This collection consists of commercially-released audio recordings created by the
independent record company Fidelity Sound Recordings (FSR) based in Redwood City,
California. The predominant musical genre featured is marching band music performed by
university bands, bands affiliated with the Salvation Army, and miscellaneous ensembles in
the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and elsewhere. Notable performing groups
include the Ohio State Marching Band, the National Band of New Zealand, the Salvation Army
Wellington Citadel Band, the Jugendmusikkorps Bad Kissingen, and others.
Reg McGovern (1920-2015) had a 36-year career as a newspaper photographer in Redwood City
and Palo Alto, and he received many journalism awards for his photography. He had a second,
concurrent creative career as the owner of Fidelity Sound Recordings, which specialized in
the kind of band music he had loved from his boyhood. McGovern played in the band at Sequoia
High School in his Redwood City hometown and, as a teenager, would dial the radio knob
searching for band music.
6 linear feet: (148)12" vinyl disc(s); (57) audiocassette(s);
(39) compact disc(s); (10) 10" vinyl disc(s); (5) photograph(s); (3) 7" vinyl disc(s); (1)
audiocassette (8-track); (1) 10" shellac disc
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must
be submitted in writing to the Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound, Braun Music
Center, Stanford, California 94305. Consent is given on behalf of the Archive of Recorded
Sound as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s)
Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of
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