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WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND REUNION 2018

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WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND REUNION 7 Oct 2016
WOMEN'S ARMYCORPS BAND CONCERT REUNION 25 Oct 2014
WOMEN'S ARMY CORP BAND CONCERT REUNION 2014 SING SING SING video
WOMENS ARMY CORPS BAND: THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 2014
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: In the Mood Video 2012 concert
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: In The Mood
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND REUNION OCT 2012: March Gloria
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND REUNION OCT 2010: Bandology
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND REUNION 2008: There's Nothing Like Dame
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: REUNION 2006: Instant Concert
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND REUNION 2004: Totem Pole March
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: Star Spangled Spectacular- 2006 reunion
WAC DOCUMENTRY: THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUMMER
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: WAC is a soldier too
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: Pallas Anthena March
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: Buglers Holiday
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: Meet the 14th WAC band (Dixieland Jamboree)
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND- Duty-Honor-Country
WOMEN'S Army Corps Band: Pledge of Allegiance with Ardyce Gregor
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: Promises Promises
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND :Caissons- Fort McClellan Wac center and school
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND : This is my country
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND THROUGH THE YEARS: The way we were
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: "DUTY" WAC veterans chapter 62 Honor Guard
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS: Ft Jackson SC: The National Emblem
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                                           Sister Sledge

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WAC BAND 2018 (Photo Cindy Green)

The United States 14th Women's Army Corps band reunion concert 5 October 2018. Once again the WAC Band continues to perform our military mission of morale and esprit de corps of the troops. This year 50 sisters came home and 44 played on the concert stage.

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                                           14th ARMY WAC BAND
                                             Attending not playing
                                    LTC Linda Crain Buckner  Commander
                                    Sylvia Greenstein- Baritone 401 WW2 Service Band
                                    MSG Tina Schafrik- Baritone
                                    Margie Ryheld Brown- Saxophone
                                    Ida Knight- Percussion
                                    Pat Kessler-Percussion
                                   

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                                                           IN MEMORY

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                                                1934-2018

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Mary Lu Leon, born in Fresno, California, passed away at Brookdale Assisted Living at age 83 in San Pablo, California, where she had been residing since January 27, 2018.

As a California resident for most of her life, Mary Lu lived her first seven years on a farm in Orange Cove with a large, loving, boisterous Lebanese family. About two dozen Arab families had settled in "Section 10" and she was surrounded by uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. She moved with her parents to Oakland in 1941. For the next ten years, she went to school and formed enduring friendships. With her friends Marilyn, Elinor, Janet, Roy, George and Joanne she formed a teenage show troupe and won a government contract to perform at the many military bases in the area. She enlisted in the Army in 1954 and played clarinet in the WAC band at Ft McClellan in Alabama; she took military flights everywhere in the United States; she earned a BA in Liberal Arts in 1959, an MA in English as a Foreign Language and a teaching credential in 1972 from San Francisco State University; she worked one summer at Yosemite National Park, beginning a life-long love for and involvement with the valley and the High Sierra; she married (twice) and had three children whom she loved devotedly: Sherri, Roger, and Kamala. She had one grand-son, Nicholas, and one great grandchild, Madelyn, whom she also adored. She taught high school English in Carmichael, Grass Valley, Hayward, San Francisco, San Mateo, Burlingame and Bakersfield and ESL to adults at Heald Business College in San Jose. International and domestic travel also occupied a good part of her life – starting in 1965, she traveled to Iran; thereafter, she and her daughter Kamala spent time in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Italy, England and France.

A published writer, she sold her first short story at age 29: "A Game of Chess", and embarked upon a continuous hobby of writing. She frequently contributed to "Guideposts" Magazine, with essays, stories, and jokes published in "Cosmopolitan", "Family Digest" and the "Saturday Evening Post". 2010 saw the publication of her first book, "Something to Love".

