Marching Band Records
UA.16.86.2

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Klann, Gerald
Creator
Michigan State University. Spartan Marching Band.
Title
Marching Band records
ID
UA.16.86.2
Date [inclusive]
1948-2015
Extent
0.8 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

When the Michigan State College Football Team represented the Big Ten at the Rose Bowl in 1954 and 1956, the Spartan Marching Band was included in the entourage. The Oldsmobile Division of General Motors sponsored both band trips, providing a special train for the journey to California and back. The band marched in parades and played concerts in major cities along the route.

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Scope and Contents note

The Marching Band records contain memorabilia from the 1954 and 1956 Rose Bowl games. This collection of memorabilia was donated by alumnus Gerald Klann (class of 1928) who was associated with Oldsmobile and who accompanied the band on both trips (December 26, 1953 - January 6, 1954 and December 27, 1955 - January 7, 1956). Included in the collection are maps, train schedules, travel guides, dining car menus, Rose Bowl Game and Tournament of Roses programs and tickets, and miscellaneous travel brochures. The records also include marching formation grids for games from 1948 to 1956, Spartan Huddle programs for 2001, 2003, 2006, a marching band media guide for 1973, and a marching band yearbook for 1996.

The Electronic Resources includes a video of the performance of “The Art of the March: Cues from Sun Tzu’s Art of War”, performed during the half time of the MSU vs. Maryland football game on November 14, 2015.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 1993

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 Added electronic resource November 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Marching Band.;
  • Rose Bowl (Football game).

Genre(s)

  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Begian, Harry, 1921-
  • Begian, Harry, 1921-
  • Klann, Gerald
  • Nelson, Jack

Subject(s)

  • Marching bands
  • Music

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Collection Inventory

ROSE BOWL TRIP (1953-54) 

Box Folder

Trip Bulletin 

1214H 1

Zone Manager Instructions 

1214H 2

Rock Island Train Schedule with Tour Sketch 

1214H 3

Rock Island Souvenir Menus 

1214H 4

Lansing State Journal, newsclip December 28, 1953 

1214H 5

MSC Marching Band Media Guide 

1214H 6

Spartan Rose Bowl Facts Sheet 

1214H 7

Band Passes for Rose Bowl Game and Parade 

1214H 8

Programs for Rose Bowl Game and Parade 

1214H 9

Canadian National Railways Souvenir Menu 

1214H 10

Ticket and Program for Shrine Game 

1214H 11

San Francisco tourist map, brochures 

1214H 12

Cliff House (San Francisco) menu and tourist booklet 

1214H 13

Southern Pacific Lines Souvenir Menu 

1214H 14

Rio Grande Railways Souvenir Menus 

1214H 15

Rio Grande Railways Panoramic Views Pamphlet 

1214H 16

Rio Grande Railways Timetable 

1214H 17

Salt Lake City: Temple Square Pamphlets 

1214H 18

Burlington Route Souvenir Menus (2) 

1214H 19

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ROSE BOWL TRIP (1955-56) 

Box Folder

Oldsmobile Sponsored trip - Itinerary and Schedule of Events Booklet and Post trip souvenir booklet 1955-1956 

1214H 20

Spartan Bandsman bulletin December 27, 1955 

1214H 21

Union Pacific Railroad Souvenir Menus (3) 

1214H 22

Illinois Central Souvenir Menu 

1214H 23

Southern Pacific Co. Souvenir Menus (3) 

1214H 24

Ticket and Program for Rose Bowl 

1214H 25

Texas and Pacific Railways Souvenir Menus (3) 

