1974 Azusa Aztec Marching Band

Fall 1973 – Spring 1974
Azusa High School Marching Band plays “King Karl King”, by Henry Fillmore in SCSBOA parade competition. The recording is from a reel to reel tape converted over the years to cassette then CD then mp3. The performance is from November, 1973 and the photo is of the band that season (though may not match the specific performance.

1973 - 1974 Azusa Aztec Marching Band

Seniors

Tracy
Mayfield
Brenner
Flute
Flute, French horn

Juniors

No Alumni Found

Sophomores

No Alumni Found

Freshman

Robin
Tucker
Kelly
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
 
 

1973 - 1974 Banners

 
 

1973 - 1974 Colorguard And Pageantry Core

Seniors

No Alumni Found

Juniors

No Alumni Found

Sophomores

No Alumni Found

Freshman

No Alumni Found
 
 

1973 - 1974 Little Tecs

Seniors

No Alumni Found

Juniors

No Alumni Found

Sophomores

No Alumni Found

Freshman

No Alumni Found
 
 

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Tracy Mayfield Brenner Azusa High 1974

 
 
In band from 1970 to 1974
I was in: Marching Band, Orchestra,
Other activities: Mixed Chorus, All School Musicals, Concert Choir, Aztec Singers, Songleader my Junior Year, Co-Captain of the Varsity Swim Team my senior year,
Instrument(s): Flute
I Sometimes play my instrument
I think it’s sad that no one’s posted anything here since 2004. What’s up with that?
I remember Freshman yr. Sophomore yr. Junior yr. Senior yr.
Director        
Drum Major        
March        
 
Horse Talk Instructor (in the Choir Room at lunch!) Anyone remember that? Making Ray Rayes go nuts because he couldn’t flare his nostrils! Reminding Paul Schlosser about how my brother Ross picked him up and put him in a trash can at lunch time once. When I was a Freshman in band, we had an upper classman that would teach us how to march. That person was assigned to us, and was responsible for us learning marching commands, and drill. My “Big Sister” when I was a freshman was Diane Ward. She was the first chair flute at the time, and the one of the piccolo players. She really helped me alot and I appreciated it. Years later, she started attending my church and i was able to tell her how much she helped me as a newbie in the band! When we were getting ready for National City, we would march out on Cerritos Ave. in the mornings during zero and first period. On one of these days the Seniors decided to pull a “senior prank” on all us lower classmen, and I remember standing at attention on the street while the seniors roamed through the ranks. They had eggs in their hands, and we all started looking very nervous, but, being the proud Aztec Bandsmen that were were, we didn’t dare move. All of a sudden I saw confetti eggs being smashed on peoples heads, and to my horror, I also saw raw eggs being smashed on people’s heads. Jim Cook, one of my brother’s good freinds, a trumpet player, a senior, walked up to me, smiling, and I thought to myself, “Oh good! It’s Jim, he’ll be nice and not smash a REAL egg on my head! It’ll be confetti, I can trust HIM!” NOT!!!!!! I got it with a raw egg right on the top of my head! Sad part was, I got permission to go home and wash the egg out of my hair, but I had to walk home because my mom wasn’t home! And then I had to walk back to school, and I think I got in trouble for taking so long to get back to school. DANG THAT JIM COOK! But! To this day, I still talk to him!
~ Tracy, Sat Aug 6 00:54:09 2005
See Ifyoucanguess Azusa High 1974

 
 
In band from 1970 to 1973
I was in: Marching Band, Orchestra,
Other activities: Student Government
Instrument(s): woodwind
I do not play my instrument
What talent? I was faking it.
I remember Freshman yr. Sophomore yr. Junior yr. Senior yr.
Director Al Clift Tom Jackson Tom Jackson  
Drum Major Jon Koenig Kip Decker? Rick Rivera? Rick Rivera? Randy Alva?  
March ??? ??? ???  
 
Hanging out at the bandroom. Partying with my friends (Dave Hart, Vern Eppard, Steve Kloster, Mike Kloster, Bruce Akin, et al) before, during and after games. NOT getting to wear our hats backward as we marched out of the stadium after a winning football game (because we did not win one, single homegame all the time I was in band), so I guess this is not a favorite memory but rather a depressing, painful reminder that even though band was great, the football team sucked. Getting to know several of the girls in Drill Team. Having my shoes get “failed” before a parade because I didn’t get them “white” enough. Having Mr. Jackson throw his baton at me in the middle of a piece because I was talking (it was fun making him blow up). Finally having someone, during my junior year, wear a uniform with a higher number than mine (the smallest uniform was #001 and the biggest was #100, I wore #99).
~ See, Thu Mar 18 16:09:37 2004
Tracy Mayfield Brenner Azusa High 1974

 
 
In band from 1970 to 1974
I was in: Marching Band, Orchestra,
Other activities: Mixed Chorus, Songleader, Aztec Singers, All School Musicals – Music Man, Oklahoma, Lil Abner
Instrument(s): Flute
I Sometimes play my instrument
Tell you what? About my instrument? Or about my experiences in band? Band was a blast, we were awesome, and yes, others have an opinion of their years in band, but, even though my years were from 70 to 74, the band was MOST awesome in the 60’s. Sorry guys, but it was, and there has never been a class or year that compares with the Aztec Marcing band under the direction of Ross Davis.
 
I remember Freshman yr. Sophomore yr. Junior yr. Senior yr.
Director Al Clift Tom Jackson Tom Jackson Tom Jackson
Drum Major Jon Koenig Rick Rivera Randy Alva Randy Alva
March Fairest of the Fair      
 
My favorite memory…….hmmmmmmmm, there are too many to tell here. I think it would be the pride I felt in being a part of a award winning band, and the pride I had in being a Azusa Aztec. There really is nothing to compare with the feeling one got marching down at the Pike in Long Beach, the drums thundering off the tall buildings, everyone marching thier best, people stopping and looking, hearing people say “There goes Azusa, they’re a really good band.” That was an era that now, is gone, because the Pike is gone, and unfortunately kids don’t get to experience that place. The Long Beach parade, the awards ceremony in the Long Beach Arena, the whole place filled with bands……….just too awesome. I know that field shows are the thing to do now, but you know, there’s something to be said for street marching too.
~ Tracy, Wed Aug 20 09:24:42 2003

 

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