Mary Lu moved to Grass Valley in June, 1998, and thoroughly loved the area, delighting in the South Yuba River and the surrounding Sierra Foothills—she had taught at Nevada Union High School from 1960-61,found the community to be a delightful place, and always targeted retiring there after many wonderful years in San Francisco, San Leandro, and Oakland. She was a consummate chess player and managed over the past fifty years to find several diverse partners. The Senior Center in Grass Valley provided a place on Tuesday afternoons for her and other dedicated chess players. Although it would be easy to name Mary Lu's favorite movies: "Lawrence of Arabia", "Dr. Zhivago", and "Fanny", and her favorite foods: kibbeh, Arabic dolmas and Cirino's artichoke dip, it would be impossible to name her favorite family member or friend: there was more than enough love for all.

Mary Lu is survived by her three children: Sherri, Roger and Kamala, her grandson Nicholas and great grand-daughter Madelyn. A liturgy in her honor will take place June 15 at the 8:30 a.m. Mass of the Divine Savior Catholic Church at 9079 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, California.

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                                             EDITH EVLEYN KNOUFF
                                            13 Oct 1919- 25 Mar 2017
                                            WW2 Wac Band Trumpet player

Edith Knouff spent her early years were on a farm where she helped her Dad outdoors and her sister helped her Mom in the house. When WWII broke out she joined the army. She was trumpet player with a band during the war and preformed in a variety of venues, but mostly as part of a dance band to entertain the troops.When she talked of that time it sounded like she had a good time. After the war she used her GI Bill benefits and went to school to be come a teacher. Her early years of teaching were on American military basis in Europe. She loved to tell stories of her time in Europe. When she returned to the states it was not long before she and her friend Eunice came to Oregon where Eunice had family. They lived in Lake Oswego for years and were teachers. Edith went back to school to study library science and became a school librarian. After retirement she moved to Royal Villas and enjoyed many good years in her nice mobile home. In April of 2013 she moved to Hearthstone of Beaverton. A few months ago she moved again to a Holistic Care Home. 

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                                               MARY SUE DEBROSSE
                                              5 Mar 1938- 18 Jun 2011
                                                    WW2 WAC BAND

Debrosse, Mary, 73, Microfilm Service Duplicating owner, died Saturday. Services pending. Moore's Eastlawn. (Tulsa World)
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She was adopted by Phil and Fern Debrosse, graduated from Sapulpa High in 1956, joined the service in 1957, made her home in Tulsa, employed by Tulsa County until 1982, started her own business Microfilm Service Duplicating. 

Preceded in death by her parents.

Survived by her life partner, Loretta Pringer; brother Phil DeBrosse and his family and many friends.

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                                        MARTHA MEACHAM LUNGER
                                           7 Feb 1927- 27 Feb 2013
                                                WW2 WAC BAND

NORMAN — Martha "Martie" Meacham Lunger, 86, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at her home in Norman after a long illness.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Norman.

Martie was known for her compassion and commitment to the betterment of others through service and she exemplified that belief throughout her life, giving her time to her church, her country and her community. Her quick smile, bright eyes and helpful hands gave everyone who met her a sense of belonging.

Born Martha Rae Meacham, Feb. 7, 1927, Martie graduated in 1949 as Outstanding Female Student of the Year from OU, where her father, Edgar D. Meacham, was the dean of Arts & Sciences, and after whom Meacham Auditorium is named. After graduation, she worked as a flight attendant with American Airlines, leaving there to join the Women's Army Corp. (WAC). While in the military, Martie reached a height unparalleled by any female in the Army, serving as an aide for two three-star generals. She left her military career to become a full-time wife and mother of two sons. When she and Dick settled back in Norman in 1972, she served as a volunteer for St. John's Episcopal Church, as the director of volunteers for the Red Cross and as advisor to the Delta Gamma Sorority, which her mother, Ray Meacham, established at OU. She was also an active member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization for 50 years.

