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Johns Hopkins University Band records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-14-100
Originally a military band founded in 1921 by Conrad Gebelein, The Johns Hopkins University Band is the oldest and longest-running instrumental group on the Homewood campus. The records primarily include sheet music (with the handwriting of Conrad Gebelein) and publicity fliers, advertising the events of the band. The materials span 1960 to 2014.

Dates

  • 1960-2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

All student organization records received prior to 2017 are closed for 25 years from the date of creation to everyone except current members of the student organization, after which they are publicly available for access. Materials intended for public dissemination, such as publications, newsletters, and event flyers, are publicly available for access immediately once processed. If you are a member of this student organization and have questions about our access policy, please contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

1.91 Cubic Feet (3 legal size document boxes, 1 flat box (17 x 12.75 x 4 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Originally a military band founded in 1921 by Conrad Gebelein, The Johns Hopkins University Band, is the oldest and longest-running instrumental group on the Homewood campus. "JHU Band is the parent name for a variety of different ensembles: The Wind Ensemble, The Pep Band, and The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band."

The band is now a large musical group in which undergraduates, graduate students, university employees and alumni (from both Hopkins and Goucher College) participate. In addition to giving regular concerts, the band also plays at home athletic events and sends a delegation to away games. The band also works with the Barnstormers and the Glee Club.

Scope and Contents

The records primarily include sheet music (with the handwriting of Conrad Gebelein) and publicity fliers, advertising the events of the band. The rest of the records include, in smaller proportion: finances, member handbooks, constitution, administrative paperwork, three 33 1/3 rpm long-playing records, and some photographs and negatives. The materials span 1960 to 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred from the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement in 2015.

Accruals

Accession Numbers: 80.3, 2015-16.UA.015

Related Materials

Additional material is available in RG.14.001: Student Organizations records and MS.0458: Conrad Gebelein papers.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in December 2015 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA