In 1964-1965, Bruce Zuckerman ’65 and Tony Aeck ’65 decided to make an audio time capsule of daily life at Deerfield Academy. They called it Sounds of Deerfield. The Archives houses the final vinyl product, but last spring Bruce and his brother Ken ’63 unearthed the original source material of over 100 ¼” audiotape masters and donated them to the Academy. There is plenty that did not make it on to the final version, including a Choate Rally speech by Mr. Boyden. Below is the transcript. We wish to extend a very special thank you to Bruce, Tony, and Ken, to Ed Flickinger ’65 for transferring the analog to digital, and to our own audiovisual whiz Sam Skillings for sound-editing this clip. Suggestions are welcome as to what Mr. Boyden is saying in that first sentence (see blank below). Enjoy, and Beat Choate! Listen to the rally : Mr-boyden-at-Choate-Rally-1964
Transcript Ned Post ’65 : The last speaker of the evening needs no introduction to you. Without his guidance, the games with Choate tomorrow would never be played. Mr. Boyden.
Mr. Boyden: Well fellas, this is quite a sight, to be ______ with our great tradition covering so many many years of association with Choate in so many different kinds of activities. Now we’ve always been noted for our spirit and support of the teams, and this tonight is one phase of our support of the team. Tomorrow we meet a traditional rival and every fella here is representing Deerfield. And they will be representing it also to a greater extent on the 21st. I hope everybody [makes?] sure that tomorrow we’ll carry on in the finest traditions of sportsmanship, which everybody expects from us and from all others in the schools with which we are associated. We oughta have a great day tomorrow, the teams are ready, I think we’re ready, so lets go.