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Band Instruction in the United States

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Haley Stockwell

on 15 November 2012

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Community Three
Sarah Balderson Jonathon Burch
Jeremy Cantu Rebecca King Band Instruction in the
United States Known as the "March King"

Invented the Sousaphone

Directed the first American band to tour the world

Conducted the Marine band

Wrote "Stars and Stripes Forever" John Phillip Sousa Sam Miller Haley Stockwell What? How? When? Lowell Mason
Frances Elliott Clark We don’t know what the future holds without knowing the past.

Band instruction in the United States has come a far way from when Music education first stared in Boston, Massachusetts in 1717, to now being taught in the high school setting with more than just an emphasis on voice. First School dedicated to singing founded in 1717 in Boston Massachusetts

First music textbook developed by Reverend John Tufts

Boston Academy of Music Music in colleges

Four year programs by the 1900’s

Oberlin College Band was first introduced to schools between 1885 and 1910

Part of a movement to include:
Hot lunches
Music programs
Military training Band still remained an extra circular activity while chorale music was part of secondary schooling. After WWI veterans began taking band positions after being trained in service bands. 1912 how to prose music activities in order of importance: Chorus, music appreciation, girl’s choruses, band, boy’s chorus or glee club. In the 1850s there were about 10,000 active bands in the US, by 1915 there were more bands in the state of Illinois than towns.
Bands could be found in: school, universities, factories, department stores, churches, amusement parks, prisons, seminaries, and schools for the feeble minded.
By the 1920s school band programs were on the rise. Looking Back Thought up by Victor J. Grabel, Director of the Band at the Cicero plant of the Western Electric Company.
$10,000 were raised to fund the project.
30 bands responded, 15 from the Chicago area.
Elements of Jazz entered.
Fostoria, Ohio’s band won.
Wanted to Continue Tradition The First National Band Contest Big band Jazz bands were the notable bands during the time of war, and post war.
Instrumental programs were able to draw upon a more extensive and higher quality repertoire.
Many more trained music teacher’s large schools, stronger, economy.
Age of bands died with Sousa in 1932 During and Post WWII Band classes, Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, Show Choir are all offered in the high school setting.
Band class can start as soon as 5th grade
Instruments offered depend on the band teacher.
Band teachers have a degree ranging from a bachelors to a doctorate in music ed.
Some bands at a city, state, mid-state, and national level Band in the Present
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