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                                              Totem Pole March
                                         2006   Reunion Concert                                           
                                         Sentimental Journey CD
                                         Written by Eric Osterling 
                
                             Performed by the 14th Womens Army Corp Band
                                                Conducted by
                                          MSG Bernice Goldstein
                         Recording Courtesy of Dyamix Productions, Inc
                                            www.wacband.com




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                               ALL THE  WAC BAND SISTERS

              2004 WAC BAND REUNION CONCERT
                         THE WAY WE WERE                                  
                 Thank you   Sue Fraiser- SFC Karen Syverson -
                          MAJ Kathy Hanson for sharing your photo's             
                          
                         

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1-The way we were  ( vocal  Rosie Capalunden)
2-The star-spangled banner
3- First suite in E flat for military band
4- Dixieland jamboree
    Copenhagen
    Basin street blues
    When the saints come marching in
5- WAC medley
    WAAC is a soldier too
    Pallas Athena march
    Colonel bogie march (DUTY)
6- House of the rising sun (vocal Rosie Capaluden)
7- Country roads (Vocals Kathy Tapp and Lisa Warner)
8- Does anybody know what time it is
9. Opus one
10-Moonglow (vocal  Rosie Capalunden)
11-Sweet georgia brown
12-Buglers holiday  (dedicated to  Majorie KIM Kimmell)
13-Duty Honor Country ( SFC Karen Syverson)
14-Stars and stripes forever
15-The cassions go rolling along
16-God bless americia
 

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                                         PRIDE OF THE CORPS THEN 
                                         PRIDE OF THE CORPS NOW

                             
Thank you SFC Karen Syverson and 1SG Dixie Jensen 
                                        for thinking about a reunion and thank you WAC BAND 
                                             for making it a reality after 30 years of silence.
                                                   You ladies have not lost your touch

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LYRE 14th Army Band monument moved from Ft McClellan to Ft Lee VA Museum

The 14th Women's Army Corps band, was a group of hand picked muscians, a very elite select group of musicians. They were not just another post band somebody was assigned too. . The WAC Band had very high standards, always maintaining their uniforms and looking good. They represented not only the band but the US Army too, and also all the women in the army as well as the army in general.
 
These ladies worked very hard, often giving up meals to be at another function. They didn't just play their instrument and be done for the day. There was practice, other functions to attend. They had to act appropriately at all times, on and off duty, they represented themselves, the band and the army. They were aware that  for many people, they were the first and only women that had ever been  seen in uniform.
 
When people saw the band off on Monday, the impression was, they had it made being in the band. Not knowing that these ladies worked  hard all weekend, being in street parades,  enduring the weather to march, uniforms frozen to their body,  mouth full of  bugs on the parade field, stepping in mud,  playing a concert or entertaining at the NCO  or Officers club. They had to work hard because they were the WOMENS ARMY CORPS BAND.
 
No matter what time the band finished, they  functioned as a unit and were back at work the next morning at 0730. The band was the pride of the corps and Wac center and school basic training. I was honored to march my Wac troops to the beat of their drum and music, they never failed to leave a lasting impression.
 
NOTE:  Information about the band came from notes on the concert CD's and asking questions. Thank you Karen Syverson for being so helpful.
 
 
 

The  Oct 2004 ,14th Women's Army Corps band encore performance at the WAC Chapel, Fort McClellan AL, Celebrating the 50th aniversary of their move to Fort McClellan with a concert featuring former WAC band members.
 
The Wac band came into existence during  World War ll. At one time there were five Wac bands. At the end of the war, all of the bands were deactivated. The 401st army services band was reactivated as the 14th Army band, with five enlisted women and one Warrant officer. One of those five enlisted women is with the band  tonight, trumpet player Katherine Mosey Mcallister. Following  in her mothers footsteps is her daughter Kathy Mcallister Blount.
 
In 1954 the army moved the home of the Womens army corps from Fort Lee VA, to Fort McClellan Al and the 14th Wac band also moved. Several of the ladies who made that move are also here tonight.
 
Several members are still serving proudly. CW5 Jeanne Pace. currently on active duty, assigned to the Adjutant general school soldier support Institute Fort Jackson SC. She is the last Wac band member serving on active duty and the most senior Warrant Officer band master in the army on active duty.
 
Several band members are serving in the National guard or Army reserves. ISG Cheryl Wason, MSG Tina Schafrik, SFC Helen Gillspie, SFC Maureen Hayes, SFC Genni Arledge, SSG Starrann Wise and SSG Lisa Sterns. Retired SFC Sandra Hill was not in the Wac band, but assigned to the 14th Army band after the band integrated and she is joining her muscial roots with the Wac tonight.

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ANNISTON AL (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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WAC CHAPEL (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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                          Reunion Banquet at Dixie Jensen's place
                                             Oct 2004

           THANK YOU KATHY HANSON & KAREN SYVERSON 
                       FOR SHARING YOUR 2004 PHOTO'S

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ANN FOX (blue shirt)

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BARBARA LUSH (green shirt)

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CSM BETTY J. BENSON

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MG MARY CLARKE- MAJ KATHY HANSON- 1SG MOLLY EDWARDS

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MG MARY CLARKE- 1SG MOLLY EDWARDS

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MARILYN FERRERIS- COL VIRGINIA HESSEMAN

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MAJ KATHY HANSON- COL LAMBETH

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LTC JOYCE ESLICK - KATHY HANSON

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COL LAMBETH AND ?????