1214H 26

Missouri/Pacific Lines Souvenir Menu 

1214H 27

Miscellaneous tourist publications: Hoover Dam, Story of Tucumcari, Texas Bucks 

1214H 28

The Michigan State University Magazine, January 1956 

1214H 29

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Marching Band 

Box Folder

Spartan Huddle programs 2001, 2003, 2006 

1214H 30

Marching Band Media Guide 1973 

1214H 31

Senate and House resolutions honoring the band 1971, 1995 

1214H 32

Drill Schedule 2006 

1214H 33

“The Series” yearbook 1996 

1214H 34

Formations 

Box Folder

 1948 

2517H 1

 September 27, 1952 

2517H 2

 October 11, 18, 25, 1952 

2517H 3

 November 1, 15, 22, 1952 

2517H 4

 October 3, 10, 17, 31, 1953 

2517H 5

 November 7, 14, 21, 1953 

2517H 6

 January 1-2, 1954 

2517H 7

 September 25, 1954 

2517H 8

 October 2, 16, 1954 

2517H 9

 October 1, 8, 1955 

2517H 10

 November 12, 19, 1955 

2517H 11

 January 2, 1956 

2517H 12

 October 13, 1956 

2517H 13

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Oversize Items 

Box

State News. Football Edition 

5416
Drawer

Los Angeles Examiner Newspaper 

11

San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper 

11

Texas Tex-O-Gram Souvenir 

11

Video 

item

Videotape: "1972-73 MSU Marching Band Highlights" 1972-1973   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

Videotape -- 1972-1973 Highlights

Beta tape: MSU vs. Georgia Tech, All American Bowl 12/31/85   0.1 Cubic feet 1 Beta

Beta

MSU vs. Illinois -- Swing Show 10/24/87   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 Spartan Marching Band: Out Takes 3, William Wiedrich Director 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 Spartan Marching Band: Out Takes 6, William Wiedrich Director 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 Spartan Marching Band: Out Takes 7, William Wiedrich Director 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU BB Pep Band 1988 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 Spartan Marching Band: Out Takes 7, William Wiedrich Director 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Band Fans on Johnny Carson Show, SMB on Channel 5-L.A.   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Tournament of Roses   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Rose Bowl Half-Time   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Rose Bowl Tape 2 1988 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Rose Bowl Tape 1 1988 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 - Spartan Marching Band, Out Takes 4 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 - Spartan Marching Band, Out Takes 2 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Band at Pep Rally, 12/27/87; at Rose Parade, 1/1/88; at Rose Bowl, 1/1/88 12/27/87-1/1/88   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

10/10/87 Michigan vs. MSU 60's Show 10/10/87   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 - Spartan Marching Band, Out Takes 5 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 - Spartan Marching Band, Out Takes 1 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands 1988 Spartan Marching Band, The Long and Winding Road, William W. Wiedrich Director, © 1989 ATP 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

MSU Bands Spartan Marching Band - 1988 Rose Bowl - Dave Catron, Conductor; William Wiedrich, Assistant Director 1988   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band; Pregame and Halftime Performances at the MSU-Northwestern Game, Nov. 15, 1975 11/15/75   0.1 Cubic feet 1 U-Matic

U-Matic

Spartan Marching Band Corps Show: Nov. 15, 1975 11/15/75   0.1 Cubic feet 1 U-Matic

U-Matic
Reel

Spartan Marching Band Performance, MSU - Color - Stereo. Master undated   0.1 Cubic feet 1 videoreel (1 inch)

Box 1 / Folder 1

Ditto duplicate tape undated   0.1 Cubic feet 1 videoreel (1 inch)

Box 1 / Folder 2

Audio 

Spartan Brass 1984, 1 of 2 1984   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Reel
Audio   AMPEX 406
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

Spartan Brass 1984, 2 of 2 1984   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Reel
Audio   Ampex 406
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

Spartan Brass 1985 Reel 1 of 4 1985   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Reel
Audio   AMPEX 406
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

Spartan Brass 1985 Reel 2 of 4 1985   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Box
Audio   AMPEX 406
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

Spartan Brass 1985 Reel 3 of 4 1985   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Reel
Audio   AMPEX 406
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

Spartan Brass 1985 Reel 4 of 4 1985   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Reel
Audio   AMPEX 406
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

The Spartan Brass 1986 part 1 1986   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Reel
Audio   large
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

The Spartan Brass 1986 part 2 1986   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Reel
Audio   large
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

The Spartan Brass 1987 part 1 1987   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Reel
Audio   large
    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F

The Spartan Brass 1987 part 2 1987   0.1 Cubic feet 1 8mm reel


    Box
Box   UA 6372, Range 296/Shelf F
    Reel
Audio   large

Photographs 

Box Folder

Slides- March Band in the Football Stadium 1955 

1214H 35

Negatives- Leonard Falcone and Marching Band and Crowd 1968 

1214H 36

Electronic Resources 

"The Art of the March: Cues from Sun Tzu’s Art of War" performance 2015 

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Films 1920-1980 

Reel

MSU. Spartan Band Pregame, MSU vs. University of Oregon September 15, 1979   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 3

