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  Stanford Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB) is the student marching band of Stanford University.
The band gave a tribute for the anniversary of Jane Mansfield's death, by announcing over the PA the urban legend of how she had been decapitated in an automobile accident.
In 1972 the band was prohibited from marching in the Tournament of Roses parade because of their behavior in the 1971 parade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stanford_Marching_Band   (1246 words)

 Encyclopedia: Stanford University
Stanford University is governed by a board of trustees, in conjuction with the university president and provosts and the deans of the various schools.
Stanford has been coeducational since its founding, however, between approximately 1899 and 1933, there was a policy in place limiting female enrollment to 500 students and maintaining a ratio of three males for every one female student.
Stanford is the university behind Folding@home, one of the most widely disseminated distributed computing projects in the life sciences field, allowing hobbyists and enthusiasts to participate in scientific research by donating unused computer processor cycles.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Stanford-University   (7207 words)

 Metroactive Features | Stanford's Band Shak
The "Band Shak," as it is known, is a red-roofed, cream-colored stucco structure not 200 yards from Stanford University's landmark Hoover Tower.
Band tradition passed from class to class dictates that upon the emptying of a glass beverage container, the container be pitched at the bullseye.
Stanford University had told the band for several years that the Band Shak's unreinforced masonry is seismically unsafe, and scheduled it to be razed before the year 2000.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/09.24.98/stanfurdband-9838.html   (2353 words)

 Stanford Band - TheBestLinks.com - Stanford Marching Band, Catholicism, David Bowie, John F. Kennedy, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1992, the Band was disciplined after several members of the band skipped a field rehearsal in Los Angeles to play outside the L.A. County Courthouse during jury selection for the O.J. Simpson trial.
In 2004, the Band was disciplined for joking about polygamy during a game against Brigham Young University.
Stanford and Cal fans have long argued the legitimacy of what is now simply called "The Play", although replays show that Stanford should have won the game.
www.thebestlinks.com /Stanford_Marching_Band.html   (970 words)

 The Id of Stanford (November 28, 2003)
The battlefronts for the Band's fights with the administration (and other self-appointed arbiters of decent behavior) are often the skits performed during halftime at football games.
In 1991, the Band was banned from the Fighting Irish's stadium after the drum major dressed up in a nun's habit.
Prior to the 1960s, in fact, it was a straight-laced traditional marching band.
www.paloaltoonline.com /weekly/morgue/2003/2003_11_28.band28mb.html   (1674 words)

 The Greatest Hits of Arthur P. Barnes
Band members came from all over the country to join Barnes for the first preseason road trip to the 1970 Stanford-Arkansas football game.
Some of the stunts were pure genius, such as the time a Stanford Band member managed to obtain a Cal band uniform, and then marched, feigning confusion, along with the Cardinal at halftime.
I think the reason is that many Stanford students find it very difficult to have a one-on-one relationship with a professor, and the Band was a saving grace for some of them." Perhaps the best testimonial came from Mannion, who served as emcee for the evening's entertainment.
www.stanfordalumni.org /news/magazine/1997/marapr/articles/barnes.html   (1658 words)

 3rd Apology For Stanford Band Antics / University president says students' conduct `uncivil'
STANFORD -- Stanford University President Gerhard Casper apologized yesterday to Notre Dame University for what he labeled the ``uncivil and improper'' conduct of Stanford's marching band toward Irish culture and the Catholic Church.
The band's controversial performance and subsequent statements by band members ``indicate an ignorance of Irish history and indifference to human suffering in that country,'' he said.
The Stanford band has been banned from the South Bend campus since a 1991 performance there ``mocked members of the Catholic faith.'' At the time, the band's drum major donned a nun's habit and banged a drum with a cross.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1997/10/15/MN69409.DTL&type=printable   (447 words)

 playboy.com / on campus / mascots talk back   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Stanford has the brainiest student body in the Pac 10 and, quite possibly, the league's dumbest mascot.
In protest, the Stanford marching band paraded out a series of mascot wannabes during halftimes of football games.
Stanford Tree: During my first audition, my friends and I built this big pumpkin made out of tarp in the pumpkin patch behind the Stanford band shack.
www.playboy.com /on-campus/mascot/stanford   (464 words)

 Arthur P. Barnes Endowment Fund for the Stanford Band Director   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1963, Arthur P. Barnes became the director of the Stanford Marching Band.
He led the Band to heights of musical excellence and glory, and saw the Band through its darkest hours.
The Stanford Band Alumni Advisory Board is now actively raising a $1 million endowment fund, which will be used to fund the salary of a permanent, full-time Stanford Band Director.
www.stanford.edu /group/lsjumb/alumni   (407 words)

 rec.arts.marching.band.college FAQ
The Sudler Trophy is an award given annually by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to a collegiate marching band who is "of particular excellence and have made outstanding contributions to the American way of life." Ballots are submitted by directors of four year schools participating in NCAA football, who list three choices.
People from bands all over the country (and a few from outside the U.S., although their organizations rarely fit our definition of a college marching band) read and participate in r.a.m.b.c.
The new band was booed and heckled by the students; its membership dropped to about 10 members by the end of football season, so they brought the Pep Band back.
www.faqs.org /faqs/music/marching/college-band-faq   (3257 words)

