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  • To be organized FH, 10/15/1920, pg. 2.
  • Boost the band FH, 4/7/1922, pg. 7.
  • College band organizes FH, 11/3/1922, pg. 5.
  • Editorial calls for school band FH, 10/17/1924, pg. 4.
  • Students wanted FH, 3/6/1925, pg. 1.
  • Band revived under new leadership FH, 3/6/1925, pg. 1, 4.
  • Thirty register for college band FH, 4/3/1925, pg. 2.
  • Elects president FH, 10/2/ 1925, pg. 2.
  • Process of reorganization FH, 10/8/1926, pg. 2.
  • Melvin McCoule selected as bandmaster FH, 10/15/1926, pg. 1.
  • Makes first appearance at football game FH, 9/30/1927, pg. 3.
  • Appears in new uniform at Richmond game FH, 12/2/1927, pg. 6.
  • To cooperate with visiting teams FH, 2/24/1928, pg. 6.
  • Elects leader for spring FH, 3/23/1928, pg. 9.
  • Dance profit to be spent on band FH, 4/27/1928, pg. 2.
  • Disbands for lack of interest FH, 4/27/1928, pg. 4.
  • Makes first appearance FH, 9/28/1928, pg. 8.
  • To parade before Richmond game FH, 11/28/1928, pg. 10 (picture).
  • Not well organized FH, 3/1/1929, pg. 5.
  • Editorial: students would welcome concerts FH, 3/28/1929, pg. 4.
  • The Inquiring Reporter: most approve of after dinner concerts FH, 4/12/1929, pg. 5.
  • Newly formed sixty piece band to play at all games FH, 9/27/1929, pg. 7.
  • The Open Forum: band needed badly FH, 11/15/1929, pg. 5.
  • Editorial: needs band FH, 11/22/1929, pg. 4.
  • To play for Richmond football game FH, 11/27/1929, pg. 6.
  • Band will perform during Tech game FH, 10/17/1930, pg. 1.
  • Band has new uniforms FH, 11/7/1930, pg. 4.
  • Receives new uniforms FH, 11/14/1930, pg. 7.
  • Prepares for Richmond game FH, 11/26/1930, pg. 10.
  • To give concerts in February FH, 12/5/1930, pg. 10.
  • Professor Small writes pieces for the band FH, 12/12/1930, pg. 7.
  • To play in Norfolk FH, 10/27/1931, pg. 1.
  • Editorial: about the band FH, 10/27/1931, pg. 4.
  • To appear in Yorktown parade FH, 10/25/1932, pg. 2.
  • Parades in Smithfield, Va., in democratic rally, FH, 11/1/1932, pg. 1.
  • Trips prove successful FH, 12/6/1932, pg. 6.
  • To sponsor dance FH, 10/3/1933, pg. 7.
  • To play at Yorktown FH, 10/10/1933, pg. 1, 8.
  • Uses new formations FH, 10/31/1933, pg. 7.
  • Picture at Homecoming parade FH, 11/21/1933, pg. 2.
  • Elects officers FH, 4/17/1934, pg. 1, 2.
  • Band to play at Yorktown festival FH, 10/2/1934, pg. 5.
  • President Bryan entertains band to show appreciation FH, 12/4/1934, pg. 1.
  • To wear new outfit at Homecoming FH, 10/29/1935, pg. 2.
  • Makes first public appearance at Norfolk FH, 10/6/1936, pg. 1.
  • Organizes for the first time FH, 11/3/1936, pg. 1.
  • To add color to Thanksgiving game FH, 11/23/1937, pg. 1.
  • Musicians plan tour FH, 4/28/1938, pg. 1, 8.
  • Glee Clubs will present concert FH, 5/3/1938, pg. 2.
  • Glee Club, band concert broadcast FH, 5/10/1938, pg. 1, 2.
  • WRNL will broadcast dance band FH, 5/17/1938, pg. 1.
