Arsers, Earl O 1971-07-20

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Earl Arsers, professional musician, tells of his career as a director and member of various school and professional bands from the Big Band era of the 1930s and 1940s to the 1960s. He also discusses the American federation of Musicians.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Earl O. (Pat) Arsers

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Date: July 20, 1971

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 35 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Family, Grandparents, Father, John Milden Arsers, Orphan from Italy, Mother, Hughes, Lion Springs, Iowa, Education, Arsers' first clarinet, Osage, Iowa, High school, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, College, Teaching school, Orchard, Iowa, Education, University of Minnesota, Band, Career, Band formed, Locations played, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana, Return to school, Vandercook College, Chicago, Illinois, Teaching school (again), Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, Stinton, Texas, High school band director, San Antonio, Texas, Harlandale High School, Alamo Heights Independent School District, Band director, Coordinator of music, Affiliations and honors, Texas Music Educators Association, Past Regional President, Texas Band Masters Association, Honorary doctorate, Southern College of Fine Arts (Houston, Texas), Professional positions held, Directorships, Bands, Symphonies, Radio, theater, Local orchestras, Bands played in, Rex Preis Orchestra, Preis' character, Band members and instruments named, American School Band Directors Association, Alamo Heights High School (again), American Federation of Musicians, Arsers' role, Membership, Numbers, Youth, Arsers' youth, Copying records, Father's opinions about music, Park bands, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota, Season schedule, Prevalence of live music, San Antonio's park performances, Rock music, Change, Anecdote, rock band, Anecdote, amplifiers, American Federation of Musicians (again), Strength, Black musicians, Successful integration, George Pryor, Previous officers, Mr. Webber, Mr. Patrillo, Trouble in Federation, Anecdote, attempted bribe

Range Dates: 1900s-1971

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1971


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