This third edition of The Marching Band Handbook updates information on all areas of the marching activity, including clinicians, clinics, directors and workshops; competitions; drum corps; fund raising; indoor guard; military bands; musicians, instruments and uniforms; music selection and sources; parades; publicity and public relations; travel arrangements; trophies, awards, gifts, medals and plaques; and twirling. It provides comprehensive lists for the director, drill designer, booster, musician, guard member and twirler—where to buy instruments or batons, the location of spring and fall competition sites, judging organizations, fund-raising organizations and ideas, clinic locations, marching band music publishers, magazines covering drum corps, twirling or band.
In a 50-room building that housed Connecticut's Civil War orphans, the University of Connecticut began in the fall of 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School. From this beginning comes a rich history of change that continues through the billion-dollar program known as UConn 2000. In these pages are many previously unpublished and many long-unseen images that chronicle 120 years of that transformation. Each era in the university's history has seen growth and change: the 1890s, when faculty and administration squared off in the "the war of the rebellion"; 1908 to 1928, when President Charles L. Beach changed the curriculum and fought for "the needs of the college"; the 27-year administration of Albert N. Jorgensen, which saw a small college become a major research university; the 1960s, when, under Homer Babbidge Jr., the university made great academic advances while facing the sociopolitical challenges of the times; and today, when unprecedented changes are rebuilding and enhancing Connecticut's flagship university.
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