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KAREN SYVERSON- DIXIE JENSEN- MG MARY CLARK- COL LAMBETH


1SG DIXIE JENSEN-SFC KAREN SYVERSON- ROSIE CAPALUNGAN

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SFC HELEN GILLESPIE- MAJ KATHY HANSON

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ROSIE CAPALUNGAN-CSM BETTY BENSON- HELEN GILLESPIE- SUSIW HOM

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CSM BETTY J. BENSON

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                                                 MIXER

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Marilyn Frerraris- Jane Kilgore-Dixie Jensen- Sid Maurer- Jo Meyers

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BARBARA GRAHAM ANDERSON AND MSG BERNICE GOLDSTEIN

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                                  BAND REHEARSAL
                                      WAC CHAPEL

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CW5 JEANE PACE

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MSG BERNICE GOLDSTEIN

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Jane Kilgore- Judy Toth Bigham - Genni Arledge- Cherly Wason- Shelia

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karen sysverson

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KAREN SYVERSON 1979

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goldie, jan richards and karen sysverson

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karen sysverson, jan larsen and karen brooks

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                             Women's Army Corp Band

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Gretchen Schlager- Ann Fox- Judith toth Bigham- Susie Hom- Genni Arledge- Helen Gillespie- Jeane Pace- Cheryl Wason- Deb Scharf- Barbara Graham Anderson- Karen Nichol- Rosie Capalungan- Kathy Tapp- Karen Syverson- Pat Zuelke- Bernice Goldstein- Starann Wise- Lenore Blanton- Lisa Stearns-  Teri Dinwiddie- Barbara Lush- Dixie Jensen- Marye Campbell Boggs- Deborah McKoon-  Maureen Hayes- Debra Davis- Noella Gendren Saldana

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Judith Toth Bigham - Shelia Hutek- Susie Hom- Karen Nichol-Barbara Graham Anderson- Rosie Capalungan- Julia Heller  Oliver- Bernice Goldstein- Mamie Newel- Barbara Lush-  Dixie Jensen-  Kathy Walowitz Camps- Sid Maurer

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Marilyn Harris  Ferraris -Katherine McAllister Mosey- Jane Kilgore- Julia Oliver- Kathy  Wolowicz Camps-  Sid Maurer- Barbara Graham Anderson- Karen Brooks- Bernice Goldstein- Teddie Hamlett- Jan Richards Larson

                                                        CONCERT
                                                        8 Oct 2004

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                                              THE WAY WE WERE
                                                       Vocalist
                                                Rose Capalungan
                                               

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2004 concert (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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2004 concert(Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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JAN LARSON (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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JAN LARSON 2004 concert (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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ROSIE CAPALUNGAN 2004 concert (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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ROSIE CAPALUNGAN 2004 concert (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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ROSIE CALPALUNGAN 2004 concert (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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2004 concert (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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2004 concert (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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2004 concert (Photo- Dynamix Productions Inc)

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Karen Syverson (photo- dynamix productions inc)

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SFC Karen Syverson (photo- dynamix productions inc)

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CW5 Jeanne Pace (photo- dynamix productions inc)

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CW5 Jeanne Pace (photo- dynamix productions inc)

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Rosie Capalungan (photo- dynamix productions inc)

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Helen Gillespie (photo- dynamix productions inc)

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Julia Oliver (photo- dynamix productions inc)

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Julia Oliver (photo- dynamix productions inc)

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Barbara Graham Anderson and LTC Joyce Eslick

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BARBARA GRAHAM ANDERSON

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LTC JOYCE ESLICK- BARBARA LUSH- MAMIE NEWELL-?

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ROSIE CAPAULUNGAN - JOYCE ESLICK- CLYDEAN McCARN

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ROSIE CAPALUNDEN

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MSG Bernice Goldstein and LTC Joyce Eslick

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BERNICE GOLDSTEIN

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ROSIE CAPALUNDEN AND LTC JOYCE ESLICK

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1SG Curly Kilgore and LTC Joyce Eslick

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Photo courtesy of Wac is a soldier too documentry

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JANE KILGORE

                                        

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LTC Joyce Eslick and Karen Brooks

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MG MARY E. CLARK & 1SG MOLLY EDWARDS

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1SG DIXIE JENSEN - LTC JOYCE ESLICK - SFC KAREN SYVERSON

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DIXIE JENSEN

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DIXIE JENSEN- LTC JOYCE ELSICK-KAREN SYVERSON- BARBARA LUCH

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Kathy MacAllister Blount , Gen Clark and Katherine Macallister Mosley

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KATHERINE MCALLISTER BLOUNT

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KATHERINE MCALLISTER MOSEY

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CAPTAIN JOYCE ESLICK

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Photo Courtesy of Dyamix Productions www.wacband.com LTC JOYCE ESLICK

LTC Joyce Eslick, Wac band commander, remembers when she was first informed she would be assigned to the Wac band. She thought it would be great,  but the only thing she could play was the radio, she was not a musician. Her COL said,what they needed was a company commander, not a musican and she fully enjoyed her two years with the Wac band company.
 
LTC Eslick recalls a time they were at a game. When everybody got  to their seats were all seated, there  was another band on the field, it was a high school band and you could barely hear them. When they left the field, this big beautiful music sounded, and the people all turned to each other and  said Wow,  what was that, they are good.
 
By that time the band had marched on to the field and with a big smile, LTC Eslick announced that this was the Womens Army Corps Band.
 
She attended University of TN . and received her B.A. at the University of Washington. Joyce joined the WAC as an enlisted person and after attending OCS increased in rank until her retirement as Lt. Col. Among her many accomplishments, the first female Liaison officer to the S. Vietnam Women's Army. She served her country in both the far East and in Europe during War and Peace. she recieved the Bronze Star medal in 1972 and  the Joint Services Accomentdation medal for achievement also in 1972.
 
Sadly as of 31 Dec 2010, LTC Eslick passed away at age 81, she will be missed by all who knew her.
 

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