Harris, Leon 1979-06-23

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Leon Harris, Lubbock advertising executive and first "Voice of the Going Band," reminisces about D. O. Wiley, second Texas Tech Band director.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Leon Harris

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Date: June 23, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jim Hansford

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Texas Tech Band, Joined (1937), Audition, "Prof" Wiley, Morning practices, Practice room, Textile Engineering building, Spring tour (1940), Novelty numbers, Narrations, U. S. Navy (1942-1945), Lubbock Texas, Texas Tech Band, First women, Scripting musical numbers, Marching formations, Cotton Bowl (January 1939), Dance steps, Leon Harris, Announcing (1946-1959), Joe Hadin, assistant director, University of Texas at El Paso, Band organization, D. O. Wiley, Discipline, Hospitality, High school recruiting, Uniforms, (end of tape too soft to be heard).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1937-1979

Bulk Dates: 1937-1959

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