The PEO's goal is advancement of women through scholarships, grants and awards. In recognition for her service to the community, Martiewas awarded Norman's Volunteer of the Year. The Red Cross presented her with the its highest award, the Clara Barton Volunteer Medal, which recognizes meritorious service in a volunteer leadership position. She received the Order of the Rose from Delta Gamma Sorority, which is given to alumnae who excelled on the national and international level. And St. John's Episcopal Church commissioned a plaque which hangs in the church Sacristy in recognition of Martie's 30 years as directress of the Alter Guild and her long-standing commitment and service to the church.

Martie was in and of herself "… a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky."

Martie leaves behind her husband of 58 years, Col. Raymond R. Lunger; their sons Ray (JoLynn) and Jay (Pamela); four grandchildren, Kristin (Justin), Kyle, Jason and Adam (Jacquelyn); and a great-granddaughter, Ava. In addition to her immediate family, Martie leaves behind many other family members and friends who were truly blessed by her love and support.


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         IN MEMORY OF TWO VERY SPECIAL MEMBERS OF THE WAC BAND

                                                 

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                                                           RICK ARLEDGE
                                                     19 Nov 1952- 19 Apr 2018






Mr. Ricky Arledge, age 65 of Southside formerly of Jacksonville passed away on April 19, 2018. 

A memorial visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Chapel on Tuesday April 24, 2018 from 1 to 3 P.M. Ricky, also known as “Rick Montana” to the many that he entertained, lived a full and creative life. 

A published author, independent filmmaker and lover of music- 
he was happiest with a guitar in his hands and used his many talents to captivate those around him. 

Many will know him from the time he devoted to the local American Legion, ACW Wrestling and Calhoun County Fair. 

He leaves behind; His loving wife, Genni. Son, Richard (Wife, Sandra). 
Grandson, Liam. Mother, Sue Hill. Brothers, Mark 
and Barry Hill. 

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                                                     LOUIE FEAZELL
                                                         2 Mar 1932- 4 Sept 2018


Mr. Louie F. Feazell 86 of Saks passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at his home.
Born in Anniston on March 2, 1932, Louie was a graduate of Alexandria High School and attended the University of Alabama before joining the US 
Army.

 Louie was an outstanding athlete in high school, playing football, baseball and basketball at Alexandria High School. While at Alabama Louie was a walk-on member of the Crimson Tide for 2 years under coach Jennings B "Ears" Whitworth. Louie was an avid and very talented golfer all his life, winning several local golf tournaments.

Louie served 3 years active duty in the US Army, including a tour of duty in Korea and 30 years in the US Army Reserves. For 60 years, Louie was a high school football referee. During that time, he also officiated high school baseball, basketball and was a sideline official for JSU football.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Opal Feazell, brother Doy Feazell and sister, Martel Turner.
He is survived by his wife of almost 35 years, Kay Feazell, stepsons Vincent Taylor of Spring, TX, Roger Taylor of Harrison Michigan, Keith Huddleston of Tuscaloosa, AL and Tim Huddleston of Jacksonville, AL, several nieces and nephews. Additionally, he is survived by four persons very special to him he considered his "adopted" grandchildren, Will and Zane Barbao, both of Oxford, and Kiara Funderburk and Niyana Adair both of Saks.
Louie donated his body to the UAB School of Medicine for medical research.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life to be announced in the near future.
The family would like to express a very special thanks to the Alacare Home Health & Hospice nurses who cared for Louie in his final days.
Louie absolutely loved snow leopards, an endangered species. So, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Snow Leopards Trust (
snowleopard.org), the league for Animal Welfare or Alacare Hospice.

