1961

RUTGERS 1961

(Band enters to “Cannon Song”) Ladies and gentlemen. this afternoon the Princeton University Band wishes to pay tribute to its founder, Mr. Arthur H. “Rag” Osborn of the class of 1907, by playing his familiar composition, “Princeton’s Sons.” “Princeton’s Sons” (Band forms ’07’) In keeping with its opening game tradition, the Band now salutes Princeton’s 215th freshman class. “Baby Face” Finally, the Band pays tribute to those men who compose Princeton’s 215th senior class. (Band forms ’65’) 

BROWN 1961

(Band enters to “Cannon Song”) Ladies and gentlemen, this afternoon the Princeton University Band presents four of its favorite stunts. One of New York’s leading television personalities has recently visited a major spot of international tension. With camera in hand and foot in mouth, he has done his best to raise the morale of U.S. forces in Berlin. We salute you, Mr. Under Par. “When Johnny Comes Comes Marching Home” (Band forms ‘JP’) We take you now to Washington, D.C., where Miss Sadie Quackenbush of the Daily Blat has just conclude an interview with President Kennedy. It is reported that, in answering her queries about his accomplishments in Laos, Cuba and Berlin, Greenback Jack stated: “Blowing Bubbles” (Band forms question mark) Not too long ago, Mr. Yuri Gagarin made his unprecedented flight in outer space. We take you now to Moscow where we hear Ivan Slobovich of Pravda asking the cosmonaut what the most difficult phase of confinement in such a satellite for more than 30 hours seems to be. Mr. Gagarin answered without hesitation: “I Want A Girl” (Band forms satellite) Forming a straight arrow on the field, the Band recalls the stereotype of the “typical” Brown undergraduate as set forth by the recent motion picture, “Where the Boys Are.” “Tea for Two” (Band forms arrow) 

COLUMBIA 1961

(Band enters to “Give My Regards to Broadway”) Ladies and gentlemen, this afternoon the Princeton University Band pays tribute to New York, the city that always makes the headlines. One of New York’s leading television personalities has recently visited a major spot of international tension. With camera in hand and foot in mouth, he has done his best to raise the morale of U.S. forces in Berlin. We salute you, Mr. Under Par. “When Johnny Comes Comes Marching Home” (Band forms JP) Next the Band repeats some advice apparently given to New York’s superintendent of schools, Mr. John Theobold. “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (Band forms rowboat) (Band forms M) After his 15th of the 1961 season, in which he hit home run #59, Roger Marris was overheard as he muttered: “Heart” It is reported that folks passing Gracie Mansion during the late summer periodically saw a knight in pure white armor issue forth and peer into trash cans in his crusade to “clean up the city.” “Saints” (Band forms shield) 

CORNELL 1961

(Band enters to “Give My Regards to Broadway”) Ladies and gentlemen, this afternoon the Princeton University Band looks closely at the Ivy Scene. In forming an amorphous blob on the field, the Band pays tribute to the Big Red Band from Cornell. “Hokey Pokey” (Band forms blob) Recently, certain members of Yale’s fraternal organizations were heard to sadly lament: “We Ain’t Got Barrel of Money” (Band forms ‘$’) When questioned about the abundance of Harvard men in his administration, President Kennedy simply stated: “Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here” (Band forms Capitol Building) After staying in a Dartmouth frat house with her date for one hour and nine minutes after the woman rule becomes effective, an eager young miss was heard to remark: (Band forms clock) 

