Born in Belgium, Georges was raised in a musical family. His father was a leader of a band. By 1913 DeMeester was playing in an orchestra. When World War I broke out, he tried to flee the invading Germans. Georges told a chilling account of how the German Army had obtained his name from a list of members of the musicians union and demanded that he play for them or go to a prison camp. He chose to play. By 1927 DeMeester was playing violin in orchestras on ships traveling between Belgium and New York. After attaining his citizenship, he won an audition in 1930 to accompany an orchestra in Tucson for the opening of a new business called the Pioneer Hotel.
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