Brilliant High School marching band photographSave
Description: Dated ca. 1930-1943, this photograph shows the Brilliant High School marching band standing outside Brilliant High School, located on 2nd Street in Brilliant, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Brilliant High School's last year was the 1979-1980 school year, and the building was demolished in 1994. The tuba player in the center of the back row has been identified as James R. (Bob) Gilchrist.
This photograph is one of the many visual materials collected for use in the Ohio Guide. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration by executive order to create jobs for the large numbers of unemployed laborers, as well as artists, musicians, actors, and writers. The Federal Arts Program, a sector of the Works Progress Administration, included the Federal Writers’ Project, one of the primary goals of which was to complete the America Guide series, a series of guidebooks for each state which included state history, art, architecture, music, literature, and points of interest to the major cities and tours throughout the state. Work on the Ohio Guide began in 1935 with the publication of several pamphlets and brochures. The Reorganization Act of 1939 consolidated the Works Progress Administration and other agencies into the Federal Works Administration, and the Federal Writers’ Project became the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio. The final product was published in 1940 and went through several editions. The Ohio Guide Collection consists of 4,769 photographs collected for use in Ohio Guide and other publications of the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio from 1935-1939.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B08F06_024_001 Subjects: High school; Marching bands; Steubenville (Ohio); Musical instruments; Bands (Music)--Ohio; Students; Federal Writers' Project Places: Brilliant (Ohio); Steubenville (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)
Description: Four photographs show The Ohio State University Marching Band performing "Script Ohio" at Ohio Stadium in the 1960s. The photographs document the formation from its beginning on the fifty yard line to the dotting of the "I" in Ohio. In its earliest performances, a trumpet player dotted the "I" of the formation, but this honor quickly fell instead to a sousaphone player for a more dramatic finish. The slides measure 5" x 4" (12.7 x 10.16 cm). Known as "The Best Damn Band in the Land" (TBDBITL), the Ohio State University Marching Band originated as a 12-piece fife and drum corps in 1878. In 1896 Gustav Bruder was hired to lead the band. The band grew in size and began marching for all military and athletic events. In 1899 it played its first football game at Ohio Field. In 1920 the short-lived Varsity Band merged with Bruder's ensemble to create a 100-piece University Band. A staple of the marching band's repertoire is the Ohio's official state rock song, "Hang on Sloopy," first played on October 9, 1965 at the Ohio State vs. Illinois football game. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3112_3735792_001 Subjects: Sports; Arts and Entertainment; Education; Universities and colleges; Stadiums; Bands; Music; Marching bands Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Photograph showing the dance band on board the U.S.S. Santa Fe, with John Rumora on trombone, ca. 1945-1946.
John George Rumora (1927-) enlisted in the United States Navy on February 24, 1945. He processed through boot camp at Great Lakes and then was assigned to the engine room of the U.S.S. Santa Fe, a CL-60 light cruise which served in the Pacific Theater. Rumora was aboard the U.S.S. Santa Fe when World War II ended, and the crew participated in the occupation of Japan, during which the ship stopped and saw the devastation at Nagasaki in October 1945. After the ship sailed home, Rumora helped prepare the U.S.S. Santa Fe for the mothball fleet in Bremerton, Washington. He was honorably discharged as a Machinist Mate 3/c on July 19, 1946. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SC5756_05 Subjects: World War II; United States Navy; Military Ohio; Bands; Military life; Musicians;
Description: Original description reads: "W.P.A. band at Linden Community Center, Dayton, Ohio, June 29, 1936. Louis Becker, director."
The Federal Music Project (FMP), a WPA-sponsored federal project, was designed to give employment to professional musicians registered on the relief rolls during the great depression. The project employed these musicians as instrumentalists, singers, concert performers, and teachers of music. Dr. Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, was appointed Director of the FMP. The program was initiated in September 1935 and continued until June 1939, at which time individual states were given the responsibility of continuing or ending current projects. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B12F08_018_001 Subjects: Bands (Music); Musicians--Ohio; Federal Music Project (U.S.); United States. Works Progress Administration Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)
Description: Photograph showing a Civil War Army band, captioned, "Old Brighton Band of the U.S. Army in 1865," from the collection of Louis Baus. Baus, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was born in 1875. He began his career as a professional photographer doing studio work before becoming a staff photographer for the Cleveland Advocate in 1911. Baus worked for the paper, which was later purchased by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, for thirty-eight years until his death in 1949. He was also an avid collector of historic photographs. The Louis Baus Collection consists of over one thousand photographs mounted in eleven albums, showing historic Cleveland, the village of Zoar and Ohio covered bridges and mills.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P223_B01_A02_111 Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers--Ohio; Military life; Bands (Music)--Ohio Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
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