Guide to the Stanford Marching Band Collection ARS.0089

Finding aid prepared by Franz Kunst
Archive of Recorded Sound
Braun Music Center
541 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, California, 94305-3076
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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


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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

Box 1

Songs of the Stanford Marching Band (Custom Fidelity CFS-741) 1967

Physical Description: 1 7" vinyl disc
Box 1

LSJUMB Fall 1971

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape

Scope and Contents

Live recordings of Duke, San Jose State, and Washington State football game performances
Box 1

Starting Salary $22,275 (AEA 1280) 1979

Physical Description: 2 10.5" open reel tapes
Box 1

The Incomparables (AEA 1161) 1977-11-10

Physical Description: 2 10.5" open reel tapes
Box 1

The Incomparable Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band 1974

Physical Description: 3 10.5" open reel tapes