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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Munjibunga, May 6, 2002.
Just curious. He was my high school band director, but gained some notoriety in later years.
The name was familiar, but I had to do search to refresh my memory.
I'm pretty sure he was at Cal State Fullerton when I was suffering under Larry Curtis at Long Beach. I don't remember name as a tuba player, but as one of the heavy-hitter band directors. It seems so goofy now, but when you're 18 those guys were like gods. I think I might have known of Minor through Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, which was the music fraternity I belonged to, too.
Thanks for the post Munchy--in my digging around, I found an alumni site where I can buy a CD with stuff I played with Beach back in 1981. I lost the vinyl about 15 years ago, but some folks have apparently dumped a bunch of the old vinyls on a CD. We did Chase's "Open Up Wide," and it kicked butt. Neato.
He was indeed a great director. Very strict disciplinarian, but a great motivator and teacher. He took our band to the Sweepstakes Trophy at the All-Western Band Review in Long Beach back in the mid-60's. Most of what I understand about music fundamentals I learned from him.