The railroad didn't come through eastern Kentucky until the coal mines were developed around , and it took another 30 or 40 years to lay down roads along the local creeks. It was hard to get out, so they intermarried," says Dennis Stacy, a year-old coal miner and amateur genealogist who has filled a loose-leaf notebook with the laboriously traced blood lines of several local families. Penn State Nittany Lions football.
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Pompey previously served as an assistant instructor with University Bands at the University of Texas at Austin. He was involved in all creative and administrative aspects of the program, including work with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble and the Longhorn Band. He taught in the public schools of Alabama for seven years prior to moving to Texas. From to , the Blue Band was under the direction of O. Bundy received his undergraduate degree in music education from Penn State, then after receiving a master's degree from the University of Michigan, he returned to Penn State for his doctoral degree serving as assistant director under Dr.
In addition to conductor of the Blue Band, he teaches courses in conducting, marching band techniques, instrumental music education, and band literature. Bundy has the distinction of being the first director of the Blue Band that had previously marched in the band as a member, graduate or undergraduate.
An active guest conductor and adjudicator, Bundy has conducted ensembles and presented clinics throughout the eastern United States and Canada. On October 11, , the Blue Band's practice facility was dedicated in Bundy's honor and renamed the O. Richard Bundy Blue Band Building. The Blue Band is maintained in a large part by student officers who are elected by the band at the end of the season for the next season.
Officers control uniform assignment, the band finances, the music library, equipment set up and transfer, as well as maintaining the band's website. Officers also organize intramural sports, ticket raffles, and getting vital information to the section through list serve. The Penn State Blue Band has one drum major who is chosen in the spring prior to each band camp.
The drum major leads the band through warm-ups and fundamentals as well as instructing the band during rehearsals. Anderson for the season. Unfortunately, Anderson had to leave school for the Fall semester due to appendicitis, so the Flip didn't become a tradition until Currently, the Flip occurs twice under the current Blue Band pre-game drill.
In , the flip evolved from a back flip to the current forward flip. The number of drum major flips in the Blue Band pre-game has varied from 1 to 3 with the current number being 2. The Blue Band's most experienced and most talented members in each section are the guides section leaders. Guides help the section, especially rookies, learn the Penn State way of doing anything from marching to playing to specifics about each section such as how to hold your instrument.
The Band is divided up into about 60 squads, each with a squad leader. During halftime preparation, the squad leader is responsible for obtaining a copy of the halftime drill and teaching the other members of the squad how to read it, as well as assigning positions in the squad and coaching the squad during practices. Squad leaders are usually guides but in the lack of enough, especially in larger sections, the most experienced member of a squad is the squad leader. Tailgreat started 2 hours before kickoff.
In the time leading up to the start, music would be playing, sometimes early games were shown on the video board, concessions were open. After a short opening that would often include promotions of other Athletic Department teams or endeavors, the Blue Band would march in and play through their traditional "Pregame" show music, and then perform the music from that week's halftime show.
In between there would be some extra songs performed by the entire band, or sometimes just specific sections would perform fun little tunes. After the Blue Band's halftime show, the announcer would bring out the cheerleaders who would, along with the Blue Band, begin a short minute pep rally.
After the pep rally is done, the Blue Band would assemble up outside the Arena and march down Curtin Road to the stadium to get ready to go into the Stadium to perform. The decision remains unpopular to many fans who enjoyed seeing the Blue Band perform their halftime music and routines in a great sounding setting, while creating a very family-friendly environment for fans.
During the parade to the Bryce Jordan Center for Tailgreat, the parade from the center to Beaver Stadium , and the post-game parade from the stadium back to the Blue Band Building, the band marches to the percussion cadence, Parade Order. Each section of the band has their own set of chants and carefully choreographed motions. At one point, the trombone section performs " suicides " where the players alternate the positions of their horn between straight up and to the side, trumpets all hold their horns in a line parallel to the ground and do a wave , and the sousaphones do the "tail" in which the back of the band sousas essentially serpentine around each other, giving the band the appearance that it has a lions tail.
There are also full band motions such as during the beginning of the parade where the whole band jumps and high kicks with their right foot. Parade Order is the feature of the drumline's post-game performance, known as "Corner" or "Drumline Corner", which used to occur in the northwest corner of the stadium, but in recent years is performed on the yard line, after the Blue Band's post-game performance.
Each year, Parade Order is usually modified by one of the members of the drumline, and each week during "Corner" the break features an extended sketch rehearsed by the entire line previously, a "vocal" featuring a humorous phrase or pop culture reference appeared at this spot.
Other features of this performance include calling out the bass line "Here comes the bass! Parade Order is easily recognized due to its introduction, which features a lick that is similar to the beginning of the SCV cadence, "Electric Wheelchair. The Blue Band performs their variation of the "Big Ten March style" during every gameday performance.
