Band of the Hour


Band of the Hour

The Band of the Hour is the name of the marching band at the University of Miami in Florida.

The University of Miami Band was first organized in 1933 by Walter E. Shaeffer. Shaeffer was solo clarinetist and concertmaster with the United States Marine Band under John Phillip Sousa. Henry Fillmore, famed composer of band music, adopted the University of Miami Band as his own during the 1950s, and was responsible for the construction of the band’s permanent home – Henry Fillmore Band Hall

Fred McCall was appointed Director of Bands in 1948 and held the post until his retirement in June 1971, at which time he was awarded the title of Director Emeritus. Under his instruction, The Band of the Hour received its name. At a halftime show at the Orange Bowl in 1948, the band was playing Henry Fillmore’s “The Man of The Hour” march. The announcer spoke over the public address system, “‘The Man of the Hour,’ played by the ‘Band of the Hour’!” This has been the official name ever since.

William B. Russell was appointed Director of Bands in 1972 and held the post until 1991. His successor, Michael Mann, served as Director of the Band of the Hour and Associate Director of Bands from 1991-2000. In 1993, Gary D. Green was named, and remains, Director of Bands at the University of Miami. In 2000, Dr. Michael B. Dressman was appointed Director of the Band of the Hour and served until his retirement in 2004. C. David Ragsdale was appointed interim director for the 2004-2005 school year. He was succeeded by Phillip Clements who served as Associate Director of Bands and Director of the "Band of the Hour." Up until the summer of 2008, when The Band of the Hour, Welcomed it's current Director Mr.Tom Keck.

External links

* [http://www.music.miami.edu/band Band of the Hour]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Hour Glass — were a 1960s rhythm and blues band based in Los Angeles, California between 1967 and 1968. Among their members were two future members of the Allman Brothers Band (Duane Allman and his brother Gregg) and three future studio musicians at the world …   Wikipedia

  • The Hour of Bewilderbeast — Studio album by Badly Drawn Boy Released …   Wikipedia

  • The Hour — Infobox Television show name = The Hour caption = George Stroumboulopoulos show name 2 = CBC News: The Hour genre = Newsmagazine creator = director = developer = presenter = George Stroumboulopoulos starring = voices = narrated = theme music… …   Wikipedia

  • The Hour Glass (album) — Infobox Album Name = The Hour Glass Type = Studio Artist = The Hour Glass Released = October 1967 Recorded = June August 1967 Genre = Soul, Rock and Roll, Pop Length = 31:53 (1967 release) / 51:59 (1992 re release) Label = Liberty Records… …   Wikipedia

  • Band on the Run — For the title song from the album, see Band on the Run (song). Band on the Run Studio album by Paul McCartney & …   Wikipedia

  • Band of the Red Hand — In the The Wheel of Time series of fantasy fiction books by the late Robert Jordan, the Band of the Red Hand is a military group named after a legendary band of heroes who died in the defense of Manetheren.HistoryThe story of Manetheren (… …   Wikipedia

  • Band of the Fighting Irish — CollegeMarchingBandInfoBox bandname=Band of the Fighting Irish logo= school=University of Notre Dame location=Notre Dame, IN conference=Independent founded=1842 director=Dr. Ken Dye members=Over 380 uniform=Blue pants, a white and blue shako hat… …   Wikipedia

  • The Hour Glass (compilation) — Infobox Album Name = The Hour Glass Type = Compilation Artist = The Hour Glass Released = 1973 Recorded = June 1967 February 1968 Genre = Soul, Rock and Roll, Blues, Pop Length = 65:44 Label = United Artists Records Producer = Dallas Smith… …   Wikipedia

  • The End of the Hour — Infobox Album Name = The End of the Hour Type = Album Longtype = Artist = Paths of Possession Released = October 16th, 2007 Recorded = Mana Recording Studios Genre = Melodic death metal Length = Label = Metal Blade Producer = Erik Rutan Reviews …   Wikipedia

  • The Hour of the Pig (film) — Infobox Film name = The Hour of the Pig image size = caption = American theatrical release poster director = Leslie Megahey producer = David M. Thompson writer = Leslie Megahey starring = Colin Firth Ian Holm Donald Pleasance music = Alexandre… …   Wikipedia