Documents pertaining to the DeLand High School Band collected by Bandmaster John Heney in 1938

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Documents pertaining to the DeLand High School Band collected by Bandmaster John Heney in 1938
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English
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Heney, John, 1902-1975
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Box: 1
Folder: DeLand High School Band. 1938

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North America -- United States of America

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University of Florida
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AA00007623:00001

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Demand High Sehool Bands

4krgtnized August 1936


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Ae 20 months
musical
Number of player:a 70 of this number only 5 could play or had previous experience on their
respective horns, before the organization of the band.


Equipment


The Deland Band is a perfectly instrumentated group. It has a full compliment
of instruments to make a perfeet blend for a modern symphonic band. All unusual
instruments sueh as: oboes, french horns, bassoons, bass saxophones and baritone
saxophones are included in the group.


Value of equipment Present value horns,' trunks, uniforms ete. is exactly $10,033.00

Travel: Band travels in its own new, 75 passenger Dodge bus. By end of the school terr
in June band will have travelled exactly 4,614 miles sines its organization 29
months ago.

Age of players Youngest member is in 5th. grade and is 11 years old. Oldest member is
18 years old and is in 12th. grade. There are only 14 high school seniors
in the organization. The band is strictly a public school organization
and has no outside or uniresity players.


Awards:









Officials:


5 plaques
4 large loving sups
20 solo medals.
Made a first division rating at 1937 state sonbat in playing
Made a n I n I it drilling
Made '* national contest at Rook Hill in dn lling
" third "* playing
Won City of West Palm Beatl swepstake sup at Sun Dance 1937
Won grand prize for best of 21 bands at 1938 Gasparilla at Tampa

Professor John J. Heney bandmaster,
Harry L. Parker assistant bandmaster
Mr. George Soper drill master.


Student officials **>inksr Disk Fease 1, land captain and student eondustor
S. A. Smith, let. idn tenant and head drummer
Franeia Smith 2nd. bass saxophone
(girl) Franes Inman to sargent and assistant solo clarinet.
in addition band lffieers consist of 3 sargents and 8 corporals.
Above 17 officers comprise a student eouneil which decides
policy of the 'band and is in direst charge of, and directly
responsible to the leader for the smooth funetionings of the
organization.


Strong points


The ability of the band to play in tune and make a near perfeet tonal balance
afat lhas been commended by competent musicians. It is one of the finest
amateur musical organizations in the south and is rated as better than
many university bands.


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IMPORTANTT INFORMATION FOR BANDS

GASJ:U'ILLA DAY

MONDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 1938.


TAMPA, FLORIDA.


There will be two competitive events for Bands:-

1. On Parade in the Gasparilln Parade.

2. In Drills and Manuevers after the Gasparilla
Parade.


PA.RDE COMPETITION

All Bands in the Parade are to be judged in one class. The place of the judging
will be in front of the Grandstand in the Fair Grounds. The 'Judging Field' will
be from the time the first rank of the Band comes even with the south end of the
Grandstand until the last rank passes the north end of the Grandstand. Bleachers
are not included.

No organization is to put on any drill in this 'Judging Field'. Penalty for
violating is disqualification from this part of the prize competition. No Band
;ill be held responsible for any condition not of their own making. No Band is
to hold up the Parade by stopping on or before entering the 'Judging Field' in
order to have the space ahead cleared up.


AL.RiDS: -


First Prize -
Second Prize -


Cup to the best Parade Band.
Cup to the second best Parade Band.


The points for Judging are:-


Playing
Cadence
Spacing


Points
Points
Points


Alignment
General Appearance


20 Points
20 Points


NOTE: All High School Bands that wish
the best drilled Band shall march entirely


(Tempo from 126 to 134 are 100%)
(The regulation 60 inches between
ranks and between players within the
ranks is required for 100%)
(Straight Lines)
(Walking erect, instruments held
correctly, clean instruments, uni-
forms, soldierly appearance, etc.)


to take part in the Ccmpetition for
around the Race Track to the point






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where the Parade entered, and halt there until all of the Parade has passed;
then follow after the Parade until the south end of the Grandstand is reached and
halt there to wait instructions for -the Drill Competition which will start just
as soon as the Parade is finished.


DRILL COMPETITION


This competition is for High School Bands only. There will be two divisions in
this competition. The first division will be for Bands from the Class A and B
Schools and the second division will be from the Class C and D Schools. These
classifications are according to the National School Band Rules. Any Class C
Band may enter Division One Competition by notifying the Chairman at once by
letter of such intention.

National Band Judging Sheets will be used by the Judges in this event just as
in the regular State and National Contests. The Chairman will be glad to forward
any school one of these Judging Sheets upon request, or the Rules may be found
in the National Rules Pamphlet.

TIME LIMITS: A maximum of ten minutes will be allowed Division One Bands.
Time will be taken from the time the first rank of the Band enters the 'Judging
Field' at the south end of the Grandstand until the time the last rank reaches
the 'Judging Field' at the North End of the Grandstand. A penalty of one point
for each 20 seconds used over the ten minute maximum will be imposed. Division
Two Competition will be allowed a maximum of five minutes on the Field with
the same penalty as listed for Division One. There will be exception to this
Class C time limit to any good Band who may be in this Division providing such
Bands at once request the Chairman that the time extension be granted in which
case the time limit will be the same as for Division One.

AWARDS: Cup to the best Band in each Division.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Every Band that wishes to enter the Drill Competition must
notify the Chairman in writing of such intention. This is absolutely necessary.
Major Ed Chenette
714 Caracas Street
Tampa, Florida.
Major Chenette may be reached at the Haines City High School, Haines City, Flor-
ida, from Monday to Friday of each week.