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IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE WITH THEIR SISTERS THIS YEAR, YOU WERE MISSED

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                                       MSG BERNICE GOLDSTEIN- Conductor

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                              SP5 ROBERT DELANO- Saxophone

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                                                         1SG THERESE KERBEY

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THANK  YOU WAC BAND AND FRIENDS WHO SHARED YOUR PHOTO'S AND VIDEOS

Carol Bazarn Spencer
Cindy Green
Helen Gillespie
Laurie Searle
Linda Shelton
SGM Denise Shelton


 SPECIAL THANK YOU TO SGM DENISE SHELTON  AND CINDY GREEN FOR PRODUCING THE CONCERT DVD AND MUSIC RECORDING

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                                               SGM DENISE SHELTON
                                          US ARMY RESERVE
                         RECENT GRAD OF  THE US SGM ACADEMY
                                         FORT BLISS TEXAS
                                                   2019

 Denise  has never been a 14th WAC band member, she has been a important  supporter for many reunions with video taping the concerts and producing  the music played by the band. For those of us who can not attend these reunions, it is nice  to see it on video .

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                                       THE 14th ARMYWAC BAND IS IN THE HOUSE
                                                           Jacksonville AL

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                                THE BANQUET  AND MIXER                            

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Barbara Lush

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Gail Belmont- Starrn Wise- Jennie Pace- Ann Fox

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LENNY ANDERSON

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                                  BAND REHERSAL  AT THE HAMPTON INN

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HELEN GILLESPIE & JAN LARSON

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CAROL JENSEN & KAREN SYVERSON

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KAREN SYVERSON

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                                PRESENTATIONS AND QUILTS OF HONOR
                                            Founder Gail Belmont

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                   BAND REHERSAL  AT THE  WAC MEMORIAL  CHAPEL

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KAREN EKBERG- DEB DALHMAN- CHERYL WASON

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DEBORAH KIEWI DAVIS & GAIL BELMONT

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JAN LARSON

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JEANNE PACE

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                                                  CONCERT NIGHT

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 MAJ Peggy Long- CSM Helen Johnston- 1SG Molly Edwards- MSG Carol Bongers

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                                                              CONDUCTOR
                                                CWO5  Jennie Pace
                                                    US ARMY RET

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                                              FLUTES

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 Jan Richards Larson- Pat Waldlington- Laura Conant- Doolores Madden-Ward- Marye Campbell Boggs

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                                               CLARINETS

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NannyEllen Rue Morris- Laure Everette Searle-Carol Bazan Spencer-Joy Boyd Bodner- Diane Otto Watson- Joy Berley- Leigh Plumbley Altman- Julia Heller Oliver

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                                               TRUMPETS

Gail Belmont-Lenore Anderson- Blanton-Deb Kiewa-Davis- Maureen Hayes- Starann Wise.

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                                                     TUBA



 Helen Gillespie- Dr Johanna Ross Hersey- Pat Zuelke

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                                                           SAXOPHONES

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 Karen Nichol- Karen Ekberg- Deb Dalhman- Cheryl Wason

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                                                               OBOE

                                                       Nancy Mustard

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                                                           BASSOON

                                               Genni Grover-Arledge

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                                               FRENCH HORNS

 Marti Pearl-Clark- Ann Logan Crossland- Deb Scharf

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                                                         PERSCUSSION

 Shirley Coates- Austin- Ann Fox- Barb Lush- Julie Plummer- Della Coates- Tuggle- Linda Shelton

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                                                         TROMBONES

SGM  Beth Hammer- Susie Holm-  1SG Dixie Jensen- Jennie Trotnow-Katherine Wolowicz- Camps

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                                                          EUPHONIUM

                                          Carol Jensen- Lori Lawrence

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                                                            KEYBOARD

                                                            Jan Larson

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                                                               GUITAR
                                                             
                                                         Karen Syverson

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The fort, the band and the WAC have since closed up shop, but  CWO5 Pace's career continued through 43 years of active-duty service. Recognized as the longest-tenured female warrant officer and the last former member of the WAC on active duty, she retired in a Friday afternoon ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, where she served as bandmaster for the 1st Calvary Division Band.