  • Dance band featured on broadcast FH, 11/8/1938, pg. 1.
  • Ramon Douse leads music units in concert FH, 12/6/1938, pg. 1.
  • College band concert under Douse baton FH, 3/12/1940, pg. 1.
  • College band well received FH, 3/19/1940, pg. 1.
  • Back from five state tour FH, 4/16/1940, pg. 1.
  • Ramon Douse leads W&M band for 4th year FH, 9/24/1940, pg. 1.
  • Dance band shows promise in 1940 debut FH, 10/1/1940, pg. 1, 6.
  • Plays for New Kent Willkie Club FH, 11/5/1940, pg. 2.
  • New officers elected to head band FH, 11/19/1940, pg. 6.
  • Continues in post season concert series FH, 12/10/1940, pg. 1.
  • Symphonic band on a four day Virginia tour FH, 4/15/1941, pg. 1.
  • Received enthusiastically by 6000 students FH, 4/22/1941, pg. 5.
  • Symphonic band to give second concert FH, 5/6/1941, pg. 1, 6.
  • Jam session to be held by dance band FH, 5/13/1941, pg. 1, 8.
  • Dance band gives last concert to wind up season FH, 5/20/1941, pg. 3.
  • Band smaller but shows promise FH, 9/30/1941, pg. 1.
  • Adds color at V.P.I. game FH, 10/14/1941, pg. 1.
  • Elects officers FH, 10/21/1941, pg. 1, 8.
  • To play at Peanut Festival FH, 10/28/1941, pg. 6.
  • To play for Red Cross parade FH, 11/4/1941, pg. 1.
  • To play important role in homecoming FH, 11/4/1941, pg. 8 (picture).
  • W&M swing set rehearses faithfully to improve band FH, 2/18/1942, pg. 1 (picture).
  • Concert planned FH, 4/29/1942, pg. 1.
  • George Heier new band president FH, 10/20/1942, pg. 5.
  • Student groups to give concert FH, 12/8/1942, pg. 1, 4.
  • Dance band review gives insight on W&M jivemen FH, 3/2/1943, pg. 6.
  • Cheering rocks Phi Bete at rally FH, 10/4/1944, pg. 7.
  • Student Colonials play for formal, informal dances FH, 2/7/1945, pg. 3.
  • Students join College band FH, 10/10/1945, pg. 6.
  • Stewart recruits members, rehearsals begin FH, 10/24/1945, pg. 1.
  • Student response to Jazz Band poor FH, 11/7/1945, pg. 7.
  • College band makes debut FH, 11/14/1945, pg. 1, 4.
  • Appears at homecoming game FH, 11/21/1945, pg. 1, 7.
  • College band may play for basketball games FH, 11/28/1945, pg. 4.
  • Signs up new talent FH, 1/16/1946, pg. 2.
  • Music groups register new students FH, 2/6/1946, pg. 3.
  • Music groups resume work FH, 2/13/1946, pg. 3.
  • Eleven join jazz band FH, 2/27/1946, pg. 3.
  • Shows proficiency in rendering sweet and swing FH, 3/6/1946, pg. 10.
  • College band plays at Junior Dance FH, 3/6/1946, pg. 1.
  • Needs more players FH, 10/1/1946, pg. 4.
  • Band naming contest to award prize FH, 10/8/1946, pg. 7.
  • Marching band in full regalia again FH, 10/15/1946, pg. 4 (picture).
  • Brick, Bass, Brann compose new majorette corps FH, 11/5/1946, pg. 6.
  • Seventeen members play in College band FH, 10/15/1946, pg. 8.
  • Dance band elects George Schultz new leader FH, 12/10/1946, pg. 1.
  • Second meeting announced FH, 9/30/1947, pg. 4.
  • Stewart announces future of bands FH, 10/14/1947, pg. 4.
  • Thirteen more members needed for marching band FH, 10/21/1947, pg. 7.
  • Tryouts scheduled FH, 10/7/1947, pg. 10.
