NAMES AND LOCATIONS OF BANDS OR ORCHESTRAS THAT I'VE PLAYED IN:
McLeansboro Township High School, McLeansboro, IL;
Murray State University, Murray, KY;
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL;
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN;
Graduate recital at University of Louisville, Louisville, KY;
Bamburg Orchestra, Bamburg, West Germany;
Army Community Theater, Hanau, West Germany and Fort Knox, KY;
Fort Knox High School, Fort Knox, KY;
Heartland Wind Ensemble, Elizabethtown, KY;
Absolute Brass, Radcliff, KY
MOST INTERESTING GIG I'VE PLAYED IN:
I played french horn for Bamburg Community Orchestra where only German was spoken.
My German was limited, but I recognized alphabet letters, numbers, Italian, etc. and no one could
mistake "check your key signature" no matter what language in which it's spoken! As a child,
I was featured twice playing piano on a local TV station.
THE DAY JOBS I HAD THAT SUPPORTED MY MUSIC HABIT:
I am a retired music teacher teaching 2 years in Germany for DoDDS and the next 27 years
for DoDEA at Fort Knox, KY. I taught music from K-12, including HS band, elementary band, elementary chorus,
general music, and in HS I also taught music theory, guitar, piano, and computer music I taught private piano
in my home for many years.
WHERE I'VE LIVED MOST OF MY LIFE:
Most of my years, 27, were lived in Radcliff, KY.
I grew up in southern IL, lived in Twentynine Palms, CA; McLeansboro, Kankakee and Herrin, IL; Clarksville, TN;
Fort Campbell, KY; Bamburg and Hanau, West Germany; Tacoma and Fort Lewis, WA; Charlestown, IN and now Plano, TX.
WHAT I LIKE TO DO WHEN I'M NOT MAKING MUSIC:
I like to read, play games, scrapbook, make cards, sew, cross stitch and do plastic canvas.
My husband and I enjoy taking our RV out and touring the country.
I was president of Fort Knox Education Association, a union, for 6 years and the only
federal president to ever be handcuffed!