Brandon University Vinyl Record


Location: SJ McKee Archives, Brandon University

The Vinyl Record contains a recording of an Orchestra Concert performed by students of Brandon University’s School of Music.  The record likely contains polyvinyl chloride, which was the common element used to produce vinyl records in the 1970s. 

It was recorded in Winnipeg on November 4th, 1974, at the Playhouse Theatre, currently known as the Pantages Playhouse. Two concerts were held, the first in Brandon on the 1st of November 1974 to mark the 75th Anniversary of Brandon University, and the second in Winnipeg on the 4th of November 1974 to mark the 100th Anniversary of the city. The Orchestra Band was first organized in 1970 by William Gordon, who was its conductor during the 1970s.  

 The record represents an important moment in Brandon University School of Music’s history while concurrently highlighting the development of music recording.

Research and description by Onyinyechi Jerry E.