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: 4394

 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.
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Florida State University voices

Author: Maxine Stern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889282749

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 224

View: 4381

Posted in Universities and colleges

The Sex Pistols Invade America

The Fateful U.S. Tour, January 1978

Author: Mick O’Shea

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476631840

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 7254

In November 1977, Warner Bros. secured rights to release the Never Mind The Bollocks in America. The following January, The Sex Pistols—already the “scourge” of Britain—were discovered by unsuspecting American audiences in an infamous U.S. tour, accompanied by sensational media coverage and moral panic. Malcolm McLaren, the band’s manager, eschewed the established rock-n-roll markets of New York and Los Angeles in favor of off-the-radar venues in Memphis, San Antonio and Baton Rouge, sowing the seeds for countercultural clashes in the conservative South. Two weeks later the band split up but punk had invaded mainstream American culture. Drawing on input from fans, the author chronicles the Pistols’ first and only U.S. tour and attempts to separate fact from fallacy in mythology surrounding those 12 days of mayhem.
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George Whitefield Chadwick

His Symphonic Works

Author: Bill F. Faucett

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810830387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 5611

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.
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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: 2020

(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)
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The New York Times Book of the Dead

Obituaries of Extraordinary People

Author: William McDonald

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316395463

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 5494

The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking book includes 300 of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published. The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the men and women who have influenced on our world. William McDonald, The Times' obituary editor who was recently featured in the award-winning documentary Obit, 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, Jackie Robinson and Prince.
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I Swear I Was There - Sex Pistols, Manchester and the Gig that Changed the World

Author: David Nolan

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786062135

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 3488

'A f**king great book' PETER HOOK, JOY DIVISION 'A fascinating insight into a gig that really did change the world' ROCKSOUND On 4 June 1976, four young men took to the tiny stage of the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester. The noise they made changed everything... The NME named it as the most important gig of all time. When the Sex Pistols played Manchester in '76 they set off a series of musical detonations that are still being felt today. Despite thousands claiming they were in attendance, only a handful of people were actually there – but those that were went on to form bands including The Smiths, Buzzcocks, Joy Division, New Order and The Fall. They kick-started the Manchester music scene, created Factory Records and laid the foundations for the world-famous Haçienda nightclub. Forty years on, music journalist David Nolan tells the true story of that legendary gig, plus the Pistols' follow up performance and the band's first ever TV appearance at Manchester's Granada TV a few weeks later. The question has truly become one of rock 'n' roll's greatest mysteries: Who really saw the Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in 1976? So how does David Nolan finally solve it? By trying to track down the whole audience! In an updated edition comprised of scores of exclusive, extensive interviews with key players and audience members, and featuring previously unpublished photos, I Swear I Was There is the true story of the electrifying gig that changed the music scene forever. 'The gig that truly heralded the punk revolution. Who was there? David Nolan should know, he wrote a bloody book about it! Here he separates fact from fiction' NME 'Excellent, in-depth study...Hilarious eyewitness testimonies' UNCUT 'One of the greatest rock stories ever told' GQ
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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: 8632

The definitive biography of a major American composer and musical leader
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Against Football

One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Author: Steve Almond

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: 161219415X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

View: 8619

Argues that not only is American football hazardous to players' health, and especially to their brains, but also that American support of the sport encourages violence, prejudices, and other ethically troubling behavior.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Certain Victory

The U.S. Army in the Gulf War

Author: Robert H. Scales

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612340776

Category: Persian Gulf War, 1991

Page: 435

View: 7944

A balanced, comprehensive account of the largest armored battle since World War II
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A Concise History of Florida

Author: James C. Clark

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625851537

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 7920

In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first set foot on Florida's east coast. The land he discovered was a geographic anomaly so distinctive that astronaut Neil Armstrong said Florida was the first shape on earth he recognized on his return from a visit to the moon 456 years later. This unique state witnessed momentous events from the 1959 arrival of the first Cuban exiles under Fidel Castro to the 1981 launch of the "Columbia," the first space shuttle. Join author and historian James C. Clark as he chronicles the history of the Sunshine State in this concise and captivating history.
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The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684842505

