"On the Road" Anecdotes Requested

Update 9/4/08: The deadline from the publisher has been extended through November, so keep sending in your anecdotes!

We are asking for help with the Maryland Bands' centennial history book being published during the 2008-2009 academic year. The package will include 216 pages of centennial history, a 40-page Maryland Band Song Book, and a CD of school songs. We are currently developing the photo layout and narrative for the Wakefield/Sparks years, and the centennial celebration itself that will make up the last three chapters of the centennial history. This work is to be completed and to the publisher by Early Week — the last week this August (see update above).

We are asking for everyone to remember and comment on the many bowl games, away trips, international bands, and traveling bands the Terps has participated in since 1947 for a section of the centennial book called On The Road with the Maryland Band. A number of individuals have already contributed terrific anecdotes about these trips, but the fact is that we have nothing about more than half of all the bowl games (listed below).

But what we need urgently are anecdotes about your time in the Maryland Band and the away trips you were a part of. Please respond directly to me by e-mail at taylorrwt@verizon.net.

If you would like to contribute to the permanent Maryland Band Collection of the University Archive, please see our detailed post.

Bowl Game Anecdotes

We already have photos, anecdotes, programs, buttons, or articles listed [in brackets].

We have nothing for 12 of 21 bowl games.

1947 Gator Bowl
— Terps 20, Georgia 20
[article "The Bandless Bowl Game"]
1949 Gator Bowl
— Terps 20, Missouri 7
Band did not attend
1951 Sugar Bowl
— Terps 28, Tennessee 13
[program, articles, photo]
1953 Orange Bowl
— Terps 0, Oklahoma 7
First years of ACC UM Co-Champs, final national #1 ranking despite loss to Oklahoma
[program, article, anecdotes, photos]
1955 Orange Bowl
— Terps 6, Oklahoma 20
[programs, articles, anecdotes]
1973-12-28 Peach Bowl (Atlanta)
— Terps 16, Georgia 17
1974-12-16 Liberty Bowl (Memphis)
— Terps 3, Tennessee 7
1975-12-29 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville)
— Terps 13, Florida 0
1977-01-01 Cotton Bowl (Dallas)
— Terps 21, Houston 30
[anecdotes, photos]
1977-12-22 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham)
— Terps 17, Minnesota 7
1978-12-23 Sun Bowl (El Paso)
— Terps 0, Texas 42
1980-12-20 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando)
— Terps 20, Florida 35
[anecdotes, photos]
1982-12-25 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu)
— Terps 20, Washington 21
1983-12-17 Florida Citrus Bowl (Orlando)
— Terps 23, Tennessee 30
1984-12-22 Sun Bowl (El Paso)
— Terps 28, Tennessee 27
1985-12-21 Cherry Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
— Terps 35, Syracuse 18
1990-12-15 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
— Terps 34, Louisiana Tech 34
2002-01-02 Orange Bowl (Miami)
— Terps 23, Florida 56
2002-12-31 Peach Bowl (Atlanta)
— Terps 30, Tennessee 3
2004-01-01 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville)
— Terps 41, West Virginia 7
2006-12-29 Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando)
— Terps 24, Purdue 7
2007-12-28 Emerald Bowl (San Francisco)
— Terps 14, Oregon State 21
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FYI - The band did not the 1984 Sun Bowl nor did they attend the 1982 Aloha Bowl.

Phil - Did you really graduate from Maryland? Or is that CHAOS speak?