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John Jenkins (or JJ as most of us unofficially called him)  became the director this year and we changed!  We went from marching military style to the "Michigan style" high step with 8 steps to 5 yards. This was not without consequences and there was a rumor/story/legend that the intense band practices sent more folks to the infirmary than the football team during their practices!  Mr. Jenkins brought along arrangements by Jerry Bilik and we began using "Say It With Music" as the transition between formations during half-time performances.
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The '''1963 Redmen Marching Band season''' was a season of the [[University of Massachusetts Redmen Marching Band]]. This season marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the [[University of Massachusetts Amherst|University of Massachusetts]] and was the first year of [[John Jenkins|John "JJ" Jenkins]].
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==Summary==
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Hired following the departure of [[Joseph Contino]], [[John Jenkins]] changed the style of the band's marching style from [[military step]] to [[chair step]], which was the style used at his previous school, the University of Michigan. This change not only allowed for eight steps for every five years, but was introduced alongside new style changes and a transition to a more physical style, along with faster-paced performances. Furthermore, new musical arrangements by [[Jerry Bilik]] were introduced, along with band members saying "Say It With Music" when transitioning between formations during half-time performances.
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In addition to the above, this marked the first year of [[Band Camp]]. According to alumni Bruce Cutter, this was accompanied by a rumor that the intense band practices sent more folks to the infirmary than the football team during their practices.
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==Performances==
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==Songs==
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==Staff==
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===Directors===
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===Drum Majors===
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===Field Staff===
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===Ad Staff===
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
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==External links==
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*[https://www.umass.edu/band/ Official website]
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{{Minuteman Marching Band}}
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[[Category:Performance seasons]]
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[[Category:1960s]]

Latest revision as of 18:07, 29 December 2020

The 1963 Redmen Marching Band season was a season of the University of Massachusetts Redmen Marching Band. This season marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Massachusetts and was the first year of John "JJ" Jenkins.

Summary[edit]

Hired following the departure of Joseph Contino, John Jenkins changed the style of the band's marching style from military step to chair step, which was the style used at his previous school, the University of Michigan. This change not only allowed for eight steps for every five years, but was introduced alongside new style changes and a transition to a more physical style, along with faster-paced performances. Furthermore, new musical arrangements by Jerry Bilik were introduced, along with band members saying "Say It With Music" when transitioning between formations during half-time performances.

In addition to the above, this marked the first year of Band Camp. According to alumni Bruce Cutter, this was accompanied by a rumor that the intense band practices sent more folks to the infirmary than the football team during their practices.

Performances[edit]

Songs[edit]

Staff[edit]

Directors[edit]

Drum Majors[edit]

Field Staff[edit]

Ad Staff[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]