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Queens Symphonic Band Collection

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/25007

Abstract

Title:
Queens Symphonic Band Collection
Author/Creator:
Queens Symphonic Band Collection
Collection number:
10-16-ABA
Size:
1.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1971-1979
Inclusive dates:
1971-2009
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Dr. Raoul Camus founded the Queens Symphonic Band in 1970. Initially named the Queensborough Community Band, it became the Queens Symphonic Band in 1989. The collection primarily contains programs from the bands concerts, as well as promotional materials, photographs, and correspondence.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Queens Symphonic Band Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara, Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Dr. Raoul Camus founded what would become the Queens Symphonic Band in 1970. After joining the faculty at Queensborough Community College in 1970, he was tasked with organizing a community band and a community orchestra. After the success of both units in their first year, an orchestra conductor was brought in and Camus was able to turn his focus to the band.

Often comprised of musicians that ranged in age from teenagers to octogenarians, the Queens Symphonic Band was at ease with a variety of styles of source material. Programs could include contemporary hits alongside 19th-century marches. The band performed frequently through the 1970s but, by the end of the decade, budget cuts forced the band to limit its schedule to a few performances per year.

Initially named the Queensborough Community Band, it became the Queensborough Symphonic Band in 1974. The name changed again in 1989, this time to the Queens Symphonic Band. Dr. Camus retired from his position as band-leader in 1996, but the Queens Symphonic Band continues today.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Queens Symphonic Band Collection covers the period from 1971 to 2009; the bulk of the materials date from 1971 to 1980. The collection consists of programs from band performances, as well as brochures and advertisements to promote concerts, photographs of the band in performance, and correspondence.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection is a gift of Dr. Raoul Camus in one shipment in July 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by:

John Davis, October 2013

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, January 2014.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into four series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Concert Programs, 1971-1996 (26 folders)

