This page was added because several
classmates had mentioned how they especially
remember the closing of our band concerts with the
playing of The Stars and Stripes Forever
march by John Philip Sousa. And, of
course, with the remembering of the band concerts
comes the remembering of our band director, Donald
I. "Sarge" Boyd. "Sarge" was a uniquely-talented
and beloved teacher and musician who was
able to motivate us to give our best
efforts with each rehearsal and concert
performance. How he did it still remains a
A number of the band concerts from
our high school years were recorded on 331/3 rpm
vinyl LP records. Concerts from seven years have been
added to this web page in mp3 format. You
can play the recordings on your computer, download
them to your computer for play later, put them on
a CD to play on a CD player, or transfer them to a
personal listening device (an iPOD, for example).
Concerts from school years 1959-60 through 1962-63 were
Glenn Weber, who maintains the
class of '63 website. Glenn is also
cleaning up the recordings from other years'
removing scratches, rumble, etc.
If you have LPs from concerts prior to the 1955-56
school year, conducted by "Sarge",
please contact Steve Loken
so we can add them to our repository. If you
want a CD of any of the concerts, please contact
Steve, too. The cost is $7.00 per CD per school
year, including postage.
To listen to a recording, click on the selection
you want to hear. The
music will begin to play on the player configured
for your internet browser. To download and save
the music to your computer, right click your
mouse, then select
"Save Target As..." if you are
using Microsoft Internet Explorer, or select "Save Link As..."
if you are using the Firefox browser. A high-speed
internet connection works best for this.
Eau Claire Senior High School Concert Band 1955-56
Eau Claire Senior High School Concert Band 1956-57
Memorial High School Concert Band 1957-58 School
Fanfare (David Boyd), Ron Lindeke, announcer
"LI'l Abner" Overture (Mercer
On Parade March (Sousa)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet), Featuring
the Flute Section
Finale from the 4th
Holiday for Trombones (David
Jim Henderson, Steve Loken,
Bruce Jackson, trombones
Concerto in G Minor, 1st Movement
(Mendelssohn) Carol Milward, piano
The Toy Shop (Adams) , Ron Lindeke, narrator
Them Basses (Huffine)
Featuring the Baritone Section
Stars and Stripes Forever
Memorial High School Concert Band 1958-59 School
| Memorial High School Concert Band 1959-60 School
| Memorial High School
Concert Band 1960-61 School Year
Recordings from the 1961-62 school year
will be added soon.
This collection of band concert
programs ranges from 1955 through 1962. If you
have additional programs from the concerts of band
director Donald "Sarge" Boyd, we would be
happy to add them to this collection.
Click on a link below to
see a page , then use the BACK button of your
internet browser to return to this page.