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Memorial Day / Inside the orchestra
Airdate: Monday - May 30, 1966

WOR Show
Original Airing

Show Description
Forest Fire PSA at top - "Next, the World of Jean Shepherd" - full open. Bad poem about a frog. Memorial Day Shep's shoulders are uneven from carrying a Kahn B flat tuba in parades. Corrects himself - a sousaphone is not a tuba. He was second-best High School player in state competition. He was given charge of a German silver mouthpiece for four years of HS. A sousaphone must be warmed up before playing. Secrets of the orchestra - people talk all through concert, unheard from audience. Many count off the rests, others blow spit on players around them. He mentions several all-state concerts he was involved with, one at the Grant Park bandshell, conducted by Dr. Frederick Stock. Ruth, star oboist, played entire solo with a split lip, like a boxer. Trumpet soloist William Tate had his trumpet crushed and had to play a borrowed instrument. Timpani player is doing Wagner solo when the drum head splits apart. Occupational hazards of music - green thumb from tuba ring, calluses, etc.
Smokey Bear promo full Palisades Amusement Park at end after theme
Commercials (All times approximate)
Sponsor Time Notes
Honda Motorcyles Fleischman
Rover 2000
STP Oil Treatment Mem. Day Indy 500 tie-in
Tar Gard
Music (All times approximate)
Stars and Stripes Forever
Engineer and Staff in Booth
Alf ?
Summary/Rating Credit
By: Max Schmid
Rating: Not Rated
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