Living History: Pioneering Bandswomen of the United States Air Force

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Abstract

This narrative describes two United States Air Force bandswomen whose combined careers span the past sixty years. Cornetist Martha (Martye) Jean Awkerman joined the US Women in the Air Force (WAF) Band in 1955. She served the WAF band as cornet soloist and principal trumpet until the band was disbanded in 1961. In 1983, tubist Jan Duga joined the US Air Force Band, Washington, DC, and served until her retirement in 2013. During the decades between their terms of service, shifting societal structures, a rapidly expanding ...
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-62
JournalMusic Educators Journal
Volume101
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015

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