Guide to the Wilkes Central Marching Band Collection, circa 1985

Summary Information

Title: Wilkes Central Marching Band Collection, circa 1985
Collection: AC.389
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Wilkes Central Marching Band Collection consists of one untitled document which a band booster created as satire to assist Band Director Michael Matheny with having Wilkes Central High School Marching Band be selected to participate in the Rose Bowl Parade.

Creator: Wilkes Central Marching Band

Biographical/Historical Note

Wilkes Central High School, located in Moravian Falls, North Carolina, was formed in 1953 from a merger of Wilkesboro High School and North Wilkesboro High School. Under the direction of Michael Matheny, the Wilkes Central Marching Band participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the St. Petersburg parade.

Scope and Contents

This document was created to add humor to the Wilkes Central Marching Eagle Band's attempt to be selected to march in the Rose Bowl parade. It also illustrates the self-deprecating humor characteristic. It was modified from a humorous bank document, ca. mid-1970.


This collection is housed in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Kathy Staley donated this document to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in December 2007. Its accession number is AC.2007.027. It was opened to the public in December 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, December 2007; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, December 2007

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.389: Wilkes Central Marching Band Collection of Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 Document, circa 1985  Folder 1