Donna Roe – Flute
How long have you been playing and when did you start? (School, age, etc.)
Started in 6th grade in 1940 – 68 years ago.
What other groups (if any) have you played in over the years or are you currently playing in? Please include military.
I played in the Ludington Guard Band in Menomomie, WI in 1978. I also played with the Shoreview Northern Lights Band before moving to Richfield and in the SICA Minneapolis Synod Senior Band.
Have you played continuously, or did your instrument gather dust in the closet for several years? What brought you back?
I played off and on in churches, but began playing regularly in 1978.
What do you like about playing in Northern Winds?
Good people, fun music, and it keeps me playing.
Anything else you would like to include: Current employment, school, (music degree), retirement, family—whatever you would like known about you!!
Graduated from St. Olaf College, sang in the choir (so no time for flute), taught physical education & health in high school & college (U W Stout). Music is my mental health! Married, 7 children, 17 grandchildren. Husband is a retired Lutheran pastor.