Betty Dandy talks about the Mission Music Festivals held during the 1940’s and the 1950’s. She describes her daughters’ participation and how they learned learning to play instruments, as well as her husband’s role as a volunteer at the festivals. She recounts the beginnings of the Music Festival, where the Festivals were held, the community members involved in the Festivals’ organization as well as volunteers and their duties. She remembers Festival costumes, and performers who went on to become professional musicians.

Title: Mission History – Music in Mission
Box: H
File: 3
Topic: Music Festivals
Interviewer: Jo Haste
Interviee(s): Betty Dandy
Date: October 8, 1999
Scope: 1 audio tape; transcription
Length: N/A
Summary: Betty Dandy talks about the Mission Music Festivals that were held during the 1940’s and the 1950’s. Topics include her daughters’ participation and learning to play instruments, her husband as a volunteer, the establishment of the Music Festival, places in which the Festival was held, people involved in running the festival, volunteers and their duties, instruments used, wardrobe for the festival, performers who went on to become professional musicians.