 NewStandard: 10/17/97
They actually are a "scatter band," avoiding traditional songs and marches during a field show and, instead, running from formation to formation, with whoops and hollers.
The Stanford band is one of a select group that includes several Ivy League schools.
In 1986, during halftime with the Southern California Trojans, the band in formation collapsed a Trojan helmet while playing "If I Only Had A Brain." Then, the narrator joked: "Stanford University is nationally ranked; USC is naturally rank." Now, USC fans turn their backs whenever the band is on the field.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/10-97/10-17-97/c02li139.htm   (881 words)

 Local Champs 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Stanford Alumni Association and Athletic Department representatives who have been on the trail of a Stanford dragon boat team since last October, had been quietly spreading word of the reward since May but it had not widely known until Wednesday, he said.
The Stanford Alumni Association has never revealed the amount of money lost betting on last year’s Big Race, but some reports have said the number is in the “high six-figures”.
Stanford Alumni Association officials were given the task of implementing the most essential of these recommendations, which will require the expenditure of about 20 million dollars over the next three years.
www.cdba.org /DBnews/desperatestanford.html   (604 words)

 A Day in the Life
Their son is a 6-foot-3-inch, 268-pound economics major who is as polite and poised as Cary Grant off the field and as ferocious as a pit bull on it.
An hour later, the 180 members of "the world's largest rock 'n' roll band" are well into their field rehearsal when one of Bacher's fellow trombonists arrives in the Stadium.
The Band will issue a lukewarm mea culpa for the anti-Irish insults, but that won't be enough for Athletic Director Ted Leland, who will decide to banish the Band from Notre Dame games until 2001.
www.stanfordalumni.org /news/magazine/1997/novdec/articles/dayinlife.html   (2863 words)

 Paul Greenberg
Stanford's teams must now go by the unobjectionable name of the Cardinal — it's for the color, not the bird.
Stanford's clocks appear forever stopped in admiring contemplation of their own, arbitrary idea of the time.
All of which may be why the competition for the Stanford Tree struck me as more intellectually significant and politically daring than the oh-so-serious pronunciamentos of its president and fellow enforcers of goodthink on campus.
www.jewishworldreview.com /cols/greenberg042005.asp   (718 words)

 CNNSI.com - College Football - The Play lives on, 20 years later - Thursday November 21, 2002 04:25 PM
He was the one who dashed the final 25 yards through the Stanford band, finally landing deep in the end zone on an unsuspecting trombonist, to score the winning touchdown on The Play.
The Big Game, Cal vs. Stanford, was being played that year at Cal's Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif. It was a heck of a game, a quarterback shootout of sorts between Cal sophomore Gale Gilbert and Stanford senior John Elway.
And as the band in front of him started to scatter as The Play came its way, Tyrrell instinctively turned toward the back of the end zone, only to be dropped by Moen coming down from his celebratory leap.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /football/college/news/2002/11/21/the_play   (2225 words)

 The Stanford Chaparral - A Guide to Existing Stanford Traditions
Members of the Stanford marching band bear down the narrow streets of Pamplona, while hordes of delighted freshmen scamper to safety in front of them.
It is a rare Running of the Band that is not tinged with sadness, since the band members have sharp horns and are not aware that they are participating in a playful custom.
The Stanford Chaparral is not for readers under 18 years of age.
chappie.stanford.edu /archives/1997-1998/heart_of_darkness/a_guide_to_existing_stanford_traditions   (378 words)

 My opinion Paul Greenberg: Oh-so-PC academe can be comedic | www.azstarnet.com ®
The change was particularly wrenching for the mascot of Stanford's marching band.
Stanford's teams must now go by the unobjectionable name of the Cardinal - it's for the color, not the bird.
The band, whose antics regularly result in suspension, finally settled on the Tree.
www.azstarnet.com /dailystar/opinion/71436.php   (530 words)

 Devil Mountain Jazz Band Musicians
A 'recovering' member of the Stanford Marching Band, he has played with big bands and small combos while pursuing a career as a real estate developer.
Since 1960 he played with the likes of Warren Covington, the dance bands of Guy Lombardo and Jan Garber Orchestra, Nelson Riddle, Stan Kenton, the San Diego Chargers big-band, on tour with the Spinners for USO Shows Overseas, and "rock" bands in Alaska, Hawaii, and the far west states.
There he played piano, banjo, trombone, and tuba, and was the leader of the band from 1977 to 1979.
www.jazznut.com /dmbio.htm   (1505 words)