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                                              ANNOUNCER/   MC
                                              SFC Karen Syverson
                                                  US Army ret

We are a band family of sisters  and members of the WAC family, ladies and Gentlemen ''WE ARE THE WOMENS ARMY CORPS BAND''

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                                   SONG OF THE WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS
                                            WAC IS A SOLDIER TOO
                                        Written  by Ruby Jean Douglas
                                           Arranged by Phillip Lange
                          
                                                    Performed by
                                    the 14th Women's Army Corps Band 

Song of the Women’s Army Corps

If the task at hand is an Army command
And the deadline is zero hour,
If the way is rough and the odds are tough
And the need is for all out power,
And if everyday brings a challenge your way,
No matter what the score,
Count the mission won, for the job will be done
By the WOMEN’S ARMY CORPS!

Pallas Athene, Goddess of Victory
History tells your story brave,
And our own Statue of Liberty,
Shows what we’ve sworn to save!

Shout the word around, let the echo resound
On every distant shore,
Whether peace or war, there’s a need evermore,
For the WOMEN’S ARMY CORPS!!

All you soldier men, keep on fighting to win,
For the WAC is in back of you.
If a plane you fly, keep it flying high,
For the WAC is in back of you.
Spread the news around that we're victory bound
With our hearts we pledge anew,
That our flag shall wave o'er the home o' the brave,
And the WAC is in back of you.
Pallas Athene, Goddess of Victory,
History tells her part in War,
And our own Statue of Liberty
Shows what we're fighting for.
Spread the news around that we're victory bound,
With our hearts we pledge anew,
That our flag shall wave o'er the home o* the brave,
And the WAC is in back of you.

While you fight for us, we've a part we can play,
For the WAC is a soldier too.
We can type and file in the Army way,
For the WAC is a soldier too.
We can drive a truck, take our place in the mess,
We'll be here to see this through,
We'll replace you men while you fight at the front
For the WAC is a soldier too.
Pallas Athene, Goddess of Victory,
History tells her part in War,
And our own Statue of Liberty
Shows what we're fighting for.
Spread the news around that we're victory bound,
With our hearts we pledge anew
We'll replace you men while you fight at the front
For the WAC is a soldier too

 

 Welcome to the eighth bi-annual concert of the Womens's Army Corps Band under the direction of CWO5 Jeanne Peace. You are lisening to the WAC is a soldier too, written by Ruby Jean Douglas. This is  the  official march of the Women's Army Corps being played by the official band of the Corps. Its debute coincided  with the Corps obtaining permanent status as a branch in the Army on September 1943. Please stand and join us by singing our National  Anthem.

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                                                     NATIONAL ANTHEM
                                           Arranged by John Smith

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 COL Burbank, COL Christopher Morgan, COL Charles Keith and DR .Leann Keith, sister WAC's, ladies and gentleman. Welcome to the 2018 Women's Army Corps Band reunion, the eighth time we have come together to continue our mission of morale and espirt de corps of the troops.
                                         Maestro, music please

                                               STRIKE UP THE BAND
                                     Arranged by Walter Barker

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 During our concert tonight, we'll revisit music that we've played over the years, starting with Amparito Roca. This piece of music was composed in 1925 by Spanish musician and composer HI- me Texiidor, and name after one of his piano stundents, the 12 year old Amparito Roca. The band played this in the early 50's and it is the first of several that we played over the years. Let us transport you now to spain and show you the flare and zest of a bull fight, Minus the bull of course.
                                                 

                                                   AMPARITO  ROCA
                                             Arranged by  Audrey Winter
                                               

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Ampanrito Roca

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 As we go through our program tonight, we would like to introduce you to the ladies on the stage and in the audience. Amparito Roca had our clarinets working pretty hard so we'll start with them. On clarinets we have NANCYELLEN RUE-MORRIS, LAURIE EVERETT SEARLE,  DIANE OTTO- WATKINS, CAROLYN BAZAN, JOY BOYD BODNER,  JOY BERKLEY, LEIGH PLUMBLEY-ALTMAN and  JULIA HELLER-OLIVER

 programming a concert presents many inter4esting points to concider. Our concerts are programmed to the audience we are playing for, but this is a reunion band and the many in the band have asked to play this next number. I know we'll enjoy playing it and hope you like it was as we do. Most of the classical concert pieces played by a military band are transcribed using Clarinets to play violin parts.

