USF Oral History Projects

Interviewee

Ian Black

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Interviewer

Silvers, Deborah Anderson; University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center.|Oral History Program; University of South Florida -- Tampa Library

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2007-11-02

Publication Date

4-4-2011

Abstract

Oral history interview with Ian Black, drum major in the Herd of Thunder Marching Band. Black, a music major, began playing clarinet in sixth grade and was a drum major in his high school’s marching band. Being in Herd of Thunder was one of his goals upon entering USF, and in his sophomore year he auditioned for drum major. A junior when this interview was conducted, it was his second year as drum major. The drum majors are responsible for setting tempos and leading the band in rehearsal and performance, which requires them to know everything about the show and its music. The band plays at all home games and occasionally travels to away games, including bowls; they have three different shows each year, which are performed at halftime. In this interview, Black describes his first year in the band, the process of becoming a drum major, and explains some of the band’s traditions.

Keywords

Ian Black, University of South Florida Herd of Thunder Marching Band, University of South Florida Bands, Marching bands, Bands (Music), Drum majors, Interviews

Description

1 sound file (45 min.) : digital, MP3 file

Subject: topical

Black, Ian; University of South Florida—Herd of Thunder Marching Band.; University of South Florida—Bands.; Marching bands.; Bands (Music).; Drum majors—Interviews.

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories, Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

USF Oral History Projects

Identifier

U30-00008

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