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Musician spotlight: Jenny Peace

The Oakville Symphony should start a 40-year members’ club! Jenny Peace has played trumpet in the Oakville Symphony for about forty years. She started playing the trumpet in high school when she was 13, and she says she enjoys the symphonic repertoire and the opportunity to play with amazing and talented musicians. She also has her own brass quintet and plays in various pit bