1958

RUTGERS 1958

Ladies and gentlemen, the Princeton University Band. Ladies and gentlemen, this afternoon the Princeton University Band presents its traditional opening-game show….a salute to the old and the new. First a farewell to the departing senior class. (Band forms ’59) Next, a welcome to Princeton’s 212th freshman class. (Band forms ’62) Today we revive an old tradition…A salute to the class which entered Princeton 50 years ago. The Band now honors the Class of 1912 with their own “1912 March.”  

COLGATE 1958

Ladies and gentlemen, the Princeton University Band presents….There You Are — the show that takes you into the past. We take you back to 1154 B.C. Two-hundred and thirty-six Greek soldiers slip through the gates of Troy, hidden in a huge wooden horse, to execute the succesful seige of Troy. There you are! “The Old Gray Mare” (Band forms horse) July twenty-sixth, nineteen fifty-six….President Nasser of Egypt seizes the Suez Canal. There you are! “The Sheik of Araby” (Band forms pyramid) April fourteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve. The S.S. Titanic, a new trans-Atlantic liner, sinks off the coast of Newfoundland on its maiden voyage. There you are! “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (Band forms ship, which sinks into water) Nine-hundred fifty-four B.C. A blind old man totters along a dusty road, groping his way. He is Oedipus, King of Thebes. There you are! “I Want a Girl” (Band forms heart) (Band marches off in twos, promenade style) 

YALE 1958

Ladies and gentlemen, the Princeton University Band presents a review of the motion picture industry in the modern era. One of the more successful types of motion pictures in recent years has been the war movie. The band now depicts “The Bridge on the River Kwai.” (Band forms bridge which disintegrates) Our next picture is a Nordic Western…”The Vikings.” This is the tale of a tribe of Norsemen who spend most of their time guzzling beer in a hide-away cave. Right now the men are returning from a raid. Band plays short Viking theme (Band forms beer mug)After the battle, up to the cave for a few beers. Band plays 8 bars of “Roll Out the Barrel”Back to the ships for another raid! Viking themeBack to the cave for some more beer! 8 bars of “Roll Out the Barrel”Just one more beer before the next battle. (Band forms B.B.) Another type of movie currently popular is the low-budget nature film. Only two ingredients are needed for this type of movie: Brigette Bardot and…. Our final picture is the widely acclaimed social saga of a small New England town: Peyton Place. (Band forms questions mark) 

PENN 1958

Ladies and gentlemen, the Princeton University Band presents “A Cram Course for Quiz Shows”….a series of interesting facts which may prove useful in preparing for an appearance on a T.V. quiz program. Our first category is biology. The lightest internal organ in the human body is the kidney, which weighs 5.3 ounces. However, it can increase to a weight of 15.7 ounces. (Band forms kidney) The next category is history. On October 8, 1871, a fire in Chicago Illinois, started by a cow kicking over a lantern in Mrs. O’Leary’s barn on 558 Dekoven Street, caused losses estimated at one-hundred and ninety-six million dollars. (Band forms lantern) In the category of sociology: In 1955 there were one-hundred and eighty-eight thousand, seven-hundred and thirty-two inmates in state and federal prisons in the United States. (Band forms cell) (Band forms block) Our last category is agriculture. In 1957 California led the United States in the production of wine, producing one-hundred and ten thousand barrels. “California, Here I Come” 

COLUMBIA 1958

(Band marches on to “Give My Regards to Broadway”) Ladies and gentlemen, the Princeton University Band presents a MUSICal review. We follow the Princeton tiger on a weekend trip to New York as expressed by hit show tunes of the past year. Friday night the tiger goes to see the hit show “The Music Man.” “Seventy-six Trombones” (Band forms trombone) Later in the evening we follow the tiger as he goes to his favorite hide-out in Greenwich village for some evening entertainment. “Hernando’s Hideaway” (Band forms keyhole) The following day the tiger returns to Old Nassau to spend a typical Princeton Saturday night. “Standing on the Corner” (Band forms face with horns) 