Gustav Holst wrote two suites of music specifically for band rather than orchestra. During Gustav Holst's earler years as a compoiser, he took interest (as did many composers at that time ) in folk music, and wrote many pieces based on folk tunes. Tonight we'll play the first movement of Holst's second suite in F.

                                                   SECOND SUITE IN  F
                                         Arranged by Gustav Holst

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 At our 2016 concert, we featured our brass sections and the woodwinds got jealous. Tonight it's the Woodwinds turn, Written by David Schankle, we'll start out featuring the flutes and clarinets with a nod to Lawrence Welk in Bubbling woodwinds...Wonderful, Wonderful.


                                                 BUBBLING WOODWINDS
                                         Flutes & Clarinets featured
                                         Written by David Schankle

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Nobody in the WAC BAND gets to just sit  idly by, so we put our members in the audience to work,  Thanks ???

Tinme to meet our percussionist. ANN FOX, LINDA SHELTON, IDA KNIGHT, BARB LUSH, JULIE PLUMER, SHIRLEY COATES AUSTIN and her sister DELLA COATES TUGGLE. Wait until you hear them in this next number.

This next piece portrays musically the impressions one might receive during a tour of duty as a policeman on foot in New York City. It starts with a jaunty walking motif, which you'll hear from time to time during composition. Then to the confusion and bustle if times square, walk a little more to Chinatown, then to the water  front for a brief look around, then on to Harlem, the latin Quarter and finally Broadwat. There you hear the music of theater district, bringing the music to the end of the tour of duty and night beat.

                                                         NIGHT BEAT
                                              By Harold Walters

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TIMES SQUARE

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CHINA TOWN

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WATER FRONT NYC

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HARLEM

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LATIN QUARTER

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BROADWAY

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Lets introduce our Euphonium and Tuba players next. On euphonium we have CAROL JENSEN and LORI LAWRENCE. On tuba we have HELEN GILLISPIE, PAT ZUELKE and JOANNA HERSEY.

One of the parts of our concerts that our audience seems to enjoy features our dance band. The songs we choose have two criteria. The band has to have fun, and the audience has to enjoy it. This year we have picked a Neal Hefti tune called Cute. Perhaps a better know tune by Hefti might be the theme from Batman.

Cute is a fun tune to play and we hope, a fun tune to listen to. Our drummer, Ann Fox, considers herself a symphonic percussionist and not a trap drummer. Through  bribery and extortion combined with arm -twisting, we've gotten her to agree to  once again to play set for us.

In the middle of the tune, Carol Jensen on bass joins  Foxie for a little give and take between bass and drums. Bear with us while we change the configuaration up here on stage. It seems to take a little longer to do this than we remember.

It's unusual to find find bassoon or oboe players in a dance band, but we have one of each tonight playing tenor sax for us. Gennie B. Arledge is our bassoon player  and Nancy Mustard is our obe player. And our Trumpets up there are are STARRAN WISE, LENNIE BLANTON, MAUREEN HAYES, DEBORAH KIWI DAVIS and GAIL BELMONT.

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                                                                  CUTE
                                                    by neal Hefti

Our next selection features our saxes so it's time to introduce them. KAREN NICOL,  KAREN EKBERG, DEB DAHLMAN and CHERYL WASON.

"Night in Tunisia" is a musical compostion written by Dizzy Gillespie around 1941-1942 while Gillespie was playing with the carter band. It has become a jazz standard.

