Main Site Banner
About Shep Database Shep Music Timeline Store ACS Excelsior Excelsior
Show Summary
Summary

Memorial Day / Inside the orchestra
Airdate: Monday - May 30, 1966

WOR Show
Original Airing

First Line After Theme Ends
Oh you like that story, heh?
Show Description
Forest Fire PSA at top - "Next, the World of Jean Shepherd" - full open. Bad poem about a frog. Memorial Day Shep's shoulders are uneven from carrying a Kahn B flat tuba in parades. Corrects himself - a sousaphone is not a tuba. He was second-best High School player in state competition. He was given charge of a German silver mouthpiece for four years of HS. A sousaphone must be warmed up before playing. Secrets of the orchestra - people talk all through concert, unheard from audience. Many count off the rests, others blow spit on players around them. He mentions several all-state concerts he was involved with, one at the Grant Park bandshell, conducted by Dr. Frederick Stock. Ruth, star oboist, played entire solo with a split lip, like a boxer. Trumpet soloist William Tate had his trumpet crushed and had to play a borrowed instrument. Timpani player is doing Wagner solo when the drum head splits apart. Occupational hazards of music - green thumb from tuba ring, calluses, etc.
Notes
Smokey Bear promo full Palisades Amusement Park at end after theme
Commercials (All times approximate)
Sponsor Time Notes
Honda Motorcyles Fleischman
Rover 2000
STP Oil Treatment Mem. Day Indy 500 tie-in
Tar Gard
Music (All times approximate)
Stars and Stripes Forever
Engineer and Staff in Booth
Alf ?
Summary/Rating Credit
By: Max Schmid
Date: -
Rating: Not Rated
Instruments Played
Unknown
Related Plots and Story Lines Used
Airdate History ' - Original' date is earliest known broadcast)
More Ways To Hear or Buy It

Mass Backwards

Shep Catalog
The Best Source for Quality Jean Shepherd Audio

Found in the following set(s)