HARVARD 1958

(Band marches out in satellite formation) Ladies and gentlemen, the Princeton University Band presents a musical review of the news highlights of 1958. Throughout the year the news was dominated by the battle for control of outer space. Here comes a sputnik now. “How High the Moon” A new era of naval warfare was ushered in when the United States announced the successful cruises of several atomic-powered submarines. The Band now depicts one such submarine attempting to break through the ice at the North Pole. “Sitting on Top of the World” (Band forms globe, tuba line near top as submarine) An important event on the international political scene was the friendship established between Russia’s Kruschev and Communist China’s Mao Tse Tung. “Mutual Admiration Society” (Band forms heart) In 1958, as in all other recent years, Rock and Roll was always in the news. One of the new stars to appear was Jerry Lee Lewis. We tune in on Jerry Lee now as he serenades his beautiful 14-year old wife on his guitar. “Younger than Springtime” 

BROWN 1958

Ladies and gentlemen: the Princeton University Band presents (fanfare) Believe It or Don’t! June Sigafoos is the world’s fattest female. June weighs over four thousand pounds. “June is Busting Out All Over” (Band forms scale)June Sigafoos is a hippopotamus. Rodney Renefrew, the man on the flying trapeze, once jumped from a height of four hundred feet into a bucket of water only one foot deep. “Man on the Flying Trapeze” (Band forms trapeze)Rodney only did this trick once. Rudy Shmenk ascended Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the United States, in the fastest time every recorded, performing the feat in two hours, twenty six minutes, and forty-three seconds. “There’s a Long, Long Trail” (Band forms mountain)Unfortunately, Rudy’s record was disallowed because he walked on his hands. Sam and Oliver Pennypacker, performing in a small cage, once fought off seven wild tigers with their hands tied behind their backs. After several minutes, however, the tigers loosened their bonds and quickly devoured the two men. “Tiger Rag” (Band forms cage) 

CORNELL 1958

Ladies and gentlemen: the Princeton University Band presents (fanfare) Believe It or Don’t! (fanfare) The Band will depict through song and formation a series of startline facts. Be sure to listen for the conclusion of each sequence at the end of the song. June Sigafoos is the world’s fattest female. June weighs over four thousand pounds. “June is Busting Out All Over” (Band forms scale)June Sigafoos is a hippopotamus. Rodney Renefrew, the man on the flying trapeze, once jumped from a height of four hundred feet into a bucket of water only one foot deep. “Man on the Flying Trapeze” (Band forms trapeze) Band plays scale, with bass drum “boom” at end.Rodney only did this trick once. Rudy Shmenk ascended Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the United States, in the fastest time every recorded, performing the feat in two hours, twenty six minutes, and forty-three seconds. “There’s a Long, Long Trail” (Band forms mountain)Unfortunately, Rudy’s record was disallowed because he walked on his hands. Sam and Oliver Pennypacker, performing in a small cage, once fought off seven wild tigers with their hands tied behind their backs. After several minutes, however, the tigers loosened their bonds and quickly devoured the two men. “Tiger Rag” (Band forms cage) 

DARTMOUTH 1958

Ladies and gentlemen, the Princeton University Band presents…. A Salute to the South. One of the highlights of any year in the South is the Kentucky Derby. We take you to Churchill Downs, outside the track, where thousands of racing fans gather nervously, downing their mint juleps before the big race. (Band forms mint julep) And now, let’s go inside for the big race. Ladies and gentlemen, the 84th running running of the Kentucky Derby. (Band forms oval)  (Band forms bomb) No salute to the South is complete without a tribute to that great southerner, Eli Whitney, who went down in history for his famous statement: “Get your cottin-pickin’ hands off my gin.” (Band forms bottle) The Princeton University Band closes its 1958 season by saluting the many alumni present at today’s game with Sousa’s march: “The Thunderer.” “The Thunderer”