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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24841.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24841

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Transcript Postcard From France Wed. 2/25: We met at the band annex at 9 p.m. Kappa Kappa Psi (Band service Fraternity) loaded luggage onto buses in the rain. Left annex at 9:30 p.m. for Intercontinental Airport. A channel 11 camera crew was at the airport interviewing Mr. and Mrs. Mayes and taping our departure. Our flight, which was scheduled to depart at 11:59 p.m., was unable to leave until about 1:30 a.m. due to stormy weather. Thur. 2/26: Arrived in Nice, France around 7:30 p.m. (France time). Went directly to the Acropolis in downtown Nice where 26 band members rehearsed on stage for a television special to be aired world-wide, and rest of us rehearsed for a TV commercial (promo for the Mardi Gras festivities). We checked into the Plaza Hotel (across the street from the Mediterranean) around 10 p.m. The "26" did not get back until around 1 a.m. Fri. 2/27: Was a rough day for the 26 Acropolis people. They had to be at a rehearsal at the Acropolis at about 1 p.m. and had to remain there, in uniform, until their performance time at 8:30. They finally returned to the notel around 10:30 p.m. The "commercial people" had a free day to explore Nice until commercial taping time around 8:45 p.m. outside of the Acropolis. After the performances were done, all band members reunited and spent most of the night exploring Nice and strolling along the rocky beaches or the Riviera. Sat. 2/28: The morning was spent shopping, touring Nice, etc. Just after lunch, the entire band did an indoor concert which included traditional marching band tunes, jazz hits, Broadway tunes, the Cougar Dolls dancing to pop tunes, and a trombone player DuWayne Davis sinking 'Summertime." Mr. and Mrs. Mayes were honored and presented with trophies. Immediately following the concert, the drumline lined up outside the concert area and played some of their cadences. People crowded around the drummers and seemed to be very fascinated by their performance. It was almost as though the people had never seen a drumline. We marched in the "Parade of Lights" that evening which lasted about 2 hours. The streets of Nice were brilliantly lit with elaborate light configurations. Spectators either stood alone sidewalks guarded by policemen or sat in stands similar to those at a football stadium (quite unlike the Galveston Mardi Gras Parade). They enjoyed spraying Silly String on the performers or hitting them with squeaky plastic hammers. After the parade, band members, again, explored the nightlife in Nice. Sun. 3/1: We played an outdoor concert that morning much like the one on Saturday afternoon. The afternoon was spent marching in another parade. This time the band members were armed with Silly String and squeaky hammers ready to retaliate against hostile spectators (and each other). The rest of the day was free. Bebe Burns from Channel 2 News arrived mat evening with a cameraman. Mon. 3/2: The morning was spent touring Monaco and the afternoon was spent touring a perfume factory and a glass factory. Bebe and her cameraman tagged along. We had a dance that evening which Bebe and tne cameraman attended. Tue. 3/3: The morning was free to do last minute shopping, sightseeing, etc. Some visited a ship of the U.S. 6th Fleet. Tne afternoon and evening brought yet two more parades and one more brief concert whicn Bebe covered. Most of the band members stayed up all night getting a final look at Nice and the French Riviera. Wed. 3/4: Left Nice around 10 a.m. and arrived back at the band annex around 5:30 p.m. (Houston time). Most returned tired with sore feet and empty wallets but with a memory they will cherish for a lifetime. ?14