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Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by PGOK » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:18 pm

I just picked up a double LP from eBay. I am no where near a turntable, so it will probably be a month or two before I can listen to it. I will list the tracks, but there is no indication who plays what. If there are announcements on the LP, I will update this later. My GUESS is two massed band (A&B) and the Honor Band.

My first Youth Band Festival was 1971 at the Shrine. Can any of you oldtimers (I was seven when this took place) add anything?



Back Cover:

The Youth Band Council of Southern California
Presents
The 8th Annual Youth Band Festival
in Hollywood Bowl

Howard Akers, Guest Conductor

The musical numbers were recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.....June 8, 1963 by the Century Recording Company.


GROUP A BANDS
Black Foresters Youth Band
City of Commerce Youth Band
Lakewood Pan American Youth Band
Manhattan Beach Youth Band
Montebello Police Band
Redondo Beach Youth Band
San Gabriel Mission Youth Band
The Original Society of Roaring Teens Youth Band
Torrance Junior Youth Band
Westchester Youth Band
West Valley Junior Band

GROUP B BANDS
Boys' Club Band of Pasadena
Claudhoppers Youth Band
Downey City Youth Band
Glendale Youth Band
Los Angeles Police Junior Band
Los Caballeros Youth Band
San Fernando Valley Youth Band
Son's Long Beach Junior Concert Band
South Gate City Youth Band
Torrance Area Youth Band
West Valley Youth Band
Whittier Elks Cavaliers


And Featuring
The 1963 All Southern California Youth Honor Band


The Youth Band Council of Southern California was organized in 1955 for the purpose of building character, and fostering and perpetuating acceptable goals for young band members through teamwork of rehearsing and performing together. The Council sponsors an annual Youth Band Adjudication which places participating Youth Bands in the A and B groupings for this program in the Hollywood Bowl, and presents numerous other activities, and provides many various services to its 38 member bands throughout the year.

DISKS:

SIDE 1
1. Fanfare-Akers
2. Youth Band Festival March-Akers
3. Mexican Overture-Isaac
4. Have a Little Fun-Bennett
5. Highlights from "South Pacific"-Rodgers-Hammerstein
6. Snow White Fantasy-arr. Herfurth

SIDE 2
1. The Blue and the Gray-Grundman
2. I Love You, California-arr. Yoder
3. Bandland Fiesta March-Akers
4. Highlights from "Wildcat"-Leigh-Coleman

SIDE 3
1. Shoutin' Liza Trombone-Fillmore
2. Lustspiel Overture-Keler Bela
3. Star Spangled Spectacular-Cacavas
4. California March-Akers
5. This is my Country-Raye-Jacobs

SIDE 4
1. On the Esplanade from "Bostonia Suite"-Brown-Akers
2. Poet and Peasant Overture-Suppe
3. American Salute-Gould
4. Stars and Stripes Forever-Sousa
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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by clarinetking » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:55 am

AWESOME. Get that converted to disc and I'll buy a copy. I'm pretty sure my brother was in the Downey City Youth Band at that time.
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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by Ryan H. Turner » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:26 pm

Well that would have been Walt Larsen's Boys' Club Pasadena Band. VERY cool!

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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by Fillydog » Tue May 11, 2010 3:31 pm

What.....no LBJCB in the youth band council then? Wow..... 8-)

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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by ValleyGirl » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:00 pm

OMG !! I just stumbled onto this site - having googled my old band name. (Let's see if someone can guess which one, based on my UserName.)

1963 was my first Youth Band Festival, at the Hollywood Bowl. Actually, in '63 I was in the "junior" band connected with that higher level group. The festivals started at the Shrine Auditorium the following year. I can't get to my band albums - too much clutter in the spare room - or I could possibly help with telling you which bands played on which sides. Also - doesn't that double album have small pictures of each band on the inside?

And - I don't recall the Long Beach Junior Concert Band at that '63 Hollywood Bowl concert. I don't even recall them at the '64 one at the Shrine. But I was a young teenager in those years, and can't remember everything after - OMG again - 47 years !!

