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The Development of Bands from the Baroque Period to the Present

Description: The following chapters concern the development of bands of musical wind instruments in Europe and America. These groups may be most conveniently divided into two main classes of bands, military and civilian. Military bands may be defined as those organizations directly under governmental or army rule. This large class of bands includes: brigade bands, regimental bands, post bands and service bands. Brigade bands in early English history comprised two or more regimental bands, each regiment maintaining several bands. These groups were also popular in colonial America. In turn, each regiment of the military (army) had units of companies including troops, batteries, or cavalries. The units were authorized to maintain bands in their respective companies; fife and drum bands were also included. Certain bands of these companies were stationed permanently at military headquarters; these are referred to as post bands. In this country an increase in the number of regular army bands (infantry, cavalry, and artillery) has been marked since the latter part of the nineteenth century. These army bands and those of other branches (navy, marine corps, air force, coast guard, etc.) are included under the general name of service bands. The second main class includes a large group of civilian bands. As the name implies, the organizations are composed of civilians and are independent of the military groups. This class includes: circus bands, fraternal bands, industrial bands, organized militia bands, professional bands, school bands, and town or independent bands. The militia bands were bodies of citizens enrolled as military forces for a period of instruction; they were not called into active service except in an emergency. These other civilian, groups perform for civic functions, ceremonies, etc. History shows that the civilian bands have imitated the military bands in instrumentation and repertoire. It is quite apparent that the original army …
Date: August 1951
Creator: Lee, Noah Aquilla, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Comparing the Knotless Tension Band and the Traditional Stainless Steel Wire Tension Band Fixation for Medial Malleolus Fractures: A Retrospective Clinical Study

Description: Article describes investigation which sought to to retrospectively compare this traditional wire technique to an innovative knotless tension band (KTB) technique in order to decrease costly complications.
Date: May 12, 2016
Creator: Downey, Michael W.; Duncan, Kyle; Kosmopoulos, Victor; Motley, Travis A.; Carpenter, Brian B.; Ogunyankin, Fadeke et al.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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The Status and Administration of Student Dance Bands in Colleges and Universities in the United States

Description: Due to the increased importance of music in everyday life, the expanding enrollment in most colleges brought on by the return of war veterans, and the ever increasing popularity of dance music, more and more schools are incorporating dance bands as part of their musical program in connection with their recreation and college promotion activities. Since this is more or less a new development, it is of interest to all school administrators to see just what is being done in regard to dance music in the schools. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to determine the extent and usage of popular dance bands in colleges at the present time, and to present certain problems which are apt to confront the administrator of such an organization.
Date: May 1947
Creator: Johnson, James W. (James Winfred)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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British-Style Brass Bands in U.S. Colleges and Universities

Description: Since the 1980s, British-style brass bands - community ensembles modeled after the all-brass and percussion bands of Great Britain - have enjoyed a modest regeneration in the United States. During this same period, as many as 23 colleges and universities in the U.S. have founded their own curricular or extra-curricular brass band. The purpose of this research study was: to discover which schools sponsor a brass band currently; to discover which schools formerly sponsored a brass band but have since discontinued it; to describe the operational practices of collegiate brass bands in the U.S.; and to determine what collegiate brass band conductors perceive to be the challenges and benefits of brass band in the curriculum. Data for the study were collected between February, 2015 and February, 2016 using four custom survey instruments distributed to conductors of college and university brass bands. The results showed that 11 American collegiate institutions were sponsoring a brass band during the period of data collection. Additional findings included descriptions of the operations of collegiate brass bands, such as availability of credit, rehearsal time, and instrumentation. Results also included the conductors' reported perceptions that both challenges and benefits are inherent in student brass band participation, and that brass band is a positive experience for students. An additional 3 community-based brass bands, not sponsored by but located near a college or university, were found to include collegiate students among their player personnel. A total of 9 schools formerly sponsoring brass bands were found to have discontinued their program. A repertoire analysis of 733 titles of compositions performed by both active and formerly active brass bands revealed that bands performed original works for brass band nearly as often as transcribed or arranged works.
Date: December 2016
Creator: Taylor, Mark A. (Mark Amdahl)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1968, Volume A/B]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1968.
Date: 1968~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1967, Volume A/B]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1967.
Date: 1967~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1969 Volume A/B]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1969.
Date: 1969~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1960]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1960.
Date: 1960~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1965]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1965.
Date: 1965~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1962]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1962.
Date: 1962~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1950-1958]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1950-1958.
Date: 1950~/1958~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1966, Volume B]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1966.
This item is restricted from view until January 1, 2064.
Date: 1966~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1961]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1961.
Date: 1961~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1967, Volume B]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1967.
This item is restricted from view until January 1, 2064.
Date: 1967~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1964]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1964.
Date: 1964~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1967, Volume A]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1967.
This item is restricted from view until January 1, 2064.
Date: 1967~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1968, Volume A]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1968.
This item is restricted from view until January 1, 2064.
Date: 1968~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1966, Volume A]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1966.
Date: 1966~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1963]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1963.
Date: 1963~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1958-1960]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1958-1960.
Date: 1958~/1960~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Partner: UNT Music Library

Guest Artist: 2012-05-06 - Aubrey High School Symphonic Band and Aubrey Middle School 6th Grade Band and Aubrey Middle School 7th Grade Band and Aubrey Middle School 8th Grade Band and Aubrey High School Concert Band

Description: A guest band concert perfomed at the UNT College of Music Winspear Hall.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: May 6, 2012
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Aubrey High School Concert Band
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Siamese poster]

Description: Poster advertising the Dallas, Texas band, Siamese, featuring the band name in black script above and illustration of a starry night sky and crescent moon in black, white, gray, and turquoise.
Date: 2017%
Partner: UNT Music Library
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