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by Patricia L. Cook This Tidbits examines where and when marching bands originated and other trivial matters to help us stay in step with the bands. • The first marching bands started many centuries ago with military organizations. The needs of military groups to get thousands of troops moving in the same direction quickly, without mishaps, were best met if everyone stayed in rows, the same distance apart. Orderly movement was easiest if it was done in an organized manner. Because many groups did not have musical instruments, chants of, “Left – left, left, right, left,” giving instruction on which foot should be down helped accomplish the tasks. As military troops grew around the world, choruses of encouragement and sometimes humor were added. • When available, drums were added to help troops stay together as they progressed along the way. Musical instruments were added through the years and melodies were great for keeping soldiers encouraged and giving them a sense of pride. • During the Revolutionary War in America, soldiers marched to fifes and drums. The Civil War brought the development of drum and bugle corps. During the big wars: World War I and II, full brass, percussion and woodwind bands formed. turn the page for more!

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(continued): • Early military troops in Scotland and some places in Canada marched to drums and bagpipes. Some still use this style. • Military traditions are still used by modern marching bands. Bands usually march in formation and use orders of “attention”, “about face” and “forward march.” Most marching band uniforms resemble military uniforms. • The marching bands that most people think of are university, college, and high school bands that perform at football games and in parades. Halftime shows can be quite elaborate and require hours of training. • The marching band credited with the first modern halftime show at a football game was the Marching illini of the University ofMaster Illinois in 1907. It occurred Hyperlink in page at a game against the University of Chicago.

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(continued): • The first band to break the tradition of military ranks and form a letter on the football field was Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The letter, of course, was the “Block P” for Purdue. The first time it was on the field was in 1907 under the direction of Paul Spotts Emrick who was the first band director and served the university band for 49 years, from 1905-1954. • Emrick came up with the plan for the “Block P” after seeing a flock of birds flying in a “V” formation. He decided that if birds could make a letter a band surely could replicate the action in a formation on a football field. The Purdue “All American” Marching Band still forms the P before every home game.• Purdue is also known for what is considered to be the “World’s Largest Bass Drum.” The original drum built by Leedy Corporation in Indianapolis in 1921 is still used today.

• The large drum is about eight feet in diameter, nearly four feet wide between the drum heads and more than 10 feet high when mounted on the field carriage built for rolling it around. A crew of four bandsmen handling the drum must have accurate timing and placement for the two beaters to keep accurate time with the band. • Now, in case you have heard about “Big Bertha” and wonder where she fits in with the above story about the “World’s Largest Bass Drum,” read on. • Big Bertha is the large drum that belongs to the University of Texas. Created for the University of Chicago, Bertha’s first game was when Chicago played Princeton on October 23, 1922. When Chicago stopped its football program, band at the university was also discontinued. At that time, the large drum was put in storage. • Colonel D. Harold Byrd, a Texas Longhorn band supporter purchased Bertha from the University of Chicago in 1955. Bertha’s dimensions are eight feet (2.4 m) in diameter, 54 inches wide and more than 10 feet high when mounted on her trailer. Called the “sweetheart of the Longhorn band,” Big Bertha is escorted by the “Bertha Crew.” • Members of the Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity of Purdue challenged their Texas fraternity brothers to a drum showdown in 1961 to settle the question of which band had the largest bass drum. They planned the showdown at the fraternity’s national convention in Wichita, Kansas. Purdue kept its side of the promise and loaded their drum on a truck and headed west. They stopped in Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Topeka, pushing their drum through the streets showing off.

Tools 4 life By DR. Jim coyle GET OFF THE BENCH Life is going by at a hectic pace. You were designed and created for something much more than making a living. The time is now for you to stand up. The poet William Arthur Ward said: “I will do more than belong-I will participate. I will do more than care-I will help. I will do more than believe-I will practice. I will do more than be fair-I will be kind. I will do more than forgive-I will forget. I will do more than dream-I will work. I will do more than teach-I will inspire. I will do more than learn-I will enrich. I will do more than give-I will serve. I will do more than live-I will grow. I will do more than suffer-I will triumph.” You must believe in God, believe in yourself, and have the faith to do what you are called to do. It’s time to get off the bench.