MSU. Marching Band. Indiana Homecoming. "T.V. Then and Now" October 21, 1978   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 4

Band. Northwestern. "Not used in composite". November 12, 1977   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 5

MSU. Marching Band. Notre Dame September 15, 1984   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 6

Alumni Marching Band, Pregame and Half-time. 1977   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 7

 30975-A MSU Marching Band. (Silent). 1965   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 8

Minnesota "TV". Halftime. November 14, 1981   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 9

Program Notre Dame plus cut-ins for "Doobie Brothers". November 11, 1978   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 10

MSU. Band. Minnesota Pregame. undated   1 16mm film reel

Box 1 / Folder 11

Wisconsin. Postgame. "Doobie Bros" plus cut-ins from tribute to Trumpets. October 18, 1980   1 16mm film reel

Box 2 / Folder 1

East Lansing High School Bank. September 23, 1978   1 16mm film reel

Box 2 / Folder 2

Iowa "Salute to Saturday". November 25, 1978   1 16mm film reel

Box 2 / Folder 3

Notre Dame Pregame and Half-time. October 7, 1978   1 16mm film reel

Box 2 / Folder 4

Wisconsin. "A Latin Show". October 28, 1978   1 16mm film reel

Box 2 / Folder 5

Northwestern. November 6, 1982   1 16mm film reel

Box 2 / Folder 6

Miami and Minnesota games. 1979/9/24 - 1979/11/10   1 16mm film reel

Box 2 / Folder 7

Illinois Pregame and Half-time. September 24, 1983   1 16 mm film reel

Box 2 / Folder 8

Various band titles. On film cores. 1979-1980   16mm film reels

Box 2 / Folder 9

Band - 1981. Season cut-ins and titles. 1981   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 1

Various short films and pieces of films. undated   16mm film reels.

Box 3 / Folder 2

Minnesota. October 16, 1976   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 3

Faygo. Color negative. 1977   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 4

 19219-A Ohio State. 1973   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 5

Indiana game. 1976   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 6

 30974A Band highlights. 1920-1971   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 7

Band at Landa Field (Audio Tape). October 7, 1978 

Box 3 / Folder 8

 1079-A MSU v. Notre Dame. October, 1972   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 8

 10780A Band Day November, 1969   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 8

Notre Dame / Syracuse 1967   1 16mm film reel

Box 3 / Folder 8

Minnesota. Audio Reel to reel tape of band. November 4, 1978   1 audio reel-to-reel tape

Box 3 / Folder 9

 10776-A MSU - UM Band. 1968   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10778-A Notre Dame 1968   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10777-A Minnesota 1968   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10794-A UM 1971   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10772-A Homecoming Ohio State 1967   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

Band Day September 27, 1980   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

Pregame Bowling Green September 28, 1981   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10791-A Purdue 1970   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10790-A OSU 1970   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10774-A Baylor 1968   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10773-A WXYZ Program (Silent) 1967   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10798-A OSU 1972   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10766-A Penn State 1966   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10765-A U.M. (Silent) 1966   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10804-A U.C.L.A. 1973   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10802-A U.M. 1973   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10769-A U.M. 1967   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10768-A Purdue 1966   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10767-A Notre Dame 1966   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10782-A U.M. 1969   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10781-A Indiana 1969   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10789-A Notre Dame 1970   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10764-B N.D. Drill (Silent) undated   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10786-A U.M. 1970   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10789-A SMU 1969   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 10783-A Minnesota 1969   1 16mm film reel

Box 4

 40079-A 1972 - 1973 Highlights. Various films on cores. 1972-1973   16mm film reels

Box 5 / Folder 1

Used in 1977 Season Composite. 1977   1 16mm film reel

Box 5 / Folder 2

1978 cores. Same as above 1978   16mm film reels

Box 5 / Folder 3

Wyoming "Band Day" September 24, 1977   1 16mm film reel

Box 5 / Folder 4