HomeNew ProgramAnother New Album Posted

Comments

Another New Album Posted — 4 Comments

  1. Wonderful! Thanks so much Dan! Whenever my old body needs a “lift” I turn on BandSir.com and gets my blood flowing! Courage, Honor , Conquer!

  2. There is an error in the presentation above.
    The Band for many years was quartered in the lower section of Lafayette Hall which burned to the ground sometime in the late 50’s or early 60’s. Von Stueben Hall was the home of E Battery for all those years and until more recent times. I well know this as I spent 5 years in that building. It was painted white about the same time that Lafayette burned. It was not until recent years that the band took over that building and saved it from complete destruction by the former occupants.

  3. The following is membership of the Duke’s Band. Year, Membership then Plebes.
    Year Membership Plebes
    1950 50 25
    1951 49 25
    1952 49 15
    1953 48 29
    1954 51 20
    1955 51 25
    1956 52 30
    1957 50 36
    1958 51 27
    1959 50 26
    1960 52 27
    1961 53 22
    1962 52 24
    1963 52 26
    1964 55 23
    1963 54 26
    1964 55 23
    1965 54 25
    1966 55 21
    1967 57 16
    1968 53 21
    1969 55 26
    1970 56 21
    1971 50 24
    1972 51 21
    1973 49 24
    1974 41 13
    1975 41 19
    1976 40 17

  4. Fascinating. As a sobering reminder of the preeminence of the old men, I’ll never forget when the plebes from 1967-1968 had to perform the football/Harrisburg drill without old men at the football field during a Saturday morning practice–then the old men without plebes performed the show (Duke wasn’t present). We plebes were predictably pathetic and the old men, (for good measure, in the trumpet section, Erdman, Hoffman, Detweiler, etc)… amazing. That exercise convinced me I was whale dung; but somehow it all worked out in the end as an ensemble. Heck of a band.

Leave a Reply to Dick Buxbaum , '56 Band Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>