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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
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.
Date: April 20, 1953
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Buddy Morrow]

Description: Photograph of Buddy Morrow, a trombone player. He wears a shirt and tie while he practices with his instrument. The back of another man makes up the forefront of the photo, though Morrow is the focus.
Date: December 1, 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Buddy Morrow]

Description: Photograph of Buddy Morrow, a trombone player. He wears a shirt and tie while he practices with his instrument. Another person takes up the right foreground of the image, though Morrow is the focus.
Date: December 1, 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Preparing Behind a Curtain]

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.
Date: 1950
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
Partner: UNT Music Library

[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
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.
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
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
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
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Jimmy Giuffre Performing with Band]

Description: Photographs of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on stage with Jimmy Giuffre. In the top photo, Giuffre plays a clarinet on the far left of the photo. Gene Hall holds sheet music and stands to the right with his back to Giuffre. The band is sitting behind these two men and playing various instruments. Handwritten text beneath the photos says "Jimmy Giuffra [sic] - Guest Soloist - 1956."
Date: 1956
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
Partner: UNT Music Library