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[Band Performing on Stage]

Description: Photograph of the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage. They are wearing shirts and ties. From left to right are: a man playing a tuba; a man with his back to the camera playing a piano with its strings exposed; a clarinetist; a banjo player; and trumpeter; a trombonist; and a partially obscured drummer. Handwritten text beneath the photo says "Group simulating old style dixieland - opening number for concert in 1954-"
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Buddy DeFranco Performing with the Laboratory Dance Band]

Description: Photograph of Buddy DeFranco performing with the Laboratory Dance Band. He is wearing a dark suit and black rimmed glasses. DeFranco is playing a clarinet from behind a music stand with a microphone to the right. Behind him, seated band members sit behind desks while playing a variety of brass instruments.
Date: 1959
Creator: Porter, Bob
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage with raised platforms. Behind the stage is a crude drawing of a trombonist, a drummer, and a moose to the left. Five of the dark suited men stand at their music stands, with one man in the middle playing a clarinet while the two on either side of him play saxophones. A guitarist sits at the far left seat. Trombonists can be seen performing in the background to the right.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall on The Talent Scout Show]

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. On the second page, below the two photos of Hall and Godfrey, there is a photo composed of four pictures. The the top two feature Godfrey and Hall again, while the bottom two feature George Mosse playing a clarinet (left) and George Mosse, Gene Murray playing a trumpet, and Phil Elliot playing a trombone. These three men are wearing striped black and white shirts.
Date: 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of men in tuxedos playing a variety of instruments on a stage. Three rows of musicians play brass instruments, with saxophones in the first row, trombones in the second row, and trumpets in the third row. A drum set can be seen on stage to the left. The musicians perform in front of a curtained backdrop that has been festooned with large and sparkling letters, with the word "frolic" visible above their heads. "1952" has been printed on the photograph under the men. There are handwritten notes naming the performers written on the reverse side of the photo.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Dan Alexander Singing Alongside the Laboratory Dance Band]

Description: Photograph of the 1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage. The band of young men are arranged in three raked rows, sitting behind music desks with their instruments. Dan Alexander stands in front of a microphone on the left side of the photo. Behind him sits a man playing a piano. Gene Hall stands to the far right of the photo. A curtain hangs over a wall to the right, while four border curtains loom above the performers.
Date: 1953
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Posing with Their Instruments]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band posing on a stage with their instruments. Arranged in three rows, the group primarily composed of dark suited young men sit behind music desks. A bassist and a drummer stand with their instruments in the rear row. A young woman in a black dress stands at a microphone in front of the group. Standing on the right side of the photo is Gene Hall, an older man wearing a dark suit and spectacles. A small sign for the American Red Cross is hanging on the right side of the curtain that hangs behind the band. Rows of auditorium seating can be seen above the curtain.
Date: 1957
Creator: Smith, W. D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Buddy DeFranco on Stage]

Description: Photographs of Buddy DeFranco performing with the Laboratory Dance Band. The top photograph features DeFranco standing and playing a clarinet to the right side. To the left, the suited men of the band sit behind music stands. The bottom photo features DeFranco standing in front of a microphone while holding a clarinet in his right hand. Three rows of the Laboratory Dance Band are seated behind him holding their instruments. Handwritten text beneath the images says "Buddy DeFranco - Guest Soloist - 1959"
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest

Description: Photographs of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a curtained stage in front of an audience. The band is arranged across four inclined platforms. Most are sitting behind music desks and are playing a variety of (mostly brass) instruments. A strip of white paper taped to the bottom of the photo has the following typed upon it: "Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest."
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band Performing for an Audience]

Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage. The band is playing a variety of instruments on an inclined platform. Behind them rises a metallic statue of an eagle and a curtain bearing sparkly letters that spell out "jazz frolic." A seated audience takes up much of the foreground.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Frank Todd, Phil Manning, Leon Breeden, Curly Broyles, and Bill Harrison Performing]

