VFMA Home Movies from Jeff Christopher
As you may know, Jeff Christopher, ‘72 JC, recently contributed the Dance Band album “In The Mood” to BandSir.com. He asked me if I wanted to post some home movies of the band from his years at VFMA.
Well, who doesn’t love a parade, am I right?
Below are Jeff’s three videos. While there’s no sound on these films, it’s great to see the band from those days!
Thanks so much, Jeff, for bringing these to the site. I, for one, appreciate it greatly. Make sure to leave a comment on these great images!
Here are details for each video:
– Herald trumpets with Colonel Feltham conducting.
– John Scheneman (drummer) & me with my Euphonium in front of Von Steuben Hall
– Parade Field (my JC Freshman/Plebe year [1970-71], with Mike Brooks as Drum Major)
– Parade Field (my JC Sophomore year [1971-72] with Greg Ream as Drum Major)
– Field Music on Parade
– Band and Field Music doing Slow March
– Bill Kerchner dragging his luggage out of Von Steuben Hall and me acting goofy.
– Me accepting my associate degree.
– After graduation and back in civilian clothes, finally!
While my father was no Steven Spielberg, I am sure glad he took these videos!
Hope you, and others, enjoy.
Thanks Jeff. That sure rattled the cobwebs.
Cobwebs for sure. Long time since we spoke. Hope all is well.
I have been out of touch with VFMAC folks for a long time. Hope to reconnect with some, soon.
A while back I came across BandSir and communicated with Dan Wolfe who was a plebe when I was an old man.
Dan has done wonderful work on the website so all past and present bandies can enjoy some of the best music ever played.
Hope we can catch up in the future.
Wonderful! The way things used to be and still ought to be. Just four years after my time, but hadn’t changed much. Great movies like this keep us from focusing on the way things ae today. Thanks a million for sharing, Jeff. I did see a number of parades and concerts those years—band was outstanding. As I recall, Euphs and other lower bross were very strong in those days. Reminded me of Bill Daggett and Bob Scannapieco from my band.
Glad you enjoyed these flicks. These, along with another dozen or so family reels, sat in my garage for years. Surprised they didn’t deteriorate after all that time.
Finally had them converted to digital so I could find out what was on them.
There was one with my ex wife which I promptly destroyed!!
Several of my old high school band which was pretty good in its own right.