Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women's Military Bands During WW II

Date / Time: Tue, February 13, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Location: North Wing Program Room

Presenter: Jill Sullivan

Registration: Not required


Women's bands were originally employed by the U.S. military to support bond drives, but drew enough spectators to be sent on tour. Once discharged at war's end, the women refused to fade into 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.