This series contains programs from various performances by the Queens Symphonic Band, Queensborough Symphonic Band, and Queensborough Community Band.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Concert Programs, 1971 series 1box 1folder 1
Program, March 6, 1971 series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Program, March 6, 1971 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
Program, November 13, 1971 series 1box 1folder 1item 3.0
Concert Programs, 1972 series 1box 1folder 2
Program, March 4, 1972 series 1box 1folder 2item 1.0
Program, June 9, 1972 series 1box 1folder 2item 2.0
Program, august 13, 1972 series 1box 1folder 2item 3.0
Program, August 20, 1972 series 1box 1folder 2item 4.0
Program, August 25 & 27, 1972 series 1box 1folder 2item 5.0
Program, September 24, 1972 series 1box 1folder 2item 6.0
Concert Programs, 1973 series 1box 1folder 3
Program, March 3, 1973 series 1box 1folder 3item 1.0
Program, July 1, 4 & 7, 1973 series 1box 1folder 3item 2.0
Program, July 15 & 22, 1973 series 1box 1folder 3item 3.0
Program, July 29, August 1 & 5, 1973 series 1box 1folder 3item 4.0
Program, August 12 & 19, 1973 series 1box 1folder 3item 5.0
Program, October 20, 1973 series 1box 1folder 3item 6.0
Program, December 26, 1973 series 1box 1folder 3item 7.0
Concert Programs, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4
Program, April 27, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 1.0
Program, July 4 & 7, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 2.0
Program, July 18, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 3.0
Program, July 21, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 4.0
Program, July 28, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 5.0
Program, August 4, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 6.0
Program, August 18, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 7.0
Program, August 23, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 8.0
Program, October 19, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 9.0
Program, December 29, 1974 series 1box 1folder 4item 10.0
Concert Programs, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5
Program, April 27, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 1.0
Program, May 25 & 31, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 2.0
Program, June 22, 1976 series 1box 1folder 5item 3.0
Program, June 29, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 4.0
Program, July 4 & 6, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 5.0
Program, July 20, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 6.0
Program, July 27, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 7.0
Program, August 3, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 8.0
Program, August 10, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 9.0
Program, August 17 & 20, 1975 series 1box 1folder 5item 10.0
Concert Programs, 1976 series 1box 1folder 6
Program, July 15, 1976 series 1box 1folder 6item 1.0
Program, July 21, 1976 series 1box 1folder 6item 2.0
Program, august 1, 1976 series 1box 1folder 6item 3.0
Program, August 7, 1976 series 1box 1folder 6item 4.0
Program, October 23, 1976 series 1box 1folder 6item 5.0
Concert Programs, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7
Program, March 6, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7item 1.0
Program, April 16, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7item 2.0
Program, July 10, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7item 3.0
Program, July 17, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7item 4.0
Program, July 21 & 24, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7item 5.0
Program, July 31, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7item 6.0
Program, October 2, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7item 7.0
Program, November 27, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7item 8.0
Concert Programs, 1978 series 1box 1folder 8
Program, February 12, 1978 series 1box 1folder 8item 1.0
Program, March 5, 1978 series 1box 1folder 8item 2.0
Program, June 4, 1978 series 1box 1folder 8item 3.0
Program, November 26, 1978 series 1box 1folder 8item 4.0
Concert Programs, 1979 series 1box 1folder 9
Program, March 18, 1979 series 1box 1folder 9item 1.0
Program, June 3, 1979 series 1box 1folder 9item 2.0
Program, June 18, 1979 series 1box 1folder 9item 3.0
Program, December 1 & 2, 1979 series 1box 1folder 9item 4.0
Concert Programs, 1980 series 1box 1folder 10
Program, March 15, 1980 series 1box 1folder 10item 1.0
Program, November 22, 1980 series 1box 1folder 10item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1981 series 1box 1folder 11
Program, March 29, 1981 series 1box 1folder 11item 1.0
Program, November 21, 1981 series 1box 1folder 11item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1982 series 1box 1folder 12
Program, March 13, 1982 series 1box 1folder 12item 1.0
Program, December 11, 1982 series 1box 1folder 12item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1983 series 1box 1folder 13
Program, March 12, 1983 series 1box 1folder 13item 1.0
Program, December 10, 1983 series 1box 1folder 13item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1984 series 1box 1folder 14
Program, March 17, 1984 series 1box 1folder 14item 1.0
Program, November 17, 1984 series 1box 1folder 14item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1985 series 1box 1folder 15
Program, March 30, 1985 series 1box 1folder 15item 1.0
Program, November 9, 1985 series 1box 1folder 15item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1986 series 1box 1folder 16
Program, March 22, 1986 series 1box 1folder 16item 1.0
Program, November 1, 1986 series 1box 1folder 16item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1987 series 1box 1folder 17
Program, March 21, 1987 series 1box 1folder 17item 1.0
Program, October 31, 1987 series 1box 1folder 17item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1988 series 1box 1folder 18
Program, March 26, 1988 series 1box 1folder 18item 1.0
Program, November 5m 1988 series 1box 1folder 18item 2.0
Concert Programs, 1989 series 1box 1folder 19
Program, April 1, 1989 series 1box 1folder 19item 1.0
Program, April 29, 1989 series 1box 1folder 19item 2.0
Program, July 15, 1989 series 1box 1folder 19item 3.0
Program, November 5, 1989 series 1box 1folder 19item 4.0
Concert Programs, 1990 series 1box 1folder 20
Program, March 24, 1990 series 1box 1folder 20item 1.0
Program, May 19, 1990 series 1box 1folder 20item 2.0
Program, October 27, 1990 series 1box 1folder 20item 3.0
Concert Programs, 1991 series 1box 1folder 21
Program, April 27, 1991 series 1box 1folder 21item 1.0
Program, September 14, 1991 series 1box 1folder 21item 2.0
Program, November 16, 1991 series 1box 1folder 21item 3.0
Concert Programs, 1992 series 1box 1folder 22
Program, March 7, 1992 series 1box 1folder 22item 1.0
Program, May 30, 1992 series 1box 1folder 22item 2.0
Program, September 19, 1992 series 1box 1folder 22item 3.0
Program, November 7, 1992 series 1box 1folder 22item 4.0
Concert Programs, 1993 series 1box 1folder 23
Program, March 13, 1993 series 1box 1folder 23item 1.0
Program, May 8, 1993 series 1box 1folder 23item 2.0
Program, November 13, 1993 series 1box 1folder 23item 3.0
Concert Programs, 1994 series 1box 1folder 24
Program, March 19, 1993 series 1box 1folder 24item 1.0
Program, May 21, 1993 series 1box 1folder 24item 2.0
Program, November 12, 1993 series 1box 1folder 24item 3.0
Concert Programs, 1995 series 1box 1folder 25
Program, March 25, 1995 series 1box 1folder 25item 1.0
Program, May 20, 1995 series 1box 1folder 25item 2.0
Program, November 4, 1995 series 1box 1folder 25item 3.0
Concert Programs, 1996 series 1box 1folder 26
Program, April 27, 1996 series 1box 1folder 26item 1.0
Program, May 11, 1996 series 1box 1folder 26item 2.0

Series 2: Promotional Materials, 1971-1995 (13 folders)

This series contains materials used to promote Queens Symphonic Band performances. Materials include mailers, subscription order forms, and fliers.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Promotional Materials, 1971 series 2box 1folder 27
Promotional Materials, 1972 series 2box 1folder 28
Promotional Materials, 1975 series 2box 1folder 29
Promotional Materials, 1976 series 2box 1folder 30
Promotional Materials, 1977-1978 series 2box 1folder 31
Promotional Materials, 1989-1990 series 2box 1folder 32
Promotional Materials, 1990-1991 series 2box 1folder 33
Promotional Materials, 1991-1992 series 2box 1folder 34
Promotional Materials, 1992-1993 series 2box 1folder 35
Promotional Materials, 1993-1994 series 2box 1folder 36
Promotional Materials, 1994-1995 series 2box 1folder 37
Promotional Materials, 1995-1996 series 2box 1folder 38
Promotional Materials, undated series 2box 1folder 39

Series 3: Photographs, 1975 (1 folder)

This series contains photographs of the Queens Symphonic Band, then known as the Queensborough Symphonic Band, performing in October 1975.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Photographs, 1975 & undated series 3box 1folder 40
Queensborough Community Band, October 1975 series 3box 1folder 40item 1.0
Queensborough Community Band, undated series 3box 1folder 40item 2.0
Queensborough Community Band, undated series 3box 1folder 40item 3.0

Series 4: Correspondence, 2009 (1 folder)

This series contains correspondence between Dr. Raoul Camus and SCPA curator Vin Novara.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Correspondence, 2009 series 4box 1folder 41
Correspondence between Dr. Raoul Camus and SCPA Curator Vin Novara, 2009 series 4box 1folder 41item 1.0

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