Quintessential Winds was formed five years ago by a group of friends who enjoy making music together. Although they concentrate on standard woodwind quintet repertory, they explore interesting arrangements of jazz tunes as well as music written specifically for the group. This concert will feature a work by local musician and composer Charles Dibley. The enjoyment of their music by audiences is a top priority. A favorite performance venue is museums, and periodically you find them at the Sioux City Art Center. Their many years of performance and teaching have long served the greater Siouxland area and is testament to their passion and dedication.
Glenda Drennen (flute) earned a BFA degree in Music Education at the University Of South Dakota, Vermillion, and played with the Sioux City Symphony during her years in college. She plays in area municipal bands and ensembles. She taught public school music for a number of years and is now a visual artist.
Lynn Gross (oboe/English horn) was an area public school band director for many years. He was a member of the Sioux City Symphony for 50 years and is still a member of the Sioux City Symphony Wind Quintet, which performs in area schools. He also plays saxophone and oboe in various area ensembles and municipal bands.
Dr. Deborah Check Reeves (clarinet) is Curator of Education and Woodwind Instruments at the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. She also plays bass clarinet in the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Gary Reeves (horn) is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of South Dakota. Gary also performs in various area ensembles.
Rick Lacy (bassoon) is contra bassoonist with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the Sioux City and LeMars Municipal Bands and the Not Yet Famous Bassoon Band. Rick has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Science from Morningside College and works as a software developer.
This program is free of cost for NMM Members!
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