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Catalog Number WF 1798
Caption Serenaders at Elks Hall
Description The Goff brothers and their 6-piece Serenaders band are shown at the Elks Ballroom at 6th and Q. The 7-20-1939 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Fisherman dances. Goff Brothers open Fishermen dances this Friday at Eagles ballroom, a well-known local 8 piece band. The Goff Brothers wish to announce that they played for last year's fishermen's dances and they invite all their old friends and new ones to join them this Friday evening for the grand opening dance."

The 1937 city directory listed Jack Goff as a "musician" (Jack was Police Chief from 1946 to 1958 and was later a County Sheriff). Bruce Goff stated, "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," according to an interview with Theresa Trebon in February 2003. Bruce Goff also stated that the Serenaders played throughout Skagit County and later played music on cruise ships that sailed to eastern Asia. See WF 1792-1794. See WF 1407, 1795 - 1800 for later photos of the band. See WF 3910 for image of Bruce Goff.
Date 1930s c. late
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place -Anacortes, WA
People
Entertainment
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People GOFF, Bruce
GOFF, Jack B.
GOFF, Burt
LEE, Bernard
McCALLUM, William "Bill"
DWELLEY, Joseph F. "Joe"
SCHILLIOS, Harold
STRONG, Glenn
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Serenaders
Elks Ballroom
Goff brothers
saxophone
cruise ships
Fishermen dances
Object Name Negative