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Guest artists joining in at a class

Guest artists joining in at a class

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall, Claude Lakey, Curly Broyles, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison playing wind instruments around a microphone with other performers in the background.
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[Beverly Watson at Perrin Field Air Force Base]

[Beverly Watson at Perrin Field Air Force Base]

Date: January 12, 1953
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Description: Photograph of Beverly Watson and the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage at Perrin Air Force Base in Texas. She is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt and is singing into a microphone while musicians are playing a guitar and saxophone behind her. Handwritten text beneath the photo says "Beverly Watson - Perrin Field Air Base 1-12-53."
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Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show

Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show

Date: April 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of the Five Front jazz combo band on the Steve Allen Show. In the top photograph, nine men stand in a line. Gene Hall is the fifth man from the left, and he is wearing a dark suit and glasses. Steve Allen stands next to him on the right, wearing a gingham shirt, ribbon necktie, and slacks that have been tucked into cowboy boots. The bottom photograph shows the band members performing on a mat atop a dirt floor. Most of the suited young men are seated behind music stands. Onlookers can be seen milling about in the background behind a white fence.
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Preparing Behind a Curtain]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Preparing Behind a Curtain]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a North Texas State College jazz ensemble preparing behind a curtain. The photo is taken from above at a roughly 45 degree angle, and most of the men look up toward the camera. Many of these tuxedo-clad men are located within the rows of a raked platform and sitting behind desks with sheet music. A note containing a handwritten list of the performers present and their chosen instruments is taped across the upper left corner. Another such list is written directly upon the back of the photo in pencil.
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[Leon Breeden and the Laboratory Dance Band Performing]

[Leon Breeden and the Laboratory Dance Band Performing]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage. Three rows of male performers are arranged on stage, with many of the men sitting and playing their brass instruments. A drummer and a standing bassist are visible in the background to the left. Leon Breeden stands downstage playing a clarinet. Behind the men stands a metallic eagle statue, as well as a curtain that has been festooned with glittering letters that spell out "Jazz Frolic." In front of them are two microphone stands.
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[Jimmy Giuffra Performing with Band]

[Jimmy Giuffra Performing with Band]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on stage with Jimmy Giuffra. In the top photo, Giuffra plays a clarinet on the far left of the photo. Gene Hall holds sheet music and stands to the right with his back to Giuffra. The band is sitting behind these two men and playing various instruments. Handwritten text beneath the photos says "Jimmy Giuffra - Guest Soloist - 1956."
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at Perrin Field Air Base]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at Perrin Field Air Base]

Date: April 20, 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1952-1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing at Perrin Field Air Base in Texas. The group of young men are situation on a stage behind music desks and a standing microphone. Club signs and a painting of a man in a suit with a woman decorate the wall behind them. To the left of the photo, a young woman, in a dress sits by a potted plant.
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Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts - 1957

Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts - 1957

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall sitting together during NBC's "The Talent Scout Show" that have been attached to a sheet of white paper. The first five photos features the two middle aged men in dark suits, with Godfrey sitting to the left of the bespectacled Hall. Curtains are visible behind the two. A desk microphone sits between them.
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[Ray McKinley Band with Jim Maxwell]

[Ray McKinley Band with Jim Maxwell]

Date: Autumn 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Ray McKinley (left) presenting Jim Maxwell with a piece of paper and offering to shake his hand. Band members in the background hold their instruments while applauding and smiling in their direction. A handwritten note at the bottom of the photo says: "Jim Maxwell, formerly with the N.T. Jazz program, joins the Ray McKinley Band and on their appearance at T.W.U. Ray McKinley surprises Jim by presenting him with his Masters degree."
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Ensemble: 1996-11-06 - Concert and Symphonic Bands

Ensemble: 1996-11-06 - Concert and Symphonic Bands

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Date: November 2, 1996
Creator: Concert Band & Symphonic Band
Description: Concert and Symphonic Band concert performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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