|Object Name||Album, Record|
LP album (33 1/3 RPM) of the Elk Grove High School Jazz Band under the direction of Terry Blackley. The album, entitled "Concert Patterns," was a recording of an April 27, 1968 concert which was produced and published by Delta Records in May of 1968.
Includes the following five tracks on Side 1: I Wanna Be Your Man, Artistry in Bolero, Sam's Boogie, Hubscaps and Tail-Lights, 36 Heads. Side 2 includes the following four tracks: I Can't Stop Lovin' You, Blueberry Jam, Li'l Darlin', Watermelon Man.
|Collection||Elk Grove Historical Museum|
Elk Grove High School opened in 1966 with Terrence Blackley as the first band director who oversaw Beginning Band, Concert Band, and Marching Band. The Elk Grove Marching Band was the first organization at Elk Grove to win a trophy, which was presented to the band at the University of DuBuque, where they performed at half-time. The Marching Band also played at the local Peony Parades and at semi-professional football games. In 1968, the Elk Grove High School Stage Band, also known as the Jazz Band, recieved a Superior Rating at the Oak Lawn Stage Band Festival Contest on February 3, 1968.
Terry Blackley resided in Rolling Meadows and also taught part-time at Harper College. The album, "Concert Patterns," was sold for $4 as a fundraiser for the music department. In 1969, Douglas Peterson took over for Blackley as band director.