LHS Band Video

Over the last month or so, I’ve been working on an archival project, putting all of my tape-based media on hard disk.

One of the gems I found was a VHS copy of the Lakewood High School Jazz Band and Wind Ensembles from 1989.

I’ve cut the video up so each song is a file, and they are presented in the order they were on the tape.

I’ve got a mullet in these videos. See if you can spot Jerry Wood and Andrew White!

1989 Lakewood Jazz Band


“When You Wish Upon A Star”


“A Warm Fuzzy”

“Take Five”

“Maiden Voyage”

The 1989 Lakewood Jazz Band consisted of:

Paul Dobson – Director of Bands
Lara Thurn – Flute
Kyle Martin – Sax
Waynona Ashby – Sax
Melody Fagg – Sax
Rewa Smith – Sax
Eland Wilson – Sax
Kevin Johns – Trumpet
Robert Starling – Trumpet
Jason Oliver – Trumpet
Shawn Milam – Trumpet
Jerry Wood – Trumpet
Jon Anderson – Trumpet
Abe Dowdell – Trombone
Will Foutz – Trombone
George “Wesley” Jenkins – Drums
Buddy Snider – Percussion
Courtney Silva – Bass Keyboard
Tom Ierna – Keyboard

1989 Lakewood Wind Ensemble

“Big Jeff”

“Concerto Grosso #12”

“Two Grainger Melodies”

The 1989 Lakewood Wind Ensemble consisted of:

Paul Dobson – Director of Bands
Will Foutz – Trombone
Lara Thurn – Flute
Larona Moorehead – Clarinet
Coleen Robertson – Flute
D. Young – ?
Stephan Moise – ?
Abe Dowdell – Trombone
Latasha Washington – Clarinet
Christine Brotchie – Flute
Julie Dobson – Clarinet
Lisa Dobson – Clarinet
Leslie Poston – Clarinet
Courtney Silva – Clarinet
Kristine Buser – Flute
Rewa Smith – Clarinet
J. Smith – ?
Eland Wilson – Sax/Student Director
Steve Webel – ?
Bart Mucerino – Tuba
Melina McCall – Flute
Matt Fisher – Trumpet
Andrew White – Flute
Anitra Landers – Clarinet
Monica Landers – ?
Jonti Phillips – Flute
Leah McRae – Flute
Monica McCausland – Oboe
Crystal Wooden – ?
Christine Buser – Flute
Waynona Ashby – Clarinet
Jon Anderson – Trumpet
K. Williams – ?
Kyle Martin – Sax
Yurshawn McCree – Clarinet
Yasmine Smythe – Flute
Jason Oliver – Trumpet
Kevin Johns – Tuba
Tom Ierna – Trumpet, French Horn
Brian Mendenhall – Sax
Stefan Mohr – Percussion (Xylophone)
Jerry Wood – Trumpet

This list is obviously incomplete. Camera coverage wasn’t available for the entire band. The yearbook from this year shows a list of people in marching band, but does not list the wind ensemble separately. There was a large cross-pollination between wind ensemble and marching band, but it wasn’t a 1:1 match. If you come upon this post and notice omissions or errors in the lists above, leave me corrections in the comments.

2 Comments to "LHS Band Video"
  • How about an entry on how you are doing the transfer? Firewire, Sony videocamera. ADS pyro, SVHS into god knows what? Are you saving the DV, compressing it, archiving as files or DVD or what? Others are doing the same thing and it is always fun to compare notes on the recipe.

  • Yacko,

    I’ll definitely do an article on the conversion process when I’m completely done.

    I have about 200 more tapes to go, including some Beta SP, Hi-8 and DVCAM, so there will be quite a bit of format-specific detail.


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