It appears as the title track on dozens of albums and is performed on hundred of recordings. In Jan 2004, The recording Academy added the Dizzy Gillespie & his sextet's 1946 Victor recording to it's Grammy Hall of Fame. "Night in Tunisia" was one of the signature oieces of Gillespie's bebop big band

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                                                       NIGHT IN TUNISIA
                                                Arranged by Paul Murther

 One cannot have a band without Trombones !. We don't have 76 trombones, but the ones we have do just fine. DIXIE JENSEN, BETH HAMMER, SUSIE HOM, JENNIE TRTNOW and KATHERINE WOLOWICZ- CAMPS.

Now let's do a little time travlling back to the sixties. Our next number features songs from the decade that gave us flower power, hippies and Vietnam. John Higgins gathered up everything from Born free to Good Vibrations through Cherish to Yesterday. Just remember if you recognize these, that they say those that remember the sixties didn't experience the sixties.

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                                                   THE SIXTIES
                                    Arranged by John Higgins

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Ladies and Gentleman, we are blessed to have a member of the Greatest Generation not only in our band but in the audience. As a member of the 401st Army Services Forces Band, Sylvia Geenstein played baritone in the band welcoming the troop ships coming home. She is 96 years old and travels to our reunions to join her band sisters.

 The Army, the Navy, the Airforce, The Marines and the Coast Guard. Interservice rivalries aside, all armed force are charged with the defence of this great nation. Every person on this stage and the vast majority of our audience, is a veteran. Never let us as a country forget our military continues to stand in harms way in the defence of this nation. The men and women of WWll are leaving us in ever increasing numbers to be replaced by the generations of young men and women willing to stand in harms way.

Peace can only be maintained by constant vigilance. September 11 was a cowardly attack on an unsuspecting nation that paralleied December 7, 1941. Our next selection written by James Ployer, commemorates the attack on Pearl Habor but represents the constant vililance we as a nation must maintain.

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                                                   DECEMBER 7 1941
                                          Written by James Ploylar
                                           read by Stanley Morris

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  December 6, 1941 was a relatively normal day in the lives of the  United States service personnel on the island of Oahu. After the call of retreat and evening colors, soldiers, sailor and Marine hurried into Honolulu for a night on the town.

On sunday morning, just before dawn , the Japanese Pearl Harbor strike fleet reached the launch point 230 miles due north of Oahu. At 7:49 on the morning of  December 7 1941, all planes from the Japanese carriers were ordered to launch the attack.

At the same time, the boatswain aboard the USS Oklahoma piped to the color. The men aboard the  ships in Pearl Habor were preparing to change the watch and they could hear the church bells across the habor summoning the faithful to the 8 O'clock mass.

when the first wave of planes swooped across the bay, Explosions erupted aboard half a dozen ships at once. Loudspeakers cracked and shouted AIR RAID! NO DRILL!  And for America the war had begun.

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 Every band need to have French horns ! Ours tonight are DEBORAH SCHARF, ANN LOGAN CROSSLAND and MARTI  PEART- CLARK. Thanks ladies.

 We are first and always a military band. As such we welcome the opportunity to honor our fellow veterans by playing the marches of the five service branches. As we play the service medley, we ask the veterans in the audience to please stand when we play their service march.

                                             ARMED FORCES MEDLEY
                                        Arranged by TUSAR STAFF

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March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
We’re the Army and proud of our name
We’re the Army and proudly proclaim

First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.

 Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

 Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks,
San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,
And the Army went rolling along
Minute men, from the start,
Always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.
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 Men in rags, men who froze,
Still that Army met its foes,
And the Army went rolling along.
Faith in God, then we’re right,
And we’ll fight with all our might,
As the Army keeps rolling along.

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Stand, Navy, out to sea, Fight our battle cry;
We'll never change our course, So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y;
Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh;
Sail on to victory, and sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray!

