Scope and Contents
Title: Stanford Marching Band Collection
Collection number: ARS.0089
: 8 open reel tapes ; 1 7" record
Archive of Recorded Sound
Master tapes for three albums from the Stanford Marching Band, as well as a live recording and one 45 rpm 7" EP from 1967.
Language of Material: English
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Stanford Marching Band Collection, ARS-0089. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries,
The Stanford Marching Band Collection was transferred to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by University Archives in
This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Scope and Contents
The Stanford Marching Band Collection consists of studio masters on open reel tape for three albums from 1974, 1977, and 1979,
as well as a tape of live performances at football games from 1971 and one 45 rpm 7" EP from 1967. Founded as the Stanford
Band in 1893, the Stanford Marching Band (technically known as the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band) radically
changed direction in 1963 as a result of a strike, and is now an independent student-run scatter band. This independence meant
jettisoning most standard band material in favor of covering contemporary rock and pop songs (here ranging from The Grateful
Dead to The Tubes), wacky costumes, and controversial antics both on the field and off.
Stanford University Archives holds SC 334, Stanford University Stanford Band Records, 1898-1988, 1963-1988.
Stanford University. Marching Band.