Finding Aid for Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band Records, 1966-2000 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Melissa Martinez, Ruth Ann Jones, Diane Hickey, and Noah Lenstra

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Collection Overview

Title: Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band Records, 1966-2000Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 48/3/5

Primary Creator: Medicare 7, 8 or 9 (1969-2000)

Other Creators: Perrino, Daniel J.

Extent: 11.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in four series:?  Series 1,Administrative correspondence, 1972-2001;?  Series 2, Publicity and Performance Records, c. 1966-2000; Series 3, Original Music Arrangements, c. 1966-2000; Series 4, Sound Recordings and Photographs, 1966-1999;?  Series 5: Audiovisual materials, c. 1969-1998 and Series 6 Dan Perrino personal papers, c. 1969-2001.?  Each series arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 06/16/2009

Subjects: Bands, Faculty Social Life, Jazz, Medicare 7, 8 or 9, Race Relations

Formats/Genres: Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Papers, Photographs, Sheet music, Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains correspondence, business records, band member rosters and travel itineraries, press releases and newspaper clippings, original music scores and parts, reel-to-reel and cassette sound recordings, photographs, concert programs and liner notes, ephemera, and Dan Perrino's Rolodex.?  The records and artifacts document the band's early formation and performances between 1966 and 2000 when Dan Perrino stepped down as the band's manager and director.?  Of particular interest are the records documenting the band's performances at the 1982 Liberty Bowl and 1984 Rose Bowl.

Biographical Note

The Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Dixieland Cooperative Band was formed by Dan Perrino during a period of unprecedented student unrest at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (UIUC) in 1969.?  Perrino, then Dean of Student Programs and Services and a former professor of music at UIUC, gathered together a group of faculty to play jazz in the student union to help ease the tensions between the campus' students and faculty.?  Perrino chose to have the band perform its first concert in the University's Illini Union South Lounge, a gathering place for activist-minded students, in order to provide a common music experience that the faculty and students alike could enjoy.?  Eventually the band was named Medicare 7, 8, or 9?  as a humorous reference to the wide range of its membership's ages and the diverse number of performers that frequently played for each concert.?  For over thirty years the band was recognized as a beloved community institution that played for alumni and campus events, community organizations throughout Illinois, Illinois governors, and nationally-televised football games.

Subject/Index Terms

Faculty Social Life
Medicare 7, 8 or 9
Race Relations

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Dan Perrino

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials:

John O'Connor Papers, 1968-1997 - 12/05/034

Medicare Records, 1968-2001 - 48/03/004

For more information please see

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative correspondence],
[Series 2: Promotional material],
[Series 3: Concert planning notes, contracts and financial records, 1970-1995],
[Series 4: Sheet music],
[Series 5: Audiovisual materials],
[Series 6: Dan Perrino faculty and personal papers, 1977-2000],

Series 4: Sheet musicAdd to your cart.
Comprised of the band's sheet music, usually arranged specifically for the band. Contains a variety of parts, but most often includes piano and saxophone parts. Organized alphabetically by title and undated.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Amazing GraceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: AmenAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: And the Lord SaidAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Battle Hymn (Of the Republic)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Come SundayAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Down by the RiversideAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Give Me that Old Time ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Gonna Build a MountainAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: He Gives me LoveAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: I Wish You LoveAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: I Shall Not be MovedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: In the GardenAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: It is No SecretAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Just a Closer Walk with TheeAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Kansas City Man BluesAdd to your cart.
Reprinted for program of Medicare's 20th anniversary concert at Krannert Center.
Folder 20: Lassus TromboneAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Let There be Peace on EarthAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: My man Demo/As Time Goes ByAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Mack the KnifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Maple LeafAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Midnight in MoscowAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Minnie the MermaidAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Original Dixieland One StepAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Porter's Love SongAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Put Your HandAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Rocky Mountain MoonAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Royal Garden BluesAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Sensation RagAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Shimmy as my Sister KateAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: ShineAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Si tu vois ma mereAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Sleepy Time Down SouthAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Snake RagAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Someday SweetheartAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Someday You'll be SorryAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Some of These Days - DemoAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: St. Louis Blues MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Joe Young-Gee Meyer, SugarAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Sweet SubstituteAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Swing Low, Sweet ChariotAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Take My Hand, Precious LordAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: What a Friend We Have in JesusAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: One-part pieces, A-ZAdd to your cart.
Pieces that have only one part, including the Calgary South Rotary Club Welcome Song, Tummy Aching Blues, A Kiss to Build a Dream On, Asleep in the Deep, Buddy Bolden Blues, Black and Blue, Begin the Beguine, Do Lord, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, Firefly, Georgia Camp Meeting, Gimme that Old Time Religion, Go Down Moses, Go Tell it On the Mountain, High Society - Clarinet Solo, His Sheep Am I, Ice Cream, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, If I Had My Way, I'm Alone Because I Love You, In the Wee Small Hours of A.M., It's Me It's Me O Lord, I've Found a New Baby, Jazz Me Blues, Jesus We Want to Meet, Just a Little While to Stay Here, Kumbayah, Last Night on the Back Porch, Let There Be Peace on Earth, Liberty Bowl Stomp, Limehouse Blues, Memphis Blues, Minnie the 'Mermaid,NULL Old Man Time, Old Rockin Chair's Got Me, Over the Waves, Panama, Petite Fleur, Prelude - Bach, Rock-a-my Soul, Rotary Smith, September Song - Kurt Weill, Shine on Harvest Moon, Sing a Song of Peace, Slappin that Bass, Sleepy Time Down South, Smile, Some of these Days, Someday You'll be Sorry, Someday Sweetheart, South, Special Intro to Bourbon Street, Sweethearts on Parade, 'Swonderful, Tail Great Theme, The Old Rugged Cross, Wang Wang Blues, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, When We Danced at the Mardi Gras, Whispering Hope, Wolverine Blues, Yellow Dog Blues.
Folder 49: Jazz for Children program notes and sheet music, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Published songbooks, 1926/1990Add to your cart.
Includes Illini Song Book (1926), Urbana Rotary Song Book (undated) and Fighting Illini Song Book (1990)
Box 12: Oversized sheet musicAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Oversized sheet music (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes Semper Fidelis, South Rampart, When Day is Done, Peace, Wholly Nite, Praises to Rotary
Folder 7: Oversized sheet music (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
The Lord is Listenin' To Ya', Hallelu! Includes all parts and full score, with multiple drafts.

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[Series 1: Administrative correspondence],
[Series 2: Promotional material],
[Series 3: Concert planning notes, contracts and financial records, 1970-1995],
[Series 4: Sheet music],
[Series 5: Audiovisual materials],
[Series 6: Dan Perrino faculty and personal papers, 1977-2000],

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