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Missing the late 70s and early 80s? We got your back! In honor of the ISB's 50th year anniversary, we are sending out monthly installments of throwback photos from each decade of the ISB. All leading to this year's Convention in Ithaca, June 5-10, 2017!  In this installment we're diving in to 1977-1987
Between 1977 and 1987 the ISB:
  • Held the ISB Summer Bass School at the University of Cincinnati from 1977-1981.
  • Supported the 1978 and 1982 Isle of Man International Competitions and Workshops in Great Britain.
  • Held the Zimmermann/Mingus Competition with classical and jazz divisions in Cincinnati in November, 1981.
  • Appointed Jeff Bradetich the Executive Director and Editor of the ISB in July, 1982.        
  • Changed the format of membership publication from newsletter to magazine. 
  • Held 1984, the ISB convention at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL.  Jeff Bradetich was Convention Chair.
  • Sponsored 1984 International Composition Contest.
  • Held 1986 ISB convention at the University of Texas at Austin, David Neubert was Convention Chair.
From the ISB Calendar '86: Jeff Bradetich - "Jeff Bradetich is the Executive Director of the ISB and Editor of the ISB magazine, He is Professor of bass at Northwestern University and concertizes on his 1767 Guadagnini" 
Check out these photos from the FIRST ISB Convention in 1984!!
Need a dose of humor?

The Bass Base of Amarillo; The penalty for students not practicing for Bass Base.  Inez Patterson and victim Kevin Waggoner (Bass World, Vol. IX, Issue I, Fall '82, p. 32).

Austin Convention '86!
Top Row: David Neubert (Convention Chair '86), Rufus Reid
Bottom Row: Harold Robinson, David Gage
(Bass World, Volume XIII, Issue I)
Hans Roelofsen and Rudolf Senn premiered Bottesini's Grand Duo Concertant's "original version" with the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam ( Bass World , Vol. XI, Issue III, Spring '85, p. 29).

Cover promoting the first ISB Convention held at Northwestern University in June '84 (Bass World, Volume X, Issue I)
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Catch us next month to relive, or for some discover, 1987-1997!!

Click here to learn about 1967-1977!