Artist: JP Jonas & The MCCDC Band JP Jonas
Title: MCCDC Shuffle
Composer/
Arranger:
John P. Jonas
Recorded: Quantico, Virginia – circa 1985
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-----Original Message-----
From: William Sweeney
Sent: Wed, February 7, 2007 5:12 pm
To: Doug LaPoint
Subject: RE: Requesting Contact

Wow did that bring back memories. I remember the rehersals and premier for that piece. As it happens, I have a photo that contains most of the performers (attached). This is a low res scan of a slightly abused photo. I’ll send a good one later. I’m Horn player in the background.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug LaPoint
Sent: Wed, February 7, 2007 4:51 pm
To: Bill Sweeney
Subject: RE: Requesting Contact

I may have heard your name from Jonas, though I haven’t seen him or talked to him too much recently. I will be getting together with Kowitz and some others in the Minneapolis area in a couple of weeks.

Here's a little gem that you are probably familiar with:
http://3mafband.lapoint.net/audio/mccdc_shuffle/

Doug

 

-----Original Message-----
From: William Sweeney
Sent: Wed, February 7, 2007 10:18 am
To: Doug LaPoint
Subject: RE: Requesting Contact

Doug,

I was on the Training Support staff at the SOM from around 1978 to 1981 but I was in the Army at the time but was closer with the Navy and Marine Elements than my own since I reported up through them. I left the Army and enlisted in the USMC in 1984 and was stationed at Quantico. I recognized several faces in the pictures posted on the site but the two I remember most were John Jonas and Kris Kowitz.

It looked like most of the QMB rotated over there shortly after I was discharged.

I’m hoping to find a couple of others like my CO Capt. R.P. Myers and the Inst. Repairman who’s name escapes me right now but I heard he also ended up on the rock shortly after I left.

Thanks.

Bill

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug LaPoint
Sent: Wed, February 7, 2007 9:56 am
To: Bill Sweeney
Subject: Re: Requesting Contact

Bill,

Your name sounds familiar. I might have known you at the school.

Who is it that you’d like to get in contact with?

Doug

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Sweeney
Sent: Wed, February 7, 2007 8:15 am
To: Doug LaPoint
Subject: Re: Requesting Contact

I don’t belong on your list but have friends on the list I wouldn’t mind hearing from if they remember me:

Bill Sweeney French Horn

School of Music

Quantico Marine Band until a motor cycle accident ended my career at 14 years (1987)