The Marching Chiefs of Florida State University

The Band That Never Lost a Halftime Show


Author: Bill F. Faucett

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476630496

Category: Music

Page: 235

View: 3609

 The history of Florida State University’s Marching Chiefs is chronicled, from early efforts to found a band before the program’s 1939 establishment at Florida State College for Women, to the Chiefs’ attainment of “world renowned” status. The band’s leaders, shows, and music are discussed, along with the origins of some of their venerable traditions, game-day rituals, and school songs. This story of the Chiefs takes into account the growth of FSU and its School of Music, the rise of “Big Football” in Tallahassee, and the transformations on campus and in American society that affected them.

George Whitefield Chadwick

His Symphonic Works


Author: Bill F. Faucett

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810830387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 2340

Investigates Chadwick's symphonic compositions based on their historical background. Detailed musical analysis provides an understanding of the stylistic and structural tendencies. An exhaustive review of the critical reception of Chadwick's symphonic oeuvre places the works in a cultural context.

Marching Bands and Drumlines

Secrets of Success from the Best of the Best


Author: Paul Buyer

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574631517

Category: Music

Page: 117

View: 4903

(Meredith Music Resource). Have you ever wanted to know the secrets to success of today's top marching bands and drumlines and how they achieve excellence? This extraordinary study takes you onto the practice field, inside the meeting room, and into the stadium including the "Five Factors Influencing Excellence" valuable to any high school or college band program. The leaders of eight outstanding organizations reveal their goals for success including: expectations, values, leadership styles, motivational techniques, practice habits, and recruiting strategies. A must-read for band directors, percussion educators, students and anyone pursuing excellence in leadership. (a href="" target="_blank")Click here for a YouTube video on Marching Bands and Drumlines(/a)

George Whitefield Chadwick

The Life and Music of the Pride of New England


Author: Bill F. Faucett

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555537739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7103

The definitive biography of a major American composer and musical leader

The Ohio State University in the Sixties

The Unraveling of the Old Order


Author: William J. Shkurti

Publisher: Trillium

ISBN: 9780814213070

Category: Education

Page: 390

View: 4597

At 5:30 p.m. on May 6, 1970, an embattled Ohio State University President Novice G. Fawcett took the unprecedented step of closing down the university. Despite the presence of more than 1,500 armed highway patrol officers, Ohio National Guardsmen, deputy sheriffs, and Columbus city police, university and state officials feared they could not maintain order in the face of growing student protests. Students, faculty, and staff were ordered to leave; administrative offices, classrooms, and laboratories were closed. The campus was sealed off. Never in the first one hundred years of the university's existence had such a drastic step been necessary. Just a year earlier the campus seemed immune to such disruptions. President Nixon considered it safe enough to plan an address at commencement. Yet a year later the campus erupted into a spasm of violent protest exceeding even that of traditional hot spots like Berkeley and Wisconsin. How could conditions have changed so dramatically in just a few short months? Using contemporary news stories, long overlooked archival materials, and first-person interviews, The Ohio State University in the Sixties explores how these tensions built up over years, why they converged when they did and how they forever changed the university.

Brand NFL

Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport


Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807899656

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 726

Professional football today is an $8 billion sports entertainment industry--and the most popular spectator sport in America, with designs on expansion across the globe. In this astute field-level view of the National Football League since 1960, Michael Oriard looks closely at the development of the sport and at the image of the NFL and its unique place in American life. New to the paperback edition is Oriard's analysis of the offseason labor negotiations and their potential effects on the future of the sport, and his account of how the NFL is dealing with the latest research on concussions and head injuries.

The New York Times Book of the Dead

320 Print and 10,000 Digital Obituaries of Extraordinary People


Author: William McDonald

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780316395472

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 2447

The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking package includes 300 obits in the book with exclusive online access to 10,000 more of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published. The Times' obituary editor, William McDonald, selected 320 of the most important and influential obits from the newspaper's archives. In chapters like "Stage and Screen," "Titans of Business," "The Notorious," "Scientists and Healers," "Athletes," and "American Leaders," the entries include a wide variety of newsmakers from the last century and a half, including Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Malcolm X, JackieRobinson and Prince.Also included is a web-key which allows instant access to an exclusive website featuring 10,000 selected obituaries which are easily searchable by name, theme, dates, and more.Designed with more than 150 black-and-white photographs, this tomb-sized book plus website package is the perfect gift.

A Man from Another Land

How Finding My Roots Changed My Life


Author: Isaiah Washington

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1599954265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6953

In this inspirational memoir, Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington explains how filling in the gaps of his past led him to discover a new passion: helping those less fortunate. DNA testing revealed that Washington was descended from the Mende people, who today live in Sierra Leone. For many people, the story would end with the results of the search; for Isaiah, it had just begun. Discovering his roots has given him a new purpose, to lead an inspirational life defined by faith and charity. After visiting Sierra Leone, and researching the country and its needs, Washington forged a strong relationship with the Mende people, and was inducted as Chief Gondobay Manga in May 2006. He established The Gondobay Manga Foundation to institute many improvements suggested by the country's people, addressing educational concerns, practical issues (road building, water supply, and electricity), and rehabilitative projects. Dual citizenship has been a dream of African-Americans such as W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, but Washington became the first to realize that honor in 2008. A twofold milestone, it was also the first time an African president granted citizenship based on DNA.