  • Band rehearsals called FH, 9/28/1948, pg. 10.
  • Call issued for trumpet players FH, 10/5/1948, pg. 1.
  • Stewart announces post-football plans for band concerts FH, 10/26/1948, pg. 11.
  • Concert band complete organization FH, 11/9/1948, pg. 10.
  • Committee reports to co-op on list of needed improvements FH, 11/16/1948, pg. 3.
  • Pomfret suggests band receive $1500 FH, 2/15/1949, pg. 1.
  • Board grants support FH, 3/8/1949, pg. 1.
  • To present concert FH, 3/22/1949, pg .1.
  • Improvements promised FH, 9/20/1949, pg. 3, 12.
  • High stepping majorettes show form and dexterity FH, 10/11/1949, pg. 9 (picture).
  • To parade with ROTC FH, 11/29/1949, pg. 7.
  • Recognized after successful season FH, 2/21/1950, pg. 4.
  • To attend Apple Blossom Festival FH, 4/2/1950, pg. 3.
  • Marches, plays, wins prizes FH, 5/2/1950, pg. 1, 9.
  • Offers series of concerts FH, 5/9/1950, pg. 8, 10 (picture).
  • Concert scheduled in PBK FH, 5/16/1950, pg. 1.
  • Small, enthusiastic crowd hears good Concert FH, 5/23/1950, pg. 9.
  • New budget, equipment, majorettes FH, 9/19/1950, pg. 1, 4.
  • Adds members FH, 9/26/1950, pg. 3.
  • Three bands to add color at halftime FH, 10/3/1950, pg. 1.
  • Needs drummers FH, 10/10/1950, pg. 10.
  • To Compete in Tobacco Bowl FH, 10/10/1950, pg. 12.
  • Captures Parade second prize FH, 10/17/1950, pg. 1.
  • Plans halftime exhibition during UNC game FH, 10/24/1950, pg. 9.
  • W&M, NCS bands to play at Oyster Bowl FH, 11/20/1950, pg. 1.
  • Makes final appearance FH, 5/15/1951, pg. 1.
  • Adds fifteen freshmen FH, 9/25/1951, pg. 9.
  • To play in Tobacco Festival FH, 10/9/1951, pg. 1.
  • Takes honors in Tobacco parade FH, 10/16/1951, pg. 1.
  • Alan Stewart seeks musicians FH, 10/23/1951, pg. 9.
  • Meeting announced FH, 11/27/1951, pg. 7.
  • M. A. Quinto directs band FH, 9/16/1952, pg. 8.
  • Adds twenty freshmen FH, 9/23/1952, pg. 1.
  • New members sought FH, 9/30/1952, pg. 9.
  • Drills for Homecoming FH, 10/14/1952, pg. 4.
  • Marching in Richmond parade FH, 11/11/1952, pg. 7.
  • Hosts Band Day FH, 11/25/1952, pg. 4.
  • Quinto reorganizes band FH, 11/28/1952, pg. 12.
  • Discontinued? FH, 12/2/1952, pg. 2.
  • Quinto voices cause for band discontinuance FH, 12/9/1952, pg. 3.
  • Opens Colonial Festival FH, 5/5/1953, pg. 1.
  • Successful season predicted FH, 9/22/1953, pg. 8.
  • Credits Carl Varner with rejuvenating band FH, 10/6/1953, pg. 11 (picture).
  • Rehearsal date set FH, 11/17/1953, pg. 12.
  • Largest in History of the College FH, 10/5/1954, pg. 2.
  • College band plays at homecoming dance FH, 10/19/1954, pg. 1.
  • Prepares gala routines foe Homecoming FH, 11/9/1954, pg. 15 (picture).
  • Holds spring recital FH, 5/10/1955, pg. 4.
  • Prepares concerts at Matthew Whaley FH, 5/24/1955, pg. 1.
  • Practices musical skills for Homecoming game FH, 10/25/1955, pg. 14 (picture).
