University of Illinois Jazz Band

University of Illinois Jazz Band


1963/1964 Band photo. Leader: John Garvey. Trumpet: Dick Montz, Roman Popowyca, Bruce Scafe. Trombone: Lance Strickland, Jon English. Bass Trombone: Doug Scafe. Flugelhorn: Ernie Bastin, Cecil Bridgewater. French Horn: Dan Fairchild. Baritone Horn: Paul Barthelmy. Tuba: Mike Russell. Alto Sax: Ron Dewar, Nick Hensen. Tenor Sax: Ron Scalise, Vince Johnson. Baritone Sax: Bob Huffington. Guitar: Gary Johnson. Piano: Marilyn Kemp. Bass: Fred Atwood. Drums: Bill Parsons.

Returning in the fall, the band performed on the weekend of November 8-9 as part of the Dad's Day Revue, presumably held at the Auditorium.

Daily Illini, 11/6/1963.

In the week following the concert, the jazz band made its first appearance as part of the long-running Jazz-U-Like-It series, which had previously featured smaller groups. Presumably Garvey was looking for more playing opportunities as the band ramped up for collegiate competition, as they played concerts in November and December.

Daily Illini, 11/20/1963.

Jazz Band at Illini Union (?)

Daily Illini, 12/10/1963.

The band was now preparing to take the show on the road and test its mettle (and Garvey's ingenuity) against some of the best collegiate bands in the nation.

Daily Illini, 3/12/1964.

Daily Illini, 3/26/1964.

Daily Illini, 4/22/1964.

Daily Illini, 4/23/1964.

Daily Illini, 4/24/1964.

Daily Illini, 4/24/1964.

Daily Illini, 5/14/1964.

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