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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by tvwayne1 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:29 am

PGOK wrote:I just picked up a double LP from eBay. I am no where near a turntable, so it will probably be a month or two before I can listen to it. I will list the tracks, but there is no indication who plays what. If there are announcements on the LP, I will update this later. My GUESS is two massed band (A&B) and the Honor Band.

My first Youth Band Festival was 1971 at the Shrine. Can any of you oldtimers (I was seven when this took place) add anything?



Back Cover:

The Youth Band Council of Southern California
Presents
The 8th Annual Youth Band Festival
in Hollywood Bowl

Howard Akers, Guest Conductor

The musical numbers were recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.....June 8, 1963 by the Century Recording Company.


GROUP A BANDS
Black Foresters Youth Band
City of Commerce Youth Band
Lakewood Pan American Youth Band
Manhattan Beach Youth Band
Montebello Police Band
Redondo Beach Youth Band
San Gabriel Mission Youth Band
The Original Society of Roaring Teens Youth Band
Torrance Junior Youth Band
Westchester Youth Band
West Valley Junior Band

GROUP B BANDS
Boys' Club Band of Pasadena
Claudhoppers Youth Band
Downey City Youth Band
Glendale Youth Band
Los Angeles Police Junior Band
Los Caballeros Youth Band
San Fernando Valley Youth Band
Son's Long Beach Junior Concert Band
South Gate City Youth Band
Torrance Area Youth Band
West Valley Youth Band
Whittier Elks Cavaliers


And Featuring
The 1963 All Southern California Youth Honor Band


The Youth Band Council of Southern California was organized in 1955 for the purpose of building character, and fostering and perpetuating acceptable goals for young band members through teamwork of rehearsing and performing together. The Council sponsors an annual Youth Band Adjudication which places participating Youth Bands in the A and B groupings for this program in the Hollywood Bowl, and presents numerous other activities, and provides many various services to its 38 member bands throughout the year.

DISKS:

SIDE 1
1. Fanfare-Akers
2. Youth Band Festival March-Akers
3. Mexican Overture-Isaac
4. Have a Little Fun-Bennett
5. Highlights from "South Pacific"-Rodgers-Hammerstein
6. Snow White Fantasy-arr. Herfurth

SIDE 2
1. The Blue and the Gray-Grundman
2. I Love You, California-arr. Yoder
3. Bandland Fiesta March-Akers
4. Highlights from "Wildcat"-Leigh-Coleman

SIDE 3
1. Shoutin' Liza Trombone-Fillmore
2. Lustspiel Overture-Keler Bela
3. Star Spangled Spectacular-Cacavas
4. California March-Akers
5. This is my Country-Raye-Jacobs

SIDE 4
1. On the Esplanade from "Bostonia Suite"-Brown-Akers
2. Poet and Peasant Overture-Suppe
3. American Salute-Gould
4. Stars and Stripes Forever-Sousa

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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by tvwayne1 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:30 am

To PGOK..regarding the Hollywood Bowl 1963 Youth Band Council album...did you ever transfer the material? If not, I can help. South Gate Youth Band alumnus from 1977-1984...would love to hear this album.

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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by lakewoodlover » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:19 am

I found your post while looking for my old band.
Sadly, I have no program from the event but I would love to hear the album.
Did you ever get it transferred to disk?

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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by stewartjames008 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:24 pm

May be this band can be Walt Larsen's Boys' Club Pasadena Band.As that time they where famous at that time and this which you mentioned is released by them surely.

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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by POLICEBAND1328 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:17 am

LAPD Jr youth Band AKA Police Band. I joined in 74 we were a Rag tag bunch of raggidy muffins but very good from all over the city we played every parade and park in the city. Officer Hoard was the director ... this is the first thing i have ever found. We did exist thk you all

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Re: Youth Band Festival 1963

Post by clarineted » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:00 pm

I was in the Pasadena Boy's Club Band and participated in the 1963 Youth Band Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. I and a few others from the band were selected to represent the band. I played first chair, first clarinet in the BC Band but was only good enough to be in the third clarinet section of the youth band. It was a great opportunity. BTW stewartjames008, Walt's last name is spelled Laursen. The pic of the BC Band from about this same year & my certificate. I was in the band from 7th to 9th grade. I can send the pic to anyone who wishes to have it. I too would really like a copy of that concert if it is available in any format.
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