Peninsula Symphonic Band
Door County, Wisconsin  

I started to play in the 2nd grade in Pekin, Illinois. My instructor was a busy woman, teaching in all the grade schools, possibly six or seven, as well as at the junior high school. She also directed both a grade school band and a junior high band. I have been in the Peninsula Symphonic Band from almost the start. I enjoy the band for the people in it and for the opportunity play different kinds of music. My occupation—I am now retired—was that of human resources manager.

Jim Russell