What other groups (if any) have you played in over the years or are you currently playing in? Please include military.
Besides the normal high school and college bands and orchestras, I played in the Sioux Falls (SD) Symphony and the Grand Forks (ND) Symphony, and a very fun ensemble known as the Nuove Baroque Chamber Consort in Sioux Falls.
Have you played continuously, or did your instrument gather dust in the closet for several years? What brought you back?
While not playing in large ensembles since my 20’s, I have played off and on with others in various configurations and done solos for church services, weddings, funerals and banquets. Sometimes I have not played for as long as 2 years at a time.
What do you like about playing in Northern Winds?
It is a great way to get back in shape, doing more sight-reading, and playing with lots of other people. Also, playing upbeat, pops music and show tunes is a treat.
Anything else you would like to include: Current employment, school, (music degree), retirement, family—whatever you would like known about you!!
I just celebrated forty years of wedded bliss with my husband, Jeff! We have 10 children between 38 and 16. They are all wonderful and amounting to something. I have a nursing degree, but hardly made use of it – thankfully! I like to go on walks, ride bike, quilt with 90-year old ladies at church, have people over for dinner, listen to classical music, board dogs while their owners are vacationing, and I am addicted to Sunday crossword puzzles.