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Robert (Coach) Fleming was Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands, and Director of Marching Band from 1974-2002, Coach Fleming grew up in a music family playing the flute. He briefly taught in high school, before moving to the University

Robert (Coach) Fleming was Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands, and Director of Marching Band from 1974-2002, Coach Fleming grew up in a music family playing the flute. He briefly taught in high school, before moving to the University of Tennessee at Martin where he was band director for seven years. The interview touches on numerous topics and stories including winning the Sudler Trophy, performing at the 1991 Midwest Band Orchestra Clinic, conducting at Carnegie Hall, both ASU Rose Bowl appearance, etc. The interview ends with various discussions of the importance of the Band as a family

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2011-12-02
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    • Barry McNeill, Editor; John McIntosh, Camera; Roger Carter, Audio; Dave Scheatzle, Director; Brenda (Mama Coach) Fleming, Support; Linda Van Scoy, Chair Video History Project.
    • Picture Credits Aspinwall - Estately UT at Martin –: Linkedin Richard Strange – Obituary in Legacy George Umberson – ASURA Photo Gallery Eugene Lombardi - Obituary in Dignity Memorial Lattie Coor – AZHCC 2013 Legacy Award Winner Frank Kush – Obituary in azfamily Sudler Trophy – Sousa Foundation Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic – The Midwest Clinic Coach Guest Conducting Tempe HS Band –Dave Scheatzle’s Personal Collection John Zsechik – Neil A Kjos Music Company Pagliacci – Amazon digital music 1987 Rose Bowl Parade – Dave Scheatzle’s Personal Collection 1987 Rose Bowl – Dave Scheatzle’s Personal Collection Václav Nelhýbel – The University of Scranton Marching Band Mottoes – ASU Athletic Bands History Jim Hudson - ASU Now
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  • INTRODUCTIONS @ 00:00:19 PRE-ASU YEARS @ 00:01:29 1. Growing up in Aspinwall PA @ 00:0132 2. College thru University of Tennessee at Martin @ 00:08:07 3. Getting the name Coach @ 00:11:13 ASU STORIES / REFLECTIONS @ 00:16:33 4. Why ASU? @ 00:16:42 5. Early Impressions of ASU / Tempe / Gammage Auditorium @ 00:17:18 6. College / School of Music @ 00:20:54 7. Career Progression @ 00:23:52 8. Important People – Eugene Lombardi, Lattie Coor, Frank Kush, others @ 00:26:24 9. Changes to ASU @ 00:29:18 10. Advice to Young Students @ 00:33:01 BAND RELATED STORIES @ 00:34:01 11. Special Band Performances @ 00:34:07 a. The Sudler Trophy @ 00:35:04 b. 1991 Midwest Band Orchestra Clinic @ 00:37:09 c. Favorite Show @ 00:40:14 12. Other University Bands @ 00:43:09 a. University of Michigan – Rose Bowl 1987 @ 00:43:43 b. Ohio State University – Rose Bowl 1997 @ 00:44:37 c. Northwestern Louisiana State University @ 00:46:04 d. University of Texas @ 00:46:49 e. University of Arizona @ 00:47:27 13. Memories @ 00:48:19 a. Best ASU Football Games @ 00:48:33 b. Arrangement of Stars and Stripes @ 00:49:53 c. Conducting at Carnegie Hall @ 00:52:16 d. Marching Band Mottoes @ 00:53:14 e. Jim Creasman @ 00:55:25 14. Challenges @ 00:57:44 a. Financial @ 00:57:56 b. Athletic Department Respect @ 01:01:54 ASU BAND FAMILY @ 01:04:07 15. Raising Two Children @ 01:04:27 16. Extended Family @ 01:06:44 a. Fleming House Activities @ 01:06:53 b. Tutoring @ 01:11:19 c. Mama Coach @ 01:12:32 d. Student Success After Graduation @ 01:18:10 e. Band Marriages @ 01:22:02 f. Fear Reduction @ 01:24:13 17. Recruitment, Retention & Tradition @ 01:25:43 a. Recruitment @ 01:25:53 b. Retention @ 01:27:24 c. Tradition – Parents Night @ 01:31:36 WRAPPING UP @ 01:34:33

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    Fleming, Robert. Interview. 02 Dec. 2011. ASURA Video History Project. © Arizona Board of Regents. https://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.I.57453

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