Episode 1.1 - "Firsts"

In this episode we explore several important firsts for the wind band, including the first band, the first marching band, and the first Marine Band concert. We are joined by special guests: Dr. Elizabeth Peterson (Associate Director of Bands, University of Illinois), Scott Schwartz (Director, Sousa Archive and Center for American Music), Larry Dwyer (Assistant Director of Bands, University of Notre Dame), Barry Houser (Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands, University of Illinois), John Pasquale (Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands, University of Michigan), Gary Smith (President, American Bandmasters Association), and Gunnery Sgt. Kira Wharton (Historian, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band).

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Sources and Credits

Informational Sources

Music Sources

Canzon per sonar primi toni a 8, Ch. 170, James Howard Young

Funeral March of a Marionette, Eastern Wind Symphony

La Gracieuse – 2. Minuet I, Jennifer Paull  

Orient et Occident, Op 25, United States Marine Band

Sheridan’s Ride, United States Marine Band

“Oskee Wow-Wow” and “Pride of the Illini” provided by the Illinois Bands

“Podcast mood” composed by Ziarrah Fox

 “Victors” provided by Dr. John Paquale, Director of Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands