We grew up during the time when ...

  • MHS --home of the tigers and "baby turkeys"
  • Instead of Breakfast at Tiffany's, we had breakfast at Floyd's and lunch at McDonald's.
  • How many of you had general admission tickets for Elton John as he opened with Funeral for a Friend and Love Lies Bleeding in Tuscaloosa?
  • We were entertained on the jukebox or eight-track stereo by Elton John, Jim Croce, The Eagles, Paul McCartney & Wings, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Chicago, Steely Dan, The Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Fleetwood Mac, and who could forget the popular "Betcha' By Golly Wow" that played during our lunchtime on that great new jukebox we enjoyed.
  • Patricia Hearst. 19-year-old daughter of publisher Randolph Heart, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
  • Richard M. Nixon resigned as 37th President of the United States.
  • Vice-President, Gerald R. Ford of Michgan was sworn in as the 38th President of the United States (the day after Nixon resigned).
  • A ceasefire was signed ending the involvement of American ground troops in the Vietnam War.
  • People Magazine was published for the very first time.
  • We enjoyed Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno, Young Frankenstein and The Godfather: Part II.
  • Penelope Cruz and Leonardo DiCaprio were born.
  • Ed Sullivan died.
  • The Captain & Tennille got married; Sonny and Cher divorced.
  • We watched Happy Days and Little House on the Prairie.
  • The Oakland A's won the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball.
  • Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR Championship.
  • Hank Aaron hit home run #715 breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record.
  • The Miami Dolphins won Super Bowl VIII over the Minnesota Vikings.
Original Minor High School

Original Minor High School

Dixie Jr. High School

Dixie Junior High School

Minor High School Band in 1974


Check out these multiple performances both on the field and in rehearsal and jazz band performances. Wait for it at the end .... a real favorite!


Band Memories

Alma Mater

Minor High All Praise to Thee

Praise to Thee in Word & Song,

Your Light Shall Always Be

A Beacon Clear & Strong.

We Will Always Work & Fight

To Uphold Thee in Thy Might,

We Will Guard Thy Name

And Uphold Thy Fame,