Patrick Conway and his Famous Band exemplify the band music of the 1910’s. Their version of the popular song “Miss Vixen” is a particularly interesting piece. It’s a unique, yet simple song that showcases Conway’s mastery of his craft.
He leads his band in rousing rendition of the song, each instrument loud and clear, despite the limited technology of the time. This song in particular was written for the foxtrot, a new & popular dance at the time. In fact, it was invented in 1914, one year before Conway’s Band recorded this song. It’s a fast dance that goes along well with “Miss Vixen”’s energy. The dance, and big band music like that of Conway’s Band, matched the vibrant party culture that defined the 1910’s & 20’s.
My name is Ash and I am a junior/senior. I am majoring in Elementary Education and Writing Arts. I think that learning to write for a listener, as we are doing in this module, will really help me utilize modern technology and skills in my future classroom.