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh!
Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay;
Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more, here's wishing you a happy voyage home!

Stand Navy down the field; Sails set to the sky;
We'll never change our course, So Army you steer shy-y-y-y;
Roll up the score, Navy, Anchors Aweigh;
Sail Navy down the field, And sink the Army, sink the Army Grey!

Get underway, Navy, Decks cleared for the fray;
We'll hoist true Navy Blue,So Army down your Grey-y-y-y;
Full speed ahead, Navy; Army heave to;
Furl Black and Grey and Gold, And hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue!

Blue of the Seven Seas, Gold of God's great sun;
Let these our colors be Till, All of time be done-n-n-ne;
By Severn shore we learn,Navy's stern call:
Faith, courage, service true, With honor over, honor over all!

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Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, 
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!) 
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar! 
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey! 
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder, 
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder;
How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!)
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer 
Gave us wings, ever to soar! 
With scouts before And bombers galore. Hey! 
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

"A Toast to the Host"

Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men wUho fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!

Zoom!
Off we go into the wild sky yonder, 
Keep the wings level and true; 
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder 
Keep the nose out of the blue! (Out of the blue, boy!)
Flying men, guarding the nation's border, 
We'll be there, followed by more! 
In echelon we carry on. Hey! 
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force

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From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom 
And to keep our honor clean; 
We are proud to claim the title 
of United States Marine. 

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes; 
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines. 
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve 
In many a strife we've fought for life 
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes; 
They will find the streets are guarded 
By United States Marines.
                            

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From North and South and East and West,
The Coast Guard's in the fight.
Destroying subs and landing troops,
The Axis feels our might.
For we're the first invaders,
On every fighting field.
Afloat, ashore, on men and Spars,
You'll find the Coast Guard shield.

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We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through howling gale and shot and shell,
To win our victory.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our pledge, our motto, too.
We're "Always Ready," do or die!
Aye! Coast Guard, we fight for you

The Women's Army Corps bands are the heritage of every woman in the military's band programs today. These troops are our legacy and tonight we have three here touching  the roots of their  military careers.

DEBORAH DALMAN, JENNIE TROTNOW, JOANNA HERSEY please stand. We are really proud of all three of you. We left the music in good hands.

For our final selection we'll give our flutes and piccolos JAN LARSON, DOLORES WARD, LAURA CONANT, MARYE BOGGS, PAT WADLINGTON and GENNIE B. ARLEDGE an opportunity to show off in our national march, Soua's Stars and  Stripes Forever.

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                                      STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
                                               John Philip Sousa

All of the Wac Band in the audience, come fall in with your Wac band  sisters
LTC LINDA CRAIN BUCKNER, SYLVIA GREENSTEIN, TINA SCHAFRIK, MAGGIE RYHERD-BROWN, IDA KNIGHT, PAT KESSLER.

Ladies and gentleman, this concludes our reunion concert for this time. hope to see you all back here in 2020.

ENCORE:  Colonel bogey march and Pallas Athena March

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                                             GOOD BY BREAKFAST

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SYLVIA GREENSTEIN & CAROLYN BAZAN

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DEBORAH KIEWA DAVIS & SGM BETH HAMMER

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1SG DIXIE JENSEN & CAROYNL BAZAN

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KAREN NICHOL

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CAROLYN BAZAN and SGM DENISE SHELTON

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HELEN GILLISPIE

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JAN LARSON

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SHIRLEY COATES AUSTIN & DELLA COATES AUSTIN

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SYLVIA GREENSTEIN and JEANNE PACE

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CWO5 JEANNE PACE

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SGM DENISE SHELTON and 1SG DIXIE JENSEN

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LINDA SHELTON

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DEBORAH SCHARF

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GAIL BELMONT

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GAIL BELMONT & CAROLYN BAZAN

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                                 SEE YOU IN OCT 2020