In order to high-step march, Blue Band marchers must raise their thigh to be parallel with, extend their calf to be perpendicular to, and point the toe directly at the ground. This style, in contrast to typical drum-corps style marching, gives the band a very visual effect. Because the band performs this high-step, it enables them to perform certain moves that could not be done by low stepping.
The band begins their pregame performance with " Lion Fanfare and Downfield ". Next, the " Star Spangled Banner " is played, followed by the playing of the opponent's fight song.
The odds against it were incalculable, but Martin Fugate managed to find and marry a woman who carried the same recessive gene. Elizabeth Smith, apparently, was as pale-skinned as the mountain laurel that blooms every spring around the creek hollows.
Martin and Elizabeth set up housekeeping on the banks of Troublesome and began a family. Of their seven children, four were reported to be blue. The clan kept multiplying.
Fugates married other Fugates. Sometimes they married first cousins. And they married the people who lived closest to them, the Combses, Smiths, Ritchies, and Stacys.
All lived in isolation from the world, bunched in log cabins up and down the hollows, and so it was only natural that a boy married the girl next door, even if she had the same last name. It was hard to get out, so they intermarried," says Dennis Stacy, a year-old coal miner and amateur genealogist who has filled a loose-leaf notebook with the laboriously traced blood lines of several local families. Stacy counts Fugate blood in his own veins. The railroad didn't come through eastern Kentucky until the coal mines were developed around , and it took another 30 or 40 years to lay down roads along the local creeks.
Martin and Elizabeth Fugate's blue children multiplied in this natural isolation tank. The marriage of one of their blue boys, Zachariah, to his mother's sister triggered the line of succession that would result in the birth, more than years later, of Benjy Stacy. When Benjy was born with purple skin, his relatives told the perplexed doctors about his great grandmother Luna Fugate. One relative describes her as "blue all over," and another calls Luna "the bluest woman I ever saw.
Luna's father, Levy Fugate, was one of Zachariah Fugate's sons. Levy married a Ritchie girl and bought acres of rolling land along Ball Creek. The couple had eight children, including Luna. A fellow by the name of John E. Stacy courted her, married her, and moved over from Troublesome Creek to make a living in timber on her daddy's land.
Luna has been dead nearly 20 years now, but her widower survives. His two room log cabin sits in the middle of Laurel Fork Hollow. Luna is buried at the top of the hollow. Stacy's son has built a modern house next door, but the old logger won't hear of leaving the cabin he built with timber he personally cut and hewed for Luna and their 13 children.
Stacy recalls that his father-inlaw, Levy Fugate, was "part of the family that showed blue. All them old fellers way back then was blue. One of 'em I remember seeing him when I was just a boy Blue Anze, they called him. Most of them old people went by that name the blue Fugates. It run in that generation who lived up and down Ball [Creek]. The only thing Stacy can't or won't remember is that his wife Luna was blue. When asked ahout it, he shakes his head and stares steadfastly ahead.
It would be hard to doubt this gracious man except that you can't find another person who knew Luna who doesn't remember her as being blue. Her lips were as dark as a bruise. She was as blue a woman as I ever saw. Luna Stacy possessed the good health common to the blue people, bearing at least 13 children before she died at The clinic doctors only saw her a few times in her life and never for anything serious.
As coal mining and the railroads brought progress to Kentucky , the blue Fugates started moving out of their communities and marrying other people. The strain of inherited blue began to disappear as the recessive gene spread to families where it was unlikely to be paired with a similar gene.
Benjy Stacy is one of the last of the blue Fugates. With Fugate blood on both his mother's and his father's side, the boy could have received genes for the enzyme deficiency from either direction. Because the boy was intensely blue at birth but then recovered his normal skin tones, Benjy is assumed to have inherlted only one gene for the condition.
Such people tend to be very blue only at birth, probably because newborns normally have smaller amounts of diaphorase. The enzyme eventually builds to normal levels in most children and to almost normal levels in those like Benjy, who carry one gene.
Hilda Stacy nee Godsey is fiercely protective of her son. She gets upset at all the talk of inbreeding among the Fugates. One of the supermarket tabloids once sent a reporter to find out about the blue people, and she was distressed with his preoccupation with intermarriages.
She and her husband Alva have a strong sense of family. They sing in the Stacy Family Gospel Band and have provided their children with a beautiful home and a menagerie of pets, including horses. Cawein and his colleagues published their research on hereditary diaphorase deficiency in the Archives of Internal Medicine April, in He hasn't studied the condition for years.
Even so, Cawein still gets calls for advice. One came from a blue Flugate who'd joined the Army and been sent to Panama , where his son was born bright blue. Cawein advised giving the child methylene blue and not worrying about it. In this instance the reason for cyanosis was not methemoglobinemia but Rh incompatibility.
This information supplied by John Graves whose uncle was the father of the child. The doctor was recently approached by the producers of the television show "That's Incredible.
Cawein would have no part of it, and he related with glee the news that a film crew sent to Kentucky from Hollywood fled the "two mean dogs in every front yard" without any film.
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