 Confessions of the Stanford marching band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I didn't start playing the cowbell until I was 17, at which time my band teacher told me I possessed great cowbell talent and should consider Stanford as an option.
Audition day finally came, and to my surprise, their only prerequisites were to be able to breathe, have no rhythm, not be able to walk in a straight line when asked to and have the musical knowledge of a 2-year-old.
Our homecoming theme two weeks ago, entitled "Stanford is very cool," included "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" (we did all 99 bottles), Cher's "Believe" and clap-alongs to the Green Acres theme.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V138/N42/03-confess.42d.html   (595 words)

 The Play: Joe Starkey's Call of the 1982 Cal/Stanford Big Game
The Stanford band ran out on the field, it left all the defenders in an impossible situation to get to the Bears carrying the ball.
The band, in effect, served as extra blockers, the official had no choice but to let the play go as was.
The Stanford band is besides themselves with disappointment.
www.cs.rice.edu /~dwallach/the_play.html   (1796 words)

 American Indians used as mascots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Tree was, and I believe is, the mascot of the Leland Stanford Jr.
Marching Band; and an extremely fine Band mascot it is; but I don't like it so much as a sport mascot".
Stanford has a deep debt of gratitude to its founder and should show it.
wais.stanford.edu /USA/us_1americanindiansasmascots100501.html   (270 words)

 USC Songs Lyrics and History
USC's regal processional march, Conquest was composed by Alfred Newman.
The single would prove to be the band's only hit, reaching #4 on the U.S. charts.
Originally adopted by the Stanford Marching Band shortly after the song's release, All Right Now has become a staple at every USC game.
www.dochertyfamily.com /usc_songs.htm   (346 words)

 Mockingbird's Album: The Lowdown
Stanford Marching Band - On one of their first jaunts to California, Phish played a free show at Stanford.
The Stanford Marching Band, a great example of "scatter bands', which combine the exploration of familiar music within an unconventional style of presentation, something Phish does as well.
Band manager Charlie Pollack, t'boot, is a nephew of the Dude of Life.
www.mockingbirdfoundation.org /album/lowdown.html   (1308 words)

Voted "Best Marching Band 2001" in the San Francisco Guardian's Best of the Bay, Category: City Life "If you've seen one funeral procession, you've seen 'em all, we say, but not when said procession is headed by the Green Street Mortuary Band.
These guys are serious musicians – the band is a union job, and their roster includes alumni from bands headed by Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, and Huey Lewis.
One of Ferlinghetti's well known poems, The Green Street Mortuary Marching Band, celebrates the flavor and pathos of a San Francisco Chinese Funeral.
www.saxlady.com /memorial.htm   (460 words)

 Walnut Creek Concert Band Spring Concert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Walnut Creek Concert Band will present "La Fiesta Mexicana", a celebration of music from Mexico and Spain, on Wednesday, April 7, 2004, 8:00 PM at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
The Band, sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek, is under the direction of Harvey Benstein.
Highlighting the program will be one of the first symphonies composed for the wind band; H. Owen Reed's "La Fiesta Mexicana", subtitled "A Mexican Folk Song Symphony", composed in 1949, and based on experiences gained by Reed during a five-month sojourn in Mexico on a Guggenheim Fellowship.
www.walnutcreekband.org /wccbspring2004.htm   (282 words)

 Sound Opinions Message Board -> P-O-L-Y-G-A-M-Y
Mon Sep 13, 8:31 PM ET STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford athletic director Ted Leland apologized Monday to Brigham Young University and its fans for a halftime show by the Cardinal band that poked fun at polygamy with five dancers wearing wedding veils.
Leland said he would meet with the band to discuss possible sanctions.
"The actions of the Stanford band in Saturday's game were inappropriate, and I wish to apologize to BYU, their team, fans and alumni," Leland said.
www.soundopinions.net /forum/index.php?showtopic=2979   (480 words)

 The LSJUMB's Web of Sin
Contact the Band - Come Join the Band - Members' Area
Welcome to lsjumb.stanford.edu, your one-stop portal to all things relating to The One, The Only, The Truly Incomparable Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band.
Whether you came here with a purpose or just to sniff around (sorry, that milk didn't come with an expiration date), you'll find everything you need to know about the Stanford Band, from our rich and varied history to our rich and varied contact information.
www.stanford.edu /group/lsjumb/home.html   (166 words)

 The Annotated "Uncle John's Band"
According to Deadlists, the band consists of Jerry Garcia (guitar and banjo), Marshall Leicester (banjo and guitar), and Dick Arnold (fiddle).
The song Uncle John's Band is of course somewhat a self-reference to the Grateful Dead.
The river image is very old, in the song By the rivers of Babylon "there we wept as we remembered Zion;" Zion represents a familiar place as opposed to "a strange land," a reference to Abraham, who as stranger in a strange land was the progenitor of Islam as well as Judaism.
arts.ucsc.edu /GDead/AGDL/uncle.html   (3278 words)

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