Memorial High School Class of 1959
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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 mystery.

 

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 digitized by Glenn Weber, who maintains the class of '63 website. Glenn is also cleaning up the recordings from other years' concerts by 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.

 

Band Recordings Repository

 

                             Eau Claire Senior High School Concert Band 1955-56 School Year
1. Fanfare (David Boyd)  5. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)   
2. Skyliner March (Alford)  6. Hit the Leather (Willson) 
3. Overture to "La Gazza Ladra" (Rossini) 7. Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor (J.S. Bach)   
4. Trumpeter's Lullaby (Anderson)
    Jeff Marcus, cornet  
8. Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa) 

 

                             Eau Claire Senior High School Concert Band 1956-57 School Year
1. Fanfare (David Boyd)  5. King Cotton March (Sousa) 
2. Triumphal March from "Quo Vadis"  (Rozza)    6. Bouree (J.S. Bach) 
3. Finale from "New World Symphony" (Dvorak)    7. "1812" Overture (Tchaikovsky) 
4. Hungarian Melodies (Vincent Bach)
    David Rawlings, cornet  
8. Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa) 

 

                                 Memorial High School Concert Band 1957-58 School Year
1. Fanfare (David Boyd), Ron Lindeke, announcer   6. "LI'l Abner" Overture (Mercer and DePaul)    
2. On Parade March (Sousa)  7. Meditation from Thais (Massenet), Featuring
    the Flute Section
 
3. Finale from the 4th Symphony (Tchaikovsky)
   
8. Holiday for Trombones (David Rose)
    Jim Henderson, Steve Loken,
    Bruce Jackson, trombones
 
4. Piano Concerto in G Minor, 1st Movement
    (Mendelssohn) Carol Milward, piano
9. The Toy Shop (Adams) , Ron Lindeke, narrator 
5. Them Basses (Huffine)
    Featuring the Baritone Section  
10. Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)

 

                                Memorial High School Concert Band 1958-59 School Year
1. Fanfare (David Boyd)  6. Clarinets Allegro (Cofield) 
2. Jubilee March (George Kenny)  7. Gyppsland March (Lithgow) 
3. The Tsar's Bride (Rimsky-Korsakov)    8. "William Tell" Overture (Rossini) 
4. Sleepers, Wake! (J.S. Bach)  9. Joshua (arr. Paul Yoder) 
5. Echoes from the Football Stadium (Selected)    10. Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa) 

 

                                Memorial High School Concert Band 1959-60 School Year
1. Fanfare (David Boyd)  6. Marche Slav (Tchaikovsky)
2. Overture to Richard III   7. Prelude and Fugue in D Minor  (J.S. Bach)
3. Procession of the Nobles from Mlada
    (Rimsky-Korsakov)
8. Tamboo (Les Baxter)
4. Caribbean Fantasy   9. Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)
5. Skyliner (Alford)   

 

                                Memorial High School Concert Band 1960-61 School Year
1. Fanfare (David Boyd)  7. Holiday for Trombones (David Rose)
    Trombone Trio
2. Parade of the Charioteers (Miklos Rozsa) 8. Finale from the 4th Symphony (Tchaikovsky)
3. Fanfare and Allegro (Clifton Williams) 9. Purple Carnival March (Alford)
4. If Thou Be Near (J.S. Bach) 10. Carnival of Venice (J. B. Arban)
      Arne Arneson, cornet
5. Clarinet Concerto, 1st Movement (W.A. Mozart)
    Judy Smith, clarinet
11. Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)
6. La Bamba de Vera Cruz (Terig Tucci)  

 

 

Recordings from the 1961-62 school year will be added soon.

 

Programs from Band Concerts

 

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.

 

1954-55 School Year

Spring Concert.

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1955-56 School Year

Christmas Concert.

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1955-56 School Year

Spring Concert.

(wrong year on cover)

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1956-57 School Year

Christmas Concert.

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1956-57 School Year

Spring Concert.

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1957-58 School Year

Spring Concert.

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1958-59 School Year

Christmas Concert.

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1958-59 School Year

Spring Concert.

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1961-62 School Year

Christmas Concert.

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Donald Boyd

Appreciation Dinner

June 2, 1962

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