Seminole Seasons


Author: Burt Reynolds,Bruce Chadwick

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: 9780878338689


Page: 157

View: 9667

Recounts Florida State's 1993 championship season, briefly describes the author's college career, and tells what football has meant to him

Moon Walk


Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307716988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 1985

Michael Jackson's only autobiography, illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael's personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for this book.

Arranging for the Concert Band


Author: Frank Erickson

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457493782

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 9047

Arranging for the Concert Band and the separately available workbook are intended to introduce students to basic techniques of arranging for the concert band. Arranging can be divided into two separate processes. The first deals with scoring and transcribing. Scoring is concerned with such things as voicing, doubling, balance and color. The term scoring also means the actual writing of notes on the score paper. Transcribing is scoring music written for one kind of musical instrument or group -- say a piano or orchestra -- for a different kind of group. This text deals with those matters. The second part of arranging is the more creative process of writing introductions, modulations, endings, background figures and so on.

The Musical Topic

Hunt, Military and Pastoral


Author: Raymond Monelle

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112362

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 7858

The Musical Topic discusses three tropes prominently featured in Western European music: the hunt, the military, and the pastoral. Raymond Monelle provides an in-depth cultural and historical study of musical topics -- short melodic figures, harmonic or rhythmic formulae carrying literal or lexical meaning -- through consideration of their origin, thematization, manifestation, and meaning. The Musical Topic shows the connections of musical meaning to literature, social history, and the fine arts.

The Raven


Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: N.A



Page: 36

View: 8739

John Philip Sousa's America

The Patriot's Life in Images and Words


Author: John Philip Sousa,Loras J. Schissel

Publisher: G I A Publications

ISBN: 9781579998837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

View: 5655

Just who was John Philip Sousa? This intimate portrait brings Sousa to Life--who he was, why he was driven to succeed, his love of country--and explores his life and times through hundreds of photos, cartoons, short stories, news clippings, quotes, sheetmusic covers, and magazine ads collected in family scrapbooks, the Sousa Archive in the Library of Congress, and the U.S. Marines archives. This book reveals a quintessentially American story: It is the story of being born to poor immigrant parents and through immeasurable hard work, talent, and self-motivated drive succeeding beyond dreams. But it is also a very personal story of a man with a vision: a man who saw great music ultimately as being from the heart and who sought to bring this music--not just his own--to the world [Publisher description]

Top Prospect


Author: Paul Volponi

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 1512418757

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 280

View: 1380

Travis Gardner lives to play quarterback. He's a standout QB by the middle school, and he's prepared to put everything he has into the game. Then Gainesville University's head coach makes Travis a promise: Travis will have a place on the team, and a scholarship to go with it. He just has to get through high school first. As Travis starts ninth grade, he'll have to earn his teammates' trust and dodge opponents aiming to sack the star quarterback. But his biggest challenge might be staying focused in the face of sudden fame. Because now the pressure is on, and Travis has to prove himself with every pass.

Composers on Composing for Band


Author: Johan de Meij,Julie Giroux,Donald Grantham,Robert E. Jager,Pierre La Plante,David Maslanka,Philip Sparke,Eric Whitacre,Dana Wilson,Andrew Boysen (Jr.),Edward Gregson,Joseph Willcox Jenkins,Stephen Melillo,Roger Nixon,Jared Spears,Jan Van der Roost,John Zdechlik

Publisher: GIA Publications

ISBN: 9781579997397

Category: Band music

Page: 574

View: 4439

Each composer addresses the following topics: Biographical information, The creative process ... how a composer works, Orchestration, Views from the composer to the conductor, Commissioning new works, The teaching of composition, Influential individuals, Ten works all band conductors at all levels should study, Ten composers whose music speaks in especially meaningful ways, The future of the wind band, Other facets of everyday life, Comprehensive list of works for band.

The Definitive Book of Body Language

The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions


Author: Barbara Pease,Allan Pease

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307483690

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 7547

Available for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter–from making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner. It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions. Yet most of us don’t know how to read body language–and don’t realize how our own physical movements speak to others. Now the world’s foremost experts on the subject share their techniques for reading body language signals to achieve success in every area of life. Drawing upon more than thirty years in the field, as well as cutting-edge research from evolutionary biology, psychology, and medical technologies that demonstrate what happens in the brain, the authors examine each component of body language and give you the basic vocabulary to read attitudes and emotions through behavior. Discover: • How palms and handshakes are used to gain control • The most common gestures of liars • How the legs reveal what the mind wants to do • The most common male and female courtship gestures and signals • The secret signals of cigarettes, glasses, and makeup • The magic of smiles–including smiling advice for women • How to use nonverbal cues and signals to communicate more effectively and get the reactions you want Filled with fascinating insights, humorous observations, and simple strategies that you can apply to any situation, this intriguing book will enrich your communication with and understanding of others–as well as yourself. From the Hardcover edition.

Think and Grow Rich

A Black Choice


Author: Dennis Paul Kimbro,Dennis Kimbro,Napoleon Hill

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN: 0449219984

Category: Self-Help

Page: 363

View: 3985

A guide to success covers issues such as prejudice and poverty, and includes the success stories of Oprah Winfrey, Don King, and John Johnson, founder of "Ebony" magazine