  • Charles Varner sets fast pace FH, 10/25/1955, pg. 15 (picture).
  • Plans opera, jazz concert FH, 3/27/1956, pg. 3.
  • Presents series of concerts FH, 5/18/1956, pg. 6.
  • Varner conducts Night Band concert FH, 5/15/1956, pg. 1.
  • Ends year with Sousa FH, 5/22/1956, pg. 1 (picture).
  • W&M, UVA combine for PBK Hall concert FH, 4/30/1957, pg. 8.
  • Concerts begin FH, 5/7/1957, pg. 8.
  • Concert features Sousa music FH, 5/21/1957, pg. 7.
  • New officers confer FH, 3/4/1958, pg. 11 (picture).
  • Concert band appears in new auditorium FH, 3/4/1958, pg. 11.
  • Presents concert FH, 3/11/1958, pg. 10.
  • Presents program in Phi Beta FH, 3/18/1958, pg. 6.
  • Crowd attends benefit concert FH, 3/25/1958, pg. 1.
  • Presents first in series of concerts FH, 5/6/1958, pg. 3.
  • Memorial concert features piano soloist William Tracy Russell FH, 4/14/1959, pg. 1.
  • Performs with chorus FH, 5/13/1958, pg. 12.
  • Successful year FH, 5/20/1958, pg. 7.
  • Offers final recital FH, 5/20/1958, pg. 7.
  • Nancy Read chosen head majorette FH, 3/24/1959, pg. 6 (picture).
  • Concert band presents Hibbard Program FH, 4/7/1959, pg. 2.
  • Departmental concert FH, 5/19/1959, pg. 18.
  • Complete busy year FH, 5/19/1959, pg. 8.
  • Concert band opens season FH, 4/12/1960, pg. 8.
  • Features noted composers in concert series FH, 5/3/1960, pg. 1.
  • Concert features famous composers FH, 5/10/1960, pg. 12.
  • Complete season FH, 5/17/1960, pg. 7, 18.
  • Presents concert FH, 5/17/1960, pg. 24 (picture).
  • Initiates season at Norfolk FH, 9/30/1960, pg. 2.
  • Plans New York trip WMN, 12/2/1960, pg. 6.
  • Majorettes hold tryouts FH, 4/14/1961, pg. 10.
  • Contributes proceeds to Carl Hibbard Fund FH, 4/14/1961, pg. 11.
  • Plays scholarship benefit FH, 4/20/1962, pg. 9.
  • Concert tours FH, 4/21/1961, pg. 10.
  • Four frosh Choosen to lead W&M band as majorettes FH, 4/28/1961, pg. 16 (picture).
  • Bad weather postponement of concert FH, 5/12/1961, pg. 3.
  • Gives final concert FH, 5/19/1961, pg. 21.
  • Twirlers commence tryouts, practice FH, 12/15/1961, pg. 10.
  • Plays scholarship benefit FH, 4/20/1962, pg. 9.
  • New majorettes chosen FH, 5/4/1962, pg. 9.
  • Concerts in Wren yard FH, 5/4/1962, pg. 12.
  • Presents varied program FH, 4/19/1963, pg. 3 (picture).
  • Presents fifth annual concert FH, 4/12/1963, pg. 12.
  • Holds weekly concert FH, 5/3/1963, pg. 1.
  • Outdoor concert FH, 5/10/1963, pg. 6.
  • Majorette squad adds twirlers FH, 5/10/1963, pg. 12 (picture).
  • Finishes with concert in courtyard FH, 5/17/1963, pg. 11.
  • Charles R. Varner, director drops “Dixie” from selections FH, 10/24/1969, pg. 2.
  • 1970 Carl Hibbard Memorial Concert given C, 4/23/1970, pg. 1; FH, 4/24/1970, pg. 4.
