Friday, July 12, 2024
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At Pearl Harbor, Navy Musician Hung His Horn for a Stretcher

Music floats through the air of the Bloch Center arena near the docks of Pearl Harbor on this Dec. 6 night.

There, the bands from the battleships Pennsylvania and Tennessee and the old transport and support ship Argonne are playing in the latest round of the months-long competition Battle of Music.

The bands are basically big bands — complete with woodwinds, brass instruments and drums — and they have to perform a number each from four different styles: swing, ballad, specialty and jitterbug.

Read the full story in Senior Times magazine.


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