Jeff deSeriere to Participate in “Pershing’s Own” Conducting Workshop

MM Candidate in Wind Conducting Jeff deSeriere is one of only six participants in The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Conducting Workshop with Col. Timothy Holtan and Dr. Jack Stamp. Jeff will study with both conductors and have the opportunity to conduct the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” “Pershing’s Own” is the Army’s premier musical organization and provides musical support for the leadership of the United States. It is stationed in Washington D.C.

Big Brown Music Machine Alumni Band Performs

The Big Brown Music Machine Alumni Band performed their annual show at the CSULB basketball game vs UCSB. The Big Brown Music Machine was CSULB’s marching band. Former Associate Band Director Gordon Norman was guest conductor. The band performed in the 1977 Rose Parade and at the 1980 Edinburgh Tattoo Festival.

The Big Brown Music Machine came to an end in 1990 when funding cuts led to disbanding the Long Beach State football program.