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EPCHS Band History: 1950's


The Decade at a Glance

During the 1950’s the band performed at the football and basketball games, as well as at the spring and winter concerts. 1953 was the first year the band was formed into two bands. 1957 was the first year the band formed into three different bands. The three bands were: beginning band (14 members), intermediate band (18 members), and advanced band (35 members). 


Director- Mr. Robards
President- Jack Hinton
Vice President- Rick Underwood
Secretary/ Treasurer- Howard Lampe
Senior Representative- Glenn Warner
Junior Representative- Olen Spurgeon
Sophomore Representative- Elvin Works
Freshmen Representative- Ted DuBois
Band Information: The band consisted of around 60 members.


Director- Mr. Robards
President- Jack Hinton
Vice President- Elvin Works
Secretary- Joyce Gregory
Treasurer- Olen Surgeon
Senior Officer- Rick Underwood
Junior Officer- Roland Bowman
Sophomore Officer- Don Patter
Freshmen Officer- James Fletcher


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Adam Schneblin
Director of Bands | Conductor, Symphonic Band
309.694.8300 | [email protected]
1401 E. Washington Street, East Peoria, IL 61611

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