Cville Marching Band announcement

March 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Told Coogan about a week ago that I’d post this; only just now finding the time / space to do so:

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JJ // Mar 23, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Is there a date for this?

  • 2 JJ // Mar 23, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Nevermind, I guess I should direct my inquiries to Random Row.

  • 3 coogan // Mar 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    james– thanks much for posting this. my knowledge of the event is pretty fragmented, so if anyone can contribute any more info pplllzzzzz e-mail me.

    so ryan at random row got the above image faxed to him about two weeks ago. i’ve tried to track down big house traveling entertainment but apparently they went out of business in 1952. from what i’ve been able to gather, this guy mulloy was a popular marching band leader in the late forties/early fifties but kinda lost it when he was evicted for the construction of levittown. he dropped off the planet until a few years ago when the marching band phenomenon took up steam again under a more alternative concept (like Providence’s What Cheer? Brigade, Durham’s Caka!ak Thunder). one of the organizers of this marching band festival in cambridge called HONK! tracked him down in monterey (he’s the guy who gave me this background info) and gulloy’s been able to take his more conventional knowledge of marching band logistics and culture and work with the new younger generation of kids doing this kind of stuff. kinda like a john lee hooker story but with marching bands.

    so if people are interested in helping gulloy out stop by random row and talk to ryan. i’m a little dubious anything is going to come of this, but i think if it does happen it would be pretty rad.