USF Oral History Projects

Interviewee

Fon Silvers

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Interviewer

Silvers, Deborah Anderson; University of South Florida Libraries -- Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center; University of South Florida -- Library.|Special & Digital Collections.|Oral History Program

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2007-11-24

Publication Date

4-21-2011

Abstract

Oral history interview with Fon Silvers, a member of USF’s Golden Brahma Pep Band. Silvers, a bass player, was a member of the Pep Band for one season in the 1980s. The Pep Band was essentially a small big band, with saxophones, brass, rhythm, and guitar; it played at basketball games. Silvers’ understanding is that the Music Department was asked to provide a band to play during the games, and after the musicians had been recruited, that was the limit of the department’s involvement. There were no auditions, no rehearsals, no uniforms, and the music in their folders was never changed. Silvers enjoyed playing in the Pep Band, which was fun, but it was not like the experience that members of the Herd of Thunder Marching Band have, because USF had yet to develop its identity as a university.

Keywords

Silvers, Fon., University of South Florida -- Bands., Marching bands., Bands (Music).

Description

1 sound file (13 min.) : digital, MP3 file

Subject: topical

Silvers, Fon.; University of South Florida -- Bands.; Marching bands.; Bands (Music).

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories, Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Notes

Full cataloging of this resource is underway and will replace this temporary record when complete. Transcription and timecoding of this interview is underway and will be added when complete.

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

USF Oral History Projects

Identifier

U30-00006

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