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A History of the 14th Army Band (WAC): 1949-1976

Abstract The 14th Army Band of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) occupied a unique role as the longest activated all-female military band unit in the United States. Carrying forth the lineage of the 400th Army Service Forces Band, which was the first of five all-female WAC bands organized during World War II, the ensemble was reconstituted and activated as the 14th Army Band (WAC) on August 16, 1948 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. After six months of training, the band was relocated first to Fort Lee, Virginia on March 5, 1949, and then to Fort McClellan, Alabama on August 5, 1954.

Operating under the command of twelve female officers and three enlisted band leaders during its history, the 14th Army Band (WAC) performed extensively throughout th... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Kerbey, Therese Dawn (Author) / Sullivan, Jill M. (Advisor) / Tobias, Evan (Committee member) / Solis, Theodore (Committee member) / Schmidt, Margaret (Committee member) / Stauffer, Sandra (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music education / Military history / Women's studies / Army bands / female bands / history / military bands / wind bands / women's bands
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 530 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music Education 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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