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Oral History

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University of South Florida Tampa Library


Bands, Bands (Music), Black, Ian, drum major, Drum majors, Herd of Thunder Marching Band, Marching bands


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. This interview was conducted during his junior year, his second year as drum major. 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.

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1 sound file (45 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (21 p.)