  • Concert band will present 1971 Carl Hibbard Memorial Concert C, 4/8/1971, pg. 5; CO, 4/13/1971, pg. 1; FH, 4/16/1971, pg. 4; CO, 4/20/1971, pg. 7.
  • Marching band very impressive in debut CO, 10/1/1971, pg. 1.
  • Presents 1972 Carl Hibbard Memorial Concert C, 4/19/1972, pg. 5; C, 4/27/1972, pg. 5.
  • Presents 1974 Carl Hibbard Memorial Concert WMN, 4/16/1974, pg. 1.
  • Spring Concert set WMN, 4/22/1975, pg. 3.
  • Review of Spring Concert FH, 5/2/1975, pg. 11.
  • Spring Concert to be given WMN, 3/23/1976, pg. 3; FH, 3/26/1976, pg. 12.
  • Review of Carl Hibbard Memorial Concert FH, 4/9/1976, pg. 12.
  • Summer band school concerts WMN, 6/14/1976, pg. 2.
  • Concert includes student work WMN, 3/29/1977, pg. 3.
  • Review of concert FH, 4/8/1977, pg. 19.
  • Summer band school – 25th year WMN, 6/14/1977, pg. 3; AG, Aug. 1977, pg. 3 (pictures).
  • Faces financial crisis AG, Aug. 1977, pg. 3.
  • Participates in Gov. Dalton’s Inaugural parade AG, Feb. 1978, pg. 5.
  • Fund-raising drive AG, March 1978, pg. 14.
  • Hibbard Memorial Concert FH, 3/24/1978, pg. 26; WMN, 3/28/1978, pg. 6.
  • Charles Varner honored WMN, 4/4/1978, pg. 3.
  • Performs WMN, 3/25/1980, pg. 3 (picture); FH, 3/28/1980, pg. 15.
  • New Uniforms WMN, 9/23/1980, pg. 4 (pictures).
  • Alumni help buy new uniforms AG, Oct. 1980, pg. 17 (picture).
  • Varner to Conduct Band in Annual Hibbard Concert WMN, 3/31/1981, pg. 4 (picture).
  • Concert Tickets WMN, 4/7/1981, pg. 1.
  • Performs Memorial Concert FH, 4/10/1981, pg. 23.
  • Band Concert set WMN, 3/23/1982, pg. 1; WMN, 3/30/1982, pg. 1 (picture).
  • Majorettes off to Annapolis WMN, 10/12/1982, pg. 1 (pictures).
  • Band selects program WMN, 3/22/1983, pg. 1; WMN, 3/29/1983, pg. 5 (picture).
  • Music department may split band FH, 11/2/1984, pg. 3.
  • Marching band very small; seeking members FH, 11/15/1985, pg. 9 (picture).
  • W&M Pep band seeking members FH, 1/17/1986, pg. 17.
  • Concert Band to perform WMN, 3/19/1986, pg. 4.
  • Practices FH, 9/5/1986, pg. 3 (picture).
  • Opens season with new style FH, 9/12/1986, pg. 10 (picture).
  • Concert band to give concert WMN, 4/15/1987, pg. 1.
  • Works toward greater recognition FH, 3/25/1988, pg. 9.
  • Prepares festive program WMN, 11/30/1988, pg. 1, 6.
  • Band to present spring concert WMN, 3/1/1989, pg. 3.
  • Concert Band to perform Dec. 7 in PBK WMN, 11/29/1989, pg. 3.
  • Laura Rexroth seeks to strike up the bands WMN, 10/10/1990, pg. 2 (picture).
  • Concert band opens season WMN, 11/28/1990, pg. 3 (picture).
  • Concert band to premiere work by Edgar Williams WMN, 4/10/1991, pg. 4.
  • Soloist Jonathan Noble is accomplished musician WMN, 4/10/1991, pg. 4 (picture).
  • Invited to Susan Constant launching WMN, 4/27/1991, pg. 4.
  • Laura Rexroth plans active schedule for College Bands WMN, 9/18/1991, pg. 4.
