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Singing at the Oregon Festival of American Music 2016 – “GI Jive: 1939-1945”

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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The 25th anniversary OFAM and Road Scholar chorus will focus on WWII and the extraordinary role that popular music and entertainment played in boosting the spirits of folks both at home and away at war. The Songsters will pay tribute to that morale-building effort from the Stage Door Canteens to the famed USO “Camp Shows”, the multitude of Armed Forces Radio Service programs, and the unique “V-Discs” recording project through a packed week of concerts, lectures and films. And what music! All the big bands-- Glenn Miller, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Kay Kyser; the jazz greats—Ellington, Kenton, Armstrong, Waller; the singers— Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Hoagy Carmichael, The Andrews Sisters; and the comedians with Bob Hope in the lead.


• Program includes B-level seats to 6 events, including 3 preselected events and an evening and 2 matinees of your choice. •Guest artist presentations, a dance class, behind the scenes rehearsal, and period films add depth and historical context.
• A visit to the University of Oregon’s Natural History or Schnitzer Art museums lets you see the changing exhibitions and lovely campus.
• Performing some of the memorable songs that brightened the day for the troops in Europe.

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Ability to read music is preferred, but not necessary. Program includes B-level seats to 6 events, including 3 pre-selected events and an evening and 2 matinee concerts of your choice. Upgrades to A-level seating are available from $3.25 to $11.25. Tickets for additional concerts are available at a 15-percent discount.
Tickets for additional concerts are available at a 15-percent discount. Singing not for you? Check out Program #14988 Oregon Festival of American Music 2015 – “Makin’ Whoopee! Reflections on the Jazz Age” offered the same week.

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Walk up to four blocks. Shuttles do not have wheelchair lifts.

Coordinated by The Shedd Institute for the Arts.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences
9 Performances


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