Category: Fiction

Page: 797

View: 1849

F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.
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Gridiron Genius

A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL

Author: Michael Lombardi

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0525573836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 1123

Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success? For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans--Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick--reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in Gridiron Genius, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win--and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again. In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. Gridiron Genius will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won't even contemplate. How do you know when to trade a player? How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck? And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard? To some, game planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent. But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script everything: from an afternoon's special-teams practice to a season's playoff run to a decade-long organizational blueprint. Readers will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset. First stop: Belichick's Saturday night staff meeting, where he announces how the game will go the next day. Spoiler alert: He always nails it. Football dynasties are built through massive attention to detail and unwavering commitment. From how to build a team, to how to watch a game, to understanding the essential qualities of great leaders, Gridiron Genius gives football fans the knowledge to be the smartest person in the room every Sunday.
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To Disco, with Love

The Records That Defined an Era

Author: David Hamsley

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250068460

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 7120

Over 250 Disco-era album covers-from sexy to silly, elegant to outrageous-that brings alive a time when fashion, politics, and sexuality all converged in harmony on the dance floor. Paging through To Disco, with Love is like catching Saturday Night Fever all over again. From Diana Ross and Donna Summer gazing fiercely from their chart topping albums to the Village People's trademark costumes and the Bee Gee's blinding white jumpsuits, To Disco celebrates the days when the dance floor ruled the world. Gathered together and presented chronologically, these striking covers tell the story of a moment in time when art and photography, music, and dance changed the world. We see a rapid evolution, from the early days when Disco's roots were firmly planted in Soul, Latin, and Jazz, all the way to the digital revolution of the 1980s. Like fleeting moments caught in the strobe, these covers vibrantly capture our takes on fashion and beauty, wealth and status, sex, race, and even God. As the hair gets bigger, bell bottoms wider, and platform shoes steeper, the vibrancy and energy of this moment in music history is brought back to vivid life. Accompanied by insightful, spirited descriptions that showcase the evolving trends in photography, illustration, and design, To Disco, with Love charts the history of the music and the industry during its groovy heyday.
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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: 996

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.
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The Boy with the U.S. Census

Author: Francis Rolt-Wheeler

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 354

View: 8310

Posted in United States

Seminole Seasons

Author: Burt Reynolds,Bruce Chadwick

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: 9780878338689


Page: 157

View: 3928

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

Author: Eric Braun

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1515726363

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6940

"Introduces readers to pro football's biggest event, the Super Bowl, and to major records set and broken in 50 championship games"--
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October 1964

Author: David Halberstam

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453286128

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 9952

The bestselling follow-up to the classic The Summer of ’49, illuminating the heart-pounding 1964 World Series between the Yankees and Cardinals David Halberstam, an avid sports writer with an investigative reporter’s tenacity, superbly details the end of the fifteen-year reign of the New York Yankees in October 1964. That October found the Yankees going head-to-head with the St. Louis Cardinals for the World Series pennant. Expertly weaving the narrative threads of both teams’ seasons, Halberstam brings the major personalities on the field—from switch-hitter Mickey Mantle to pitcher Bob Gibson—to life. Using the teams’ subcultures, Halberstam also analyzes the cultural shifts of the sixties. The result is a unique blend of sports writing and cultural history as engrossing as it is insightful. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.
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Bob Dylan All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Track

Author: Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316353531

Category: Music

Page: 704

View: 6059

Get the story behind every recording session, album, and single released during Bob Dylan's illustrious-and now Nobel Prize-winning-career. Bob Dylan: All the Songs is the New York Times bestselling, definitive book that captures Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 492 songs he released. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the details that led to the composition of Dylan's recorded songs, what went on in the recording studio, what instruments he used, and behind-the-scenes account of the great artists who worked with Dylan. Lyrics and accounts of the recording sessions are accompanied by classic photos, both in and out of the studio, to create a true Dylan treasury. Bob Dylan: All the Songs is the comprehensive record of the music career which defined an era, delighted fans for more than 50 years and has now won the world's most prestigious prize. Please note that the ebook does not contain images.
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