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• Marching bands exist in universities, colleges, senior and junior high schools for more than just football games. They also perform at other school events and parades. Many large parades across the country are magnificent venues for marching bands. • The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is one of the famous parades that marching bands love to participate in. There are usually about a dozen bands that are chosen from entries received from the band directors. Having a unique feature helps a band get chosen. Participants have come from all 50 states and even as far away as Guatemala. A band that always performs and is a crowd favorite represents New York’s own police department (NYPD). • Independence Day (Fourth of July) parades across the nation are filled with patriotic floats and marching bands playing patriotic music. One of the largest parades is, naturally, the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D. C. The 2012 parade had 28 bands mostly from military units and high schools. There were also marching platoons from all of the military services: Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. • Marching bands put in many hours of practice and training to get their steps and tunes right. Many dedicated musicians get as much of a thrill by participating in marching drills as they do in hearing the music.

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You’re a class act, Pisces, but few know it until this week when you have a chance to shine. Put your best foot forward, and you may soon be promoted.

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Watch it, Libra. This is not the week for snap decisions. Think things through before you push full steam ahead. Words of kindness at home ease a transition.

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Use it or lose it, agittarius. You have so many more talents you could be capitalizing on. Some could even prove to be lucrative. A date gets the home fires burning.

Eleanor Roosevelt was shy as a child but became one of the most outspoken First Ladies to ever live in the White House. • Born October 11, 1884, in New York City, to Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was named after her mother. When Eleanor’s mother died in 1892 she and her siblings went to live with their maternal grandmother. Her father died two years later in 1894. He was the younger brother of Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States from 1901-1909, • Eleanor was a very shy child but being of wealthy Roosevelt heritage she received an excellent education at Allenswood, a boarding school in London from 1899 to 1902. With the education and maturity, Eleanor developed self-confidence that lead her to become a leader among women of her era. • After her return from England, Eleanor met a handsome Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) in her affluent circle of friends. The distant cousins became engaged in 1903 and married in 1905. • According to genealogical records Eleanor and FDR were fifth cousins, once removed. The closest mutual ancestor was Nicholas Roosevelt. One of his sons was FDR’s greatgreat-great grandfather; another son was Eleanor’s great-great-great-great grandfather. • President Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor’s uncle, walked her down the aisle and had the honor of “giving her away” in marriage. • Franklin and Eleanor had six children in the next eleven years; one son died as an infant. They also had to contend with Sara, FDR’s mother who tried to run their lives in their early years of married life! • With Eleanor’s encouragement and support FDR entered politics and served in the New York state senate from 1910-1913. It was in Albany, the state capital of New York, that Eleanor started her own rise to fame as an able political helpmate. • When FDR served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1913-1920 during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, Eleanor gained tremendous knowledge of Washington and national politics. • When her husband was stricken with polio in 1921, and lost the use of his legs for the remainder of his life. Mrs. Roosevelt devoted her time to caring for him. She also became active in the State Democratic Committee women’s division to keep FDR’s interest in politics piqued. • Eleanor encouraged and supported her husband as Governor of New York and later, in 1933, as President of the United States. She “became his eyes and ears” and the closest confidant for her husband, helping and understanding during the trying times of his presidency, which included the “Great Depression” and World War II. • Mrs. Roosevelt changed the role of First Lady. She greeted and entertained thousands with her charm. She expressed her opinions in a daily syndicated newspaper column entitled “My Day,” gave press conferences, travelled all around the country, gave lectures and participated in radio broadcasts. • After FDR’s death in 1945, Eleanor was selected as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, serving from 1945 to 1953. She became the chair of the UN’s Human Rights Commission and helped write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She considered this one of her greatest achievements.

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