Sullivan, Jill M.

Bands of Sisters : U.S. Women''s Military Bands during World War II - Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2011. - 1 online resource (280 p.) - eBooks on Demand The American Wind Band ; v.3 . - The American Wind Band .

Foreword; Preface; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: The WAC Bands; Chapter 3: WAVES Instrumental Ensembles; Chapter 4: The Coast Guard SPAR Band; Chapter 5: MCWR Band; Chapter 6: Music for the Injured Soldier; Chapter 7: Conclusions; Appendix: List of Women Interviewed-Bands and Instruments; Bibliography

During World War II, the U.S. military employed all-female bands to support bond drives. These bands drew such attention that they were placed on tour, raising money for the war and boosting morale. Even after the war ended, the bands would last for some 60 years. Based on Jill Sullivan''s interviews with over 70 surviving band members, Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women''s Military Bands during World War II tells the tale of this remarkable period in the history of American women. The opportunities presented by military service inevitably promoted new perspectives on what women could accomplish outside of the home, resulting in a lifetime of lasting relationships that would inspire future generations of musicians.

9780810881631 97.49 (UA)


United States - Armed Forces - Bands.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Bands.
United States - Armed Forces - Women.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women.
World War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.


Electronic books.

ML1311.5 .S85 2011

784.84082097