  • Concert band to perform with Bruton Parish choirs WMN, 10/16/1991, pg. 3.
  • Jazz ensemble brings back the Big Band Sound WMN, 10/23/1991, pg. 5.
  • Jazz ensemble to give concert WMN, 10/30/1991, pg. 3 (picture).
  • Concert Band to perform in PBK Hall WMN, 11/13/1991, pg. 5 (picture).
  • W&M Concert band performance WMN, 11/20/1991, pg. 3.
  • Band sponsors performance by MIT musicians WMN, 1/15/1992, pg. 3.
  • Members to attend symposium WMN, 2/5/1992, pg. 3 (picture).
  • Polished brass Quintet to perform WMN, 2/19/1992, pg. 3.
  • Concert set WMN, 2/26/1992, pg. 1.
  • W&M Drumline FH, 4/3/1992, pg. 16.
  • W&M Band Reunion planned AG, June 1992, pg. 17.
  • Marching Band FH, 8/21/1992, pg. 5 (picture).
  • Jazz ensemble entertains inauguration guests WMN, 10/21/1992, pg. 5 (picture).
  • Sponsors Continental Army Band ensemble WMN, 1/20/1993, pg. 1.
  • Jazz group to give benefit concert WMN, 1/27/1993, pg. 4.
  • Plans old-fashioned concert WMN, 4/4/1993, pg. 3.
  • Brass ensemble WMN, 4/14/1993, pg. 3.
  • Auditions FH, 8/20/1993, pg. 7.
  • W&M Jazz ensemble FH, 10/22/1993, pg. 17.
  • Jazz ensemble concert WMN, 10/28/1993, pg. 3.
  • Performances, workshops highlight band directors conference, symposium WMN, 2/9/1994, pg. 2.
  • Celebrates anniversary with concert FH, 2/18/1994, pg. 16.
  • Concert band celebrating 65th Anniversary with gala concert WMN, 2/23/1994, pg. 3.
  • Chamber winds set to dazzle Bruton Parish WMN, 4/20/1994, pg. 5.
  • Jammin’ to the innovative jazz of Inside out FH, 9/9/1994, pg. 9, 12.
  • W&M Jazz ensemble Fall show FH, 10/28/1994, pg. 19.
  • Ensemble plays period music FH, 3/24/1995, pg. 7, 9 (picture).
  • Jazz ensemble to perform WMN, 3/29/1995, pg. 8 (picture).
  • Concert band performs a wide array of musical styles FH, 4/14/1995, pg. 12.
  • CWA gives Concert Band $5000 gift WMN, 5/3/1995, pg. 2.
  • Invitation to Jazz Ensemble Concert WMN, 9/20/1995, pg. 1.
  • German Renaissance Concert FH, 11/3/1995, pg. 12.
  • Concert band presents concert FH, 11/17/1995, pg. 16.
  • Final Concert planned FH, 4/19/1996, pg. 18.
  • Jazz ensemble plays final concert FH, 4/19/1996, pg. 19.
  • Concert band plays ‘Pictures’ FH, 12/6/1996, pg. 7, 9.
  • Concert band performance benefits child care center WMN, 4/9/1997, pg. 8.
  • Concert band performs FH, 4/18/1997, pg. 9, 12.
  • Concert band plays that funky music FH, 4/25/1997, pg. 9.
  • Travels, plays in England FH, 2/19/1999, pg. 7, 11 (picture).
  • Pep Band seeks revival FH, 4/9/1999, pg. 5 (picture).
  • Ensemble features Ellington FH, 4/9/1999, pg. 7, 9 (picture).
  • New concert selections show Gershwinian influences over band FH, 4/23/1999, pg. 7 (picture).
  • Pep band takes on new look for 2000 FH, 12/3/1999, pg. 17, 18 (picture).
  • Concert band heads to the movies for latest pop concert FH, 2/18/2000, pg. 7, 9 (pictures).

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