TALLY-HO RECORDINGS AND VIDEO
- Contains BONUS Recording of '62 TH Performance of Camp Song -
Tally-Ho March: Three Recordings
#1- 1951 Performance by Tally-Ho Music Camp Band
This is a recording from a vinyl-78rpm record made under the baton of composer Frederick Fennell. It is believed to have been recorded by the 1951 Tally-Ho Band sometime during the week his new march was premiered at the Camp, July 30 - August 5. [ Appearing below is a copy of the premiere-night program (this program-copy is duplicated in the "Brochures and Concert Programs" section of this website), also a copy of the condensed score of the march later arranged by John Kinyon for the publisher Remick Music Corp. ] Although the fidelity is less than standards enjoyed today, the challenging rapid pace that the composer-maestro set for the band is "unmistakably Fennell!" [see FREDERICK FENNELL AT TALLY-HO MUSIC CAMP]. This recording takes 2:23 (minutes:seconds); in comparison, subsequent recordings made by campers in 1954 and 1962 (see immediately below) took 2:50 and 3:02, respectively.
#2- 1954 Performance by Tally-Ho Music Camp Band
This high-fidelity recording is from a record made at Tally-Ho during 1954. The conductor was Howard Marsh, who would later become Professor of Music Education at Fredonia (SUNY). It was recorded at the Camp during the week of July 19 - 25 [see BROCHURES AND CONCERT PROGRAMS]. The length of this recording is 2:50.
#3- 1962 Performance by Tally-Ho Music Camp Band
The third recording is from a vinyl 33rpm record made at Tally-Ho during 1962, and also has quality fidelity. The conductor was Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State College in Pennsylvania [see CONDUCTORS] . The Tally-Ho Band performed it during the final week of that season when he was director-in-residence, August 6 - 12. The length of this recording is 3:02.
Hi-Tech in the 1950s
Below are photos of equipment used to make recordings or films at Tally-Ho
Those look like Zildjian cymbals, but are recording disks of some kind.
Band Conductor Bertram Francis is facing the boy with a hand on his hip
Tally-Ho March: Condensed Score and 1951 Program
The Tally-Ho March was played by the Band this evening,
the First Performance
2006 Performance by Tally-Ho Music Camp Reunion Band
This video was taped and produced by former-camper Mike Wagner, owner of WildCard Productions, a video production company he operates in Miami, FL. Members of the Tally-Ho Reunion Band, under maestro-Martin, played the Camp's historic classic as though everyone had practiced the music every day since Camp ended. HUGE thanks to Susie for providing individual parts so all the Reunion instrumentalists could participate!
To create his marvelous final product, Mike combined video segments he took at the Reunion [see 2006 REUNION] with video-copied segments from two old 16mm color movies found by Doug Bradley, son of Fred and Dorotha Bradley [see FOUNDERS]. This video is a segment from part of a 40-minute DVD he produced as a fantastic souvenir for reunion attendees. Regarding the two movies, the silent film was shot in 1949 by someone unknown, while the sound movie was made in 1957 at Tally-Ho by a group of fathers of TH campers. The length of this recording is 2:20. Click here to save the file: Save File or click below to play the video.
Mike Wagner films the Reunion as former-campers visit the original Tally-Ho Music Camp grounds
Doug Bradley threads an old 16mm movie projector with 1949 & 1957 films
BONUS RECORDING ! ! !
Camp Song (Tally-Ho Campers' Traditional "Welcome Song")
This recording is also from the vinyl-33rpm record made by campers in 1962. An arrangement based on a composition by Harry Alford, it was musically adapted and given lyrics by Fred Bradley in 1950, when Tally-Ho Music Camp was going into Season #3. When Camp got underway, conductor Warren Shelley, composed and added the soon-to-become "signature" Obbligato. From then onward, the piece served as the opening number for every concert performed at Camp [see HISTORY]. The conductor of this performance was Robert Wadsworth. The length of this recording is 1:47.
Excerpt for Obbligato for Tally-Ho Camp Song
Record jacket for twin-33rpm recording by '62 Tally-Ho Campers