A special note of thanks to the late Jean Thweatt Hand
(Messick '69), whose willingness to share her digital
transfers of Mr. Swayzee's old LP recordings originally made
this portion of the website possible. That's Jean on the far
right of the saxophone section!
And another special thanks to David Ryan (also a '69 Panther),
who went on to a distinguished career as a band director in
Thanks to David Ryan for
Following are links to recordings of the Messick band of our era.
LEFT click on the links to hear them play through your browser
(presuming you have the proper plugin).
RIGHT click on the links to save them to your computer. The files
are in mp3 format.