Patty (Roy) Madsen email: email@example.com Instrument: clarinet
Favorite piece of band music: Rhapsody in Blue, Every time I hear it play I think of the great experience I had playing in the OHS band.
Favorite Band Trip: Anyone playing in the band around this time will never forget the trip to Walt Disney World. For many of us it was a first for alot of things. Course you have to remember the torrential downpour that canceled the main parade (the first time in it's history at that time), but we were able to play later. And can anyone see a bake sale and NOT think of all the ones we had to raise funds for the trip?
Presently living in: I live in Lynnwood, Washington(suburb of Seattle) with my husband Jeff, a video producer and my daughter Stephanie,just graduated from high school with no clue of what she wants to do! I moved here after graduating from SUC at Oswego. I worked many years for a printshop, but have returned to my first love, education. I teach ESL (English as a Second Language)at an elementary school.
Thomas J. Syrell email: tsyrell@buss>com Instrument:Percussion
Favorite piece of band music: Trittico
Favorite Band Trip: My favorite trip was the 1973 Marching Band Trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. My favorite memory was the time the cymbal detached from the hand strap during our performance of Trittico. It was at a Tri-Band Festival and we were being conducted by the composer of the piece, Vaclav Nelhybel. When I crashed the cymbals, one cymbal flew straight up in the air! Luckily I caught the cymbal as it came back down without anyone getting hit!!
After OHS, I attended SUNY Canton. I have worked at C&S Engineers for my first 3 years after college, Niagara Mohawk for the following 16-1/2 years, Yankee Atomic in Massachusetts for 2 years, and now for Cooper Bussmann for 3 years. Both Barb and I are OHS Band Parent Boosters and attend all the various field band performances and band and choral concerts faithfully. I also sing with the Humble Men Plus One, a men's vocal music group that sings for senior citizens, nursing homes, etc. in the area. I can't forget that I also sing in Barb's Choir at the Minetto United Methodist Church!!
Lynne (Brewer) Glerum Email:
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Favorite piece of band music: 1812 Overture
Favorite Band Trip: Going to Disney World in 1973. Marching down Main Street was the greatest. My funniest memory was of Karen Janice locked to the fence. She was always getting picked on....
Presently living in: I am in Oswego. I am married to Rick Glerum who graduated in 1974 and have two children who were both in band. Joe who played Alto Sax in Marching Band and Tenor Sax in Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band and Aimee who played Clarinet in Symphonic Band. We were both chaperones for many trips and enjoyed it a great deal. The kids were great!!!! Working at a gift shop (Harbor Towne) and loving it...With both Joe and Aimee in their 20's I don't have to worry "toooo much" abut them.
Karen (Dashner) Ohman
Favorite piece of band music:
Favorite Band Trip: Walt Disney world. Had a wonderful time. Esp. ordering the take out pizza.
Presently living in: Camillus, NY. Married with daughter and son. Jamie is a senior at Edinboro University in PA majoring in Animation and Spanish. Brian is a senior at WGenny planning on playing football at Hobart or Brockport. Neither were in band but played sports instead. Husband Fred just took early retirement from Verizon. I work part time at a local wholesale floral supply as their accountant.
Karen Heckethorn Email: Khecketh@oswego.org Instrument: Trombone
Favorite Band Trip: We were the first OHS Marching Band to march down Main Street USA in Disney World in 1973. I have so many fond memories of when the High School was an "Open Campus" and hanging out in the band room and practice rooms. The trips on the bus. Yes, and we got to eat food with our uniforms on! I really liked wearing those spats, too!!
Colette Losurdo Email: email@example.com Instrument: Flute
Favorite piece of band music: Rhapsody in Blue
Favorite Band trip: 1973 trip to Disney World. So many memories and special times I never would have had without band (even though I was not the best flautist !
Presently living in Oswego. I am the mom of 3 one in Marching band and wind ensemble never got that far!) I am also an R.N. working in cardiac rehab.
Barbara Phillips Syrell
Oboe (Wind Ensemble) Flute, Piccolo, Trumpet in MB
Presently living at 16 Castle Drive Oswego, NY
I will graduate from Oswego State in May, 2000 with a BA in Music and a minor in Museum Studies. I am currently Director of Music at Minetto United Methodist Church and Director of the New Horizons Band, a band for people ages 50 and older who either used to play when they were younger or always wanted to and never had an opportunity. It's great fun, and the members absolutely love it! I am married to Tom Syrell (the drummer, not the French horn player) and we have two amazing daughters - Natalie, age 21 and Elizabeth, age 15. Natalie is a former Marching Buc (mellophone) and Beth is currently a member (mellophone last year, trumpet this year.)
Elissa (Eli) Cupelo (Pierce) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: French Horn
Favorite Band Music: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Favorite Band trip: Pittsburg
Edward Downs Email: Edward.Downs@prodigy.net Trumpet
Favorite Band music: West Side story
Presently living in Houston, Texas. Degree in Health Care administration and the CEO of a Health Care organization.
Matt Flumerfelt Email: Mattflumerfelt@bellsouth.net Instrument: Trumpet
Favorite piece band music: Brahms Academic Festival Overture, R. Strauss Don Juan
Favorite Band Trip memory: It's hard to say. Probably all the fun times I had with friends around the lake, acting nutso. Riding with Karl on his snowmobile to Andy Sorenson's house at night and hearing Bill Chase's album for the first time.
Presently living in Valdosta, GA with my wife of 6 years and two step-kids--daughters--13 and 15. Working as a dinner pianist at a local restaurant, teaching developmentally disabled people during the day and writing books in my spare time.
Karl Janice Email: email@example.com Instrument: Trumpet
Favorite piece band music: Pines of Rome, Buddy Rich's West Side Story
Favorite Band Trip memory: Getting Mugged in Chicago
Presently living in Albany, NY Working with Networking and Data Security
Cindy Leavens Winston Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument Baritone
Presently: I am living in Gordo, Alabama about 25 miles west of Tuscaloosa. I have been happily married for 25+ years. We have one daughter who is 23 and I have a step-son who is 34. We live a quiet life but a busy one. We are very active in our church and mission organizations. Presently, I am working for an orthodontist as a treatment coordinator.
Todd Syrell Email: email@example.com Instrument: Percussion
Favorite piece band music: Festive overture
Favorite Band trip Chicago, Midwest national band and orchestra clinic
Presently living and working in sunny Oswego. married, 2 boys. Now I'm a band parent and looking forward to the trip to Arizona!
Robert Glick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument Timpani/ Triple
David Price Email: email@example.com Instrument: Woodwinds
Favorite piece of band music: Fanfare for the Common Man
Favorite Band trip: MidWest National Band Clinic, Chicago, 1975.
Presently living in Knoxville Tennesee. Married to Linda Beeler from Knoxville, TN. 4/30/83 Four children: Jessica, Shannon, Rachael, Jacob. I am a Registered Nurse at ST Mary's Hospital, Knoxville.
Thomas F Syrell Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument French Horn
Favorite Band Trip: The sweet taste of Pineapples when we reached our hotel in the sweltering heat of Mexico City.
Cheryl (Todd) Wood Email:
Instrument: Many different clarinets & Marching Band Drum Major
Favorite music: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks