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All Girl Band

Historical Student Clubs

The first appearance of an all-girl band took place in 1943 at a send-off rally for the U of I men in the Enlisted Reserve Corps. Directed by Music Professor Edmund J. Marty, their goal was to amount to ‘99 Gals and a Guy.’ By 1945 an All-Girl Singing Orchestra was formed, becoming a hit on campus and billed to perform at cities and military installations across Idaho and the Northwest, including a two night performance at the Hanford Site in Washington.

center section, all-girl band
center section, all-girl band
group photo with conductor, all-girl band
group photo with conductor, all-girl band
group photo, all-girl orchestra and chorus
group photo, all-girl orchestra and chorus

Sources

U of I Argonaut; Beacon for Mountain and Plain

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