On August 4, 1946, the X-Navy Band performed at a dance at the CIO Hall, with proceeds to help the Ames Elks Lodge Drum and Bugle Corps go to the Elks National Convention in Buffalo, New York. This was the first time I spotted that the band was directed by Percy Hughes, Jr., who took over from Irv Williams. Also performing was the Twin Cities’ own June Hawkins, “One of the Stars of Such Broadway Productions as ‘Carmen Jones,’ ‘Porgy and Bess,’ and ‘St. Louis Woman.'” The Drum and Bugle Corps also gave a demonstration.