Description: Photograph of Frank Todd, Phil Manning, Leon Breeden, Curly Broyles, and Bill Harrison playing instruments around a microphone with other performers in the background. A curtain festooned with glittering letters that spell out "Ja[zz] Frolic" stands behind the group of men. Other musicians sit at their music desks behind the foreground performers.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Posing with Their Instruments]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band posing on a stage with their instruments. Arranged in three rows, the group primarily composed of dark suited young men sit behind music desks. A bassist and a drummer stand with their instruments in the rear row. A young woman in a black dress sits in the front row to the left side. Standing on the right side of the photo is Gene Hall, an older man wearing a dark suit and spectacles. A small sign for the American Red Cross is hanging on the right side of the curtain that hangs behind the band. Rows of auditorium seating can be seen above the curtain.
Date: 1956
Creator: Smith, W. D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band Performing with Buddy DeFranco]

Description: Photographs of Buddy DeFranco performing with the Laboratory Dance Band. In the first photo, the dark suited DeFranco stands in the background holding a clarinet while two seated male saxophonists play in front of him. In the upper left corner of the photograph, a shadowy man in black stands peering over an unidentified white object. The foreground is largely filled with a closeup of a trombone being extended with a right hand. The second photo features DeFranco in the upper left. He is holding a clarinet in his left hand while conducting the band. In the foreground is an over the shoulder view of a bespectacled trombone player and his music stand.
Date: 195u
Creator: Porter, Bob
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on the Teenage Downbeat Program]

Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on the Teenage Downbeat program. In the far left, a man sits at a piano. To the right, the bespectacled and middle aged Gene Hall stands at a microphone. The next person to the right is a man in dark glasses playing a double bass. To his right is a smiling and bespectacled drummer. The rest of the band members are arranged in three inclined rows of desks and playing a variety of brass instruments. Two large records hang on the wall in the background. The lower record partially covers the other and bears the words "Teenage Downbeat." College pennants hang on either side of the set.
Date: 195u
Creator: Pollard, Earnest F.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

Lab Band Competing in the A. F. of M. Best Dance Bands in the USA in 1959

Description: Photographs of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage that has a background painted with an beach theme. Hall stands to the left looking downward and snapping the fingers of his right hand. A row of saxophonists stand playing their instruments to the right. The second and fourth desk that the band is standing behind are emblazoned with the the name "Danny Burke." Other band members are sitting behind this front row on an inclined platform while playing their various instruments.
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing Toward the Camera]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band playing their instruments while facing upward toward their left sides. Most of dark suited young men are looking directly at the camera lens. Most are sitting in folding chairs behind desks covered in layers of sheet music. Three pianos can be seen arranged in an "L" shape along the top right corner, curved around the platform that the performers are seated upon. The older Gene Hall Stands off to the upper left of the photo, wearing a greyish suit and glasses.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of a North Texas State College jazz ensemble performing on a stage. The group of nineteen white men are arranged on the stage in front of a wide curtain. Three raked rows of five men are sitting behind music stands while wielding a variety of (mostly brass) instruments. Behind the furthest and highest row, one man plays a double bass while another sits at a drum set. On the floor to the left, a man sits at a piano and another man stands behind him. Both of these men are turned away from the camera. At the edge of the stage on the right stands three microphones. Two lists of the performers and their instruments have been handwritten onto the bottom and back of the photo.
Date: 1948
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

Description: Photograph of the 1952-1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage. On the left side of the photo, three rows of tuxedo-clad young men sit behind music desks and play their (primarily brass) instruments. The statue of an eagle can be seen above them, and sparkling letters that spell "rolic" can be seen above the statue. Downstage, three men huddle by two microphones singing together as the man in the middle plays a guitar.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Frank Todd, Gene Hall, Art Davis, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison Performing Together]

Description: Photograph of Frank Todd, Gene Hall, Art Davis, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison performing together on stage. Frank Todd stands behind two microphones to the far left. He's wearing black-rimmed glasses and plucking a double bass. Gene Hall stands next to Todd, wearing spectacles and a lighter colored suit while playing a clarinet. Art Davis plays a trumpet while standing in front of an unattended drum set and a piano player. Phil Manning and Bill Harrison stand close to each other on the right side of the photo, will Manning wearing glasses and playing a saxophone while Harrison plays a trombone.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

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

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. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph identify the band members, their instruments, and the young woman (Shirley Murray).
Date: April 20, 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at "Jazz Frolic"]

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. Four trombonists stand in the back, and Gene Hall stands while playing saxophone on the lower left. 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.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

Guest artists joining in at a class

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.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show

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.
Date: April 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library