Director Frank Battisti, Manager J. Dills '71, Drill Master J. Olson
'71, Student Conductor J. Posner '71, Drum Major W. Westin '71.
Women are admitted to the Band! Their uniforms include black miniskirts.
At one banquet, the award for "fooling Mom" (getting away with not
quite full uniform) went to a woman who wore a blue miniskirt -- it
was so short that her jacket hid the entire offending piece of
clothing. The Chicago Seven are acquitted on riot changes.
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager K. Martin '73, Drill Master
R. Horn '72, Student Conductor D. Gaylin '72, Drum Major L.
Larmore '74. Thomas G. Everett arrives as new director of the
Band. Bangladesh secedes from Pakistan. Tom forms the Harvard
Jazz Band. The Concert Band plays a concert in conjunction with the
Princeton Band in Lincoln Center, New York.
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager K. Martin '73, Drill Master S.
Seicol '73, Student Conductor D. Herrington '73, Drum Major P.
Ramirez '74. Band gets coverage in Progressive Labor Party ("A
Revolutionary Communist Paper") for "supporting communism" in
halftime show. A brawl between the opposing bands breaks out at the
yale game. A break-in occurs at the Watergate Hotel. Band plays
United Fund concert. "The Stripper" is banned from hockey games
after one enthusiastic audience member takes it all off during a
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager S. Rainie '74, Drill Master
L. Johnson '74, Student Conductor T. Pedulla '75, Drum Major P.
Ramirez '74. Brown bandies, disguised as ABC sports producers,
steal the Drum with the unwitting aid of Sam Coppersmith, future
manager. The drum is recovered and Sam feels suitably sheepish.
Band plays Brown Band in hockey (and smashes them). Abortion rights
are established with Roe v. Wade. Marry Barry twirls baton during
football season. The Band plays at the world premiere of The
Paper Chase. ABC covers Band's Cornell halftime show (as Band
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager G. Russell '75, Drill Master
T. White '75, Student Conductor T. Pedulla '75, Drum Major D. White '75.
At the 55th Mom jumps out of cake on the 50-yard line. President
Nixon resigns. Peter Schickele, of P.D.Q. Bach fame, is commissioned
to write a work in honor of the 55th. Sam Palafian plays "Asleep in
the Deep" on the Big Tuba. Band plays on the ice at the yale hockey
game. Jazz Band tours Dominican Republic.
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager S. Coppersmith '76, Drill Master
J. Cronin '76, Student Conductor T. McGrath '76, Drum Major T. Barrette
'77. Band roster reaches 200; Harvard football team captures Ivy League
title. At Princeton show, audience sings Beethoven's
Ninth Symphony in German along with Harvard Band. Band
Endowment Fund is instituted. U.S. civilians are evacuated from
Saigon, marking the end of the Vietnam War.
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager R. McDonald '77, Drill Master
R. Minard '77, Student Conductor J. Barbash '78, Drum Major T.
Barrette '77. Band pulls "stunt of the century" when Stud Con
Barbash, dressed as Leonard Bernstein, lands a helicopter on the
50-yard line at the Brown game. Stadium audience believes he really
is Bernstein. yale steals the Drum before the Game. Carter
pardons draft dodgers. Band plays at Concord to commemorate
200th anniversary of Harvard's relocation during the revolution.
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager D. Glor '78, Drill Master T.
Russell '78, Student Conductor J. Barbash '78, Drum Major C. Vincent
'78. Elvis dies (?). Band gets stuck in traffic jam and is an hour
late to Harvard Club concert. Wind Ensemble plays at McGill University
in Montreal. Band plays for fencing matches, swim meets and field
hockey, as well as ice hockey and basketball. (Harvard beats top-ranked
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager S. Cohen '79, Drill Master E.
Harris '79, Student Conductor C. Kelly '80, Drum Major B. Shepard
'79. Part of the Band goes to Stanford with Harvard men's basketball
team. Band writes "Harvard" in script at Penn game. Camp David
Accord establishes peace between Egypt and Israel. Band plays
yale band in hockey (resulting in a tie).
Director Thomas G. Everett, Manager D. Wasserman '80, Drill Master
T. Cole '80, Student Conductor C. Kelly '80, Drum Major N. Gaudet
'80. Diane Wasserman becomes first woman to be named manager. Drum
Major Gaudet takes the field on a rearing white stallion for the
"Lone Ranger" show. Five hundred Iranians storm the U.S. embassy
in Tehran and hold hostages for 444 days.