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Catalog Number WF 3913
Caption GOFF, Bruce
Description Bruce Goff is shown with his saxophone. "My dad bought me the sax in 1935. He played old-time fiddle at a lot of town dances. His name was Burt Goff, and he was chief of millwrights at Morrison Mill." This was a publicity photo for Selmer, maker of the saxophone. Bruce Goff graduated from Anacortes High School in 1939 and also played the piano, violin, clarinet, and viola. During his teens Bruce and his brother Jack formed the SERENADERS band with Bruce playing saxophone and Jack playing piano. The band, including other Anacortes musicians, played throughout Skagit County and later played music on American Mail Lines cruise ships that sailed to Japan, China and the Philippines. During military service in World War II, Goff played the viola in the Army band. As of 2003 he continued to play saxophone with Don McDugle and the MELODIONS, which performed every month at the Anacortes Senior Center for birthday celebrations.
Date 1936 c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects People
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People GOFF, Bruce
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms people
portrait
saxophone
Object Name Negative