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Bismarck Junior College bagpipe band
Bismarck Junior College bagpipe band
TitleBismarck Junior College bagpipe band
Date of Original1956
DescriptionThis is page 59 of the 1956 Jay-Cee-An for Bismarck Junior College. The page features two photographs of the bagpipe band. The top-left photo shows the band standing with their drums on a staircase. In the bottom-left photograph the students stand with their bagpipes. In both photos the students wear band uniforms. The page also contains names of the band members as well as a description of the band's performances.
General SubjectColleges and universities
Subject (LCTGM)Band uniforms
Personal NameEly, Erv
Warming, Pat
Barrett, Vicky
Birch, Donna
Falconer, Harry
Bruhjell, Gayle
Wolff, Arlene
Arten, Janis
Otteson, Charles
Will, Oscar
Worle, Gene
Soule, Virgil
Organization NameBismarck Junior College
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Item NumberBS-78
Format of OriginalBooks
Dimensions of Original19.5 x 26.5 cm.
Transcription"ROW ONE: Erv Ely, Pat Warming, Vicky Barrett, Donna Birch. ROW TWO: Harry Falconer, Gayle Bruhjell, Arlene Wolff. ROW THREE: Janis Arten, Charles Otteson, Oscar Will. ROW FOUR: Mr. Kepler, Gene Worle, Virgil Soule."
"The only band of its kind in North Dakota, the Bagpipe Band was organized in 1948 by Mr. Clarion Larson. This group, under the direction of Mr. Harold Kepler made many performances throughout the year, such as Band Days at both Minot and Williston, Mandan Rodeo, Garrison's 50th Anniversary, Baron Ball Park, State Legion Convention, Memorial Day Parade, Elks Variety Show at Bismarck and Washburn, Grain Dealers Convention, home and road basketball games, and Western Class A Basketball Tournament. A soloist dancer, Mrs. Harry Mills, was featured along with a folk dance in which all members participated" --Printed on front of page.
NotesThis photograph was taken by a member of the Bismarck Junior College staff.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe bagpipe band of Bismarck Junior College traveled around and performed at many events. The bagpipe band was very unique in North Dakota. Bismarck State College had a bagpipe band on and off up to the 1990's. The band instructor at the time that the photos were taken really promoted the bagpipe band. In addition, his wife made all the uniforms seen in these photos.
Repository InstitutionBismarck State College Library Archives
Credit LineBismarck State College Library Archives (BS-78)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to Bismarck State College Library Archives.
Ordering InformationBismarck State College Library Archives Attn: Carolyn Twingley 1500 Edwards Avenue Bismarck, ND 58501 (701) 224-5503
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmBS78
Original Source1956 Jay-cee-an, p. 59
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