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Guide to the Stanford Marching Band Collection ARS.0089
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Source
  • Sponsor
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Collections
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stanford Marching Band Collection
    Dates: 1967-1979
    Collection number: ARS.0089
    Collection size: 1 box : 8 open reel tapes ; 1 7" record
    Repository: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Abstract: 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


    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive for assistance.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

    Preferred Citation

    Stanford Marching Band Collection, ARS-0089. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    The Stanford Marching Band Collection was transferred to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by University Archives in 1989.


    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.

    Related Collections

    Stanford University Archives holds SC 334, Stanford University Stanford Band Records, 1898-1988, 1963-1988.

    Indexing Terms

    Stanford University. Marching Band.
    Marching bands