Darrel Andrews Scores and Other Material

Institution: Columbia College Chicago - Center for Black Music Research
618 South Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: (312) 369-7586
Date: -
Extent: 1.67 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Darrel Andrews is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. He earned a B.S. degree in Music Education at Southern University, started the band program at Carroll High School in Monroe, Louisiana, and remained there until retirement in 1979. Singer Ray Charles sponsored a recording session of seven of Andrews' tunes, and two tunes were recorded by Bobby "Blue" Bland. Later, Andrews received a Masters Degree in Music from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. During his 28 years as Band Director he wrote many original compositions which were used for half-time shows. He also supplied music for a drama entitled "Attica 7" dealing with prison reform, which was presented on the campus of Northeast Louisiana University. Andrews has written advertising jingles, and has been commissioned to write works for the Inter-City Row Modern Dance Company and the Marshall Symphony Orchestra. He belongs to the Piano Technicians Guild, Inc., and the Southern Songwriter's Guild, and is a Resident Artist in Music Composition with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Scope and Content Note:
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