In 1950, Clemson had it’s biggest band yet with 94 members

The Concert Band, later to be known as the Symphonic Band, was officially organized in 1951 and made it’s first appearance before an audience of 2400 at the Clemson Christmas show sponsored by the Clemson College Band and Glee Club

In 1955, Clemson College was opened to a “civilian status,” it became a coeducational institution and Clemson's Tiger Band was formed with director Robert E. Lovett. The Department of Bands was created, as administered by the Office of Student Affairs


Hugh H. McGarity 1947 - 1954

Robert E. Lovett 1955 - 1959


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