New Faces – Oct 2009

New faces in and around the orchestra

Bonnie Ziegler, grant researcher and proposal writer, moved to Sooke from Ottawa in June, 2008, and lost no time joining our volunteer community. She worked for the Sooke Fine Arts Show in 2008, and again in 2009.

Nicole Kedge, volunteer co-ordinator, has worked at many SPS volunteer jobs: selling tickets, collecting donations at the Concerto Competition, handing out programmes, working on the Garden Tour, serving food at the Chamber Music Workshop. She enjoys listening to music, she says, and is glad to help out.

Judy MacNeill, member of the Garden Tour Committee, also takes time out from her company, Clover Care Massage, to run the Welcome Wagon. She has lived in Sooke for nine years. She says, “I love the community and I love being here.”

Teressa Phillips (second violin) is a former Edmontonian and works as a nurse at the Cancer Clinic.

K.T. Shum (second violin) started out living in Sooke but thought better of it, and now lives in Victoria. He works for the Provincial Government, and his job is about water.

Kimberly Haas (bass) is a teacher in the Victoria school system, and helps run the string programme together with Mike Luniw and Karen Whyte. She has a music degree from U Vic.

Heather Raines (French Horn) has an M.A. in musicology, and works for the CRD in wastewater treatment.

Eryn Krieger (trumpet), a former student of Dawn Hage, is now a second-year music education student at U Vic.

Patti Hollister (Second Flute), moved here a year ago. When not playing her flute, Patti weaves blankets, scarves and rugs, and volunteers at the Moss Street Farmer’s Market in Victoria.

Zachary Taylor (cello), recently moved north from Oregon, where he studied music at Western Oregon University. He is a qualified performer and teacher of cello and music theory.

Lorna Bjorklund (percussion) settled in Sooke in 2007 after years of nomading the world with her diplomat husband. She moved here from the Cayman Islands, where she was head of the high school music department and conductor of the national concert band. As a music teacher, she knows how to get around on most instruments, but her specialty is piano.

(See article about the Journey School music programme)

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