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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000593.txt from 2001/04

From: "Michael D. Moors" <mdmoors@-----.us>
Subj: Re: [kl] Revelli
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 08:00:39 -0400

Gene,

You obviously didn't see any of the Begian years at the U of Ill. He could
be more intimidating then Reveilli. He is still alive an kicking in
Hubbard Lake Michigan. A wealth of information on bands and their
development.

Mike Moors

At 12:36 AM 4/25/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Listers (and Roger Garrett) ---
>
>I was a member of the University of Illinois Concert Band from the Spring
>Semester of 1946 through the Spring Semester 1948 (when the money ran out).
>During this time the band was 90% or more ex-GI's. Based on the many
>stories that I have heard about Mr. Revelli's tactics, I have often wondered
>how his unprofessional actions would have been accepted by the University of
>Illinois GI's (V-12 Program) and ex-GI's.
>
>In my short career at the U of I, I played under the direction of Dr. Austin
>A. Harding, Dr. Clarence Sawhill and Dr. Mark Hindsley. I don't remember of
>any time that any of them raised their voices in anger, much less made
>personal attacks on members of the band. We treated our conductors with
>great respect and they treated us with respect. And without the "Revelli
>Intimidation Method", they produced a very good Concert Band.
>
>Roger, was Dr. Revelli teaching at the college level in the later 40's and
>early 50's when he would have faced the WWII veterans? If he did and used
>his well-known "methods" on them, I wonder what the results were.
>
>Just curious..................
>
>Gene Nibbelin
>
>
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