Keith Wander, my high school band teacher asked me to create a logo for his Jazz band. He actually wanted to use the old logo for a Moorhead State Jazz Band which I had created back in college but by now wasn't being used anymore. I couldn't remember it so he sent me a picture of an old jacket which had the mark (shown below).
As you can see, looking at early work can be a bit embarrassing... but I did like the concept. So, I created a new mark with the same idea that will be more legible and efficient.