No identifications either. And it doesn’t seem right that such good looking horn players should be without names. I’m hoping someone will know who they are and when this was taken:
Bonus: Faithful reader Alan Shelby sends this great picture of sleek, healthy Italian cypresses in Charleston, South Carolina. Note that they seem to be growing out of little patches of dirt in the middle of a sidewalk rather than a heavily watered lawn.
That is not the horn section. That is the sax section.
I know but “horn section” sounds better!
“Woodwind section” also has a nice ring to it. You can bet that the photo was taken after 1965.
> after 1965
And before 1976, when those owl-tail uniforms were replaced by the uniform of a chambray shirt, denim vest with an owls logo, and an 8-section brimmed soft hat.
I suspect “horn section” was set as clickbait for horn players. It worked on me. But yes, that is a fine-looking sax section.
I hope they’re all married, because otherwise they would be engaging in premarital sax. Hahahaha!
Isn’t that what college is for?
Very interested to see what Grungy has to say about this. I don’t remember three African-Americans in one section ever in the MOB. I know there’s been a lot of discussion about the African-American experience at Rice, I just don’t remember the demographics of the MOB in the early 80s being that way. However, I know that in the 70s it was apparently common practice for non-Rice folks to play in the MOB. I wonder if those gentlemen were guests from TSU’s Ocean of Soul?
The three mostly-in-focus faces toward the left are vaguely familiar to me.
The hatted person in the foreground was in the dixieland band that played the third quarter of football games, while the rest of the band took a break. They were a subset of the general MOB membership.
I have no names for any of these faces, unfortunately, and I suspect that this if from “before my time”.