him march and I wanted to be just like him,  I thought he was so cool!!

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 06:21:41 PM »
He WAS cool.  He was my podna!  Pretty good trumpet player too!
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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009, 10:27:57 PM »
Kinda partial to 80 and 81 marching contests,  fall of 80 is when we went to Austin for state competition.  So much fun!!
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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2010, 12:15:09 PM »
These videos bring back many fond memories from my high school days. We had some amazing marching shows back then. Thanks for taking the time to put them here.

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2010, 10:16:49 PM »
Glad that you enjoyed them!

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2011, 09:35:43 PM »
Still hoping that someone can produce the 76' band video! 

PLEASE!   :hi:
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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2011, 04:59:48 PM »
No video from 1985??

At this moment I am uploading to YouTube the 1984 Marching contest video I have converted from VHS to DVD.  The image quality is not great, the sound is good, but there is no Nuclear Detonation in the middle of it.

I am also uploading to YouTube the 1985 Marching contest video.

PNG Indian Fan, if you could add them to your string that would be awesome.

The Class of 1986 is having our 25 year reunion in a few weeks....I finally got our Senior year Marching contest video up on YouTube!

I just checked my upload progress.....don't look for them both to be there until late tonight.  But they are on the way!!!
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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 07:05:18 PM »
Post the link here Cliff and I will copy it to the main thread. 

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2011, 07:37:20 PM »
Still hoping that someone can produce the 76' band video! 

PLEASE!   :hi:

Well, all I can say is that back in the mid-80's, we transferred everything we had on reel film ('77 to '84 contests) one Saturday afternoon to VHS at a local TV station.  We did that so Mr Long could have a copy on VHS while the school retained the reels.  I don't know what happened to older films, I have never seen them.

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2011, 11:18:13 PM »
Looking at the 1988 video, they sound so much louder than compairing todays band.

The 1988 band was at State Marching Contest, and the field was miked.  That is why they sound so much louder.  However, you are correct, the band in the late 70's through the 90's was much louder. We were bigger then, and we were taught to play with greater dynamics.

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2011, 11:22:16 PM »
Still hoping that someone can produce the 76' band video! 

PLEASE!   :hi:

Well, all I can say is that back in the mid-80's, we transferred everything we had on reel film ('77 to '84 contests) one Saturday afternoon to VHS at a local TV station.  We did that so Mr Long could have a copy on VHS while the school retained the reels.  I don't know what happened to older films, I have never seen them.

The old reels are in the band library, along with several VHS tapes. The reels go back way farther than '77, though. In fact, I think the earliest one I've seen was 1963. I could be wrong though.

I have no idea how those reels could be uploaded to Youtube.
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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2011, 09:55:50 AM »
Thanks for the update bamakid, the information I had was current as of 1985. 

There are services out there ("Googlable") that can  can transfer film (8mm, 16mm, etc) to digital.  The other option is to play the video on a screen and then film it with a digital video camera. Not hi-tech but it can work - I used this method to transfer some 8mm family movies to DVD many years ago.

This would be a great project for the band Historian (if they still have that office) to head up.   I would think that getting all band archives from film & VHS to digital should be priority as the years go on. 

 
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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2011, 02:46:39 PM »
Any video for 1987 out there?   That was my Freshman year and I'd love to see it!

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Re: Online Videos: Past Indian Bands at Marching Contest: 1977-1989
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2011, 08:49:43 AM »
Would love to see '87  also, my good friend was a drum major that year.