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City of Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission

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City of Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission

623-882-7530| http://goodyearaz.gov/government/departments-divisions-a-z/parks-recreation/arts-culture

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March 2018

Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women’s Military Bands during WW II – Goodyear

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Total Wine Classroom, 1416 N. Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, AZ 85395 United States
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The novelty of these bands—initially employed by the U.S. military to support bond drives—drew enough spectators for the bands to be placed on tour, raising money for the war and boosting morale. The women, once discharged at the war’s end, refused to fade into post-war domesticity. Instead, the strong bond fostered by youthful enthusiasm and the rare opportunity to serve in the military while making professional caliber music would come to last some 60 years. Based on interviews with over…

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