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Title: Mae Hara Interview
Narrator: Mae Hara
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: July 15, 2004
Densho ID: denshovh-hmae-01-0007

MH: Well, we found out that we had a choir of about ninety-six voices that came together. And remember, camp was about 5 miles in length from one end to the other, so we chose a rehearsal area in... right in the middle, so these people... and there's no means of transportation, which means they had to walk. So you know it meant a lot to these young people to congregate and ninety, almost a hundred of them, different ones came, once a week. Or I think maybe we may have tried it twice, I can't remember. I think at least once a week. So that's how we got started. Well, for music we had no money, no budget. I did have one filing cabinet full of music that I used for my... so Mr. Townsend sent for that and picked up some of the pianos at the various churches and put them in the rec. halls. So that's how our music program began.

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