I began playing wind instruments in
Wellsboro, PA for orchestra, concert and marching bands from 4th through 12th grades. I was among
the first women to be admitted to the Penn State Marching Blue Band, and I performed with the Penn
State Concert Band for four years. From 1993-2013, I was a member of the Falls Church, VA Concert
Band. I started out on clarinet and oboe in grade school, switched to alto sax after college, and
in 2007 changed to trumpet, my Mother's horn. During summers I play in several community bands in
Cape May County, NJ, including the John Walter Cape Community Band, Congress Street Brass Band, and
Lower Township Summer Band.