Phyllis Deer

Phyllis Deer – Bass Clarinet

How long have you been playing and when did you start? (School, age, etc.)
I started on B-flat clarinet when I was in 3rd grade! The school purchased a bass clarinet when I was in 8th grade. I also played bass clarinet in college.

What other groups (if any) have you played in over the years or are you currently playing in? Please include military.
Zumbrota Community Band, Park Rapids Area Concert Band, LaPorte Community Band, Bemidji Symphonic Band

What do you like about playing in Northern Winds?
The people, the music, the musicianship.

Anything else you would like to include: Current employment, school, (music degree), retirement, family—whatever you would like known about you!!
I currently teach in the English Department at Concordia University in St. Paul two days a week and play Bridge at least three times a week. I don’t watch TV–ever. I read 4 to 5 books a week. I like to have a good time!