“M” is for Marching Band – Band of Blue

Beasley237This is a photograph of the Band of Blue marching band drum line found in our Horace Beasley Papers collection.

Horace Beasley was director of the Concert Band and the Campus School Band at the renamed Middle Tennessee State College from 1957-1974. The Horace Beasley Papers (1940-1989) include lecture materials and handouts used by Beasley in his music classes. Also included are papers detailing tours and exhibitions presented by the Band of Blue, as well as papers related to the Contest of Champions founded by Band of Blue Director Joseph T. Smith. There are also materials related to the Band of Blue Club. Part of the collection includes minutes from music organizations including the Middle Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association, Midwest Band Clinic, Tennessee Music Educators Association, and Southeast Instrumental Clinic.

 

Written by Julie Maresco, graduate assistant

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