PENN 1961

(Band enters to “Going Back”) Ladies and gentlemen, the Princeton University Band invites you to sit back, enjoy your horizontal seats, and explore the fascinating pages of history. You Are There!!!!! Residents of Los Angeles, California, have become annoyed with the recent Soviet nuclear tests, especially since the radioactivity in the Greater Los Angeles area has shown a marked rise in the past weeks. When asked for views on the subject, average angelic Smedley Glurk replied: “Hot Time” (Band forms mushroom) We take you now to Washington, D.C., where Miss Sadie Quackenbush of the Daily Blat has just conclude an interview with President Kennedy. It is reported that, in answering her queries about his accomplishments in Laos, Cuba and Berlin, Greenback Jack stated: “Blowing Bubbles” (Band forms question mark) The Band now takes you to the small courthouse at Appomattox, Virginia. The date is 9 April, 1865. One of America’s greatest (sarcastic emphasis) leaders, General U.S. Grant, is questioned about his feelings at this, perhaps the greatest moment in his country’s history: “Little Brown Jug” (Band forms jug) Not too long ago, Mr. Yuri Gagarin made his unprecedented flight in outer space. We take you now to Moscow where we hear Ivan Slobovich of Pravda asking the cosmonaut what the most difficult phase of confinement in such a satellite for more than 30 hours seems to be. Mr. Gagarin answered without hesitation: “I Want A Girl” (Band forms satellite) 

HARVARD 1961

Ladies and gentlemen, this afternoon the Princeton Unversity Band pays tribute to Boston: its old and its new. Modern historians seem to agree upon the fact that it was Boston’s circular maze of streets that caused Paul Revere to begin his historic ride from the Charleston shore. As Mr. Revere stated in 1775: “Round and Round” (Band forms ballantine sign) Being among the oldest American cities, Boston has had many “firsts,” among which is the first recorded display of juvenile delinquency. One evening in 1773, several young sons of “proper Bostonians” cleverly disguised themselves and vandalized some ships in the harbor. “Tea for Two” (Band forms ‘T’) Returning to the present, the Band recalls and event that occurred early this year. When President Kennedy took office in January, a trauma gripped Harvard as her professors began to pack their bags and move to Washington. “Exodus” (Band forms the Capitol Building) When asked about Harvard in general, a young Radcliffe miss was heard to reply: “Lullaby of Birdland” (Band forms ‘H’) 

YALE 1961

(Band enters to “Cannon Song”) Ladies and gentlemen, this afternoon the Princeton University Band presents the saga of the Princeton date. As a freshman, Charlie Tiger is elated when his date (who is awestruck by Princeton and its environs) whispers tenderly: “Stranger in Paradise” (Band forms circle) During sophomore year, Charlie sees his femme fatale more often. Birds sing, bells chime, and she becomes……his girl. “Getting to Know You” (Band forms heart) Junior year is the time of greater responsibility and maturity. Charlie finds this to be true in women true. His poor heart is crushed when his girl sternly rebukes his romantic intentions by stating: “Love and Marriage” (Bandd forms crushed heart) At last Charlie’s inner conflicts are resolved. he is ever so much in love with that some little lady and, after a glorious houseparties weekend, Charlie is heard to exclaim: “I’m Getting Married in the Morning” (Band forms heart again) 

COLGATE & DARTMOUTH 1961

(Band enters to “Cannon Song”) Ladies and gentlemen, this afternoon the Princeton University Band presents The Princeton Scene. The average freshman, after his “hot-rodding” high school days, has a great change to make at Princeton. One freshman, upon the realization that he must leave his chrome pots and four-barrel carboureator at home, remarked dejectedly: “The Party’s Over” (Band forms car) In forming a “straight arrow” on the field, the Band attempts to elaborate on article one of the General Regulations of the university, which reads:
"All students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner becoming scholars and gentlemen."
“Tea for Two” (Band forms arrow) One of the most controversial of Princeton’s regulations has been that concerning the presence of women in the dormitories. The argument most frequently heard from undergraduates opposed to the eleven o’clock rule was that it would provide “too much time” for fraternization. This was countered very successfully however, by those who simply stated: “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” (Band forms question mark) The Band now pays tribute to one of Princeton’s newest ideas — horizontal football seating. With a hole in our pocketbook, a tear in our eye, and a crick in our neck, we honor the man without whom it could not have been possible. “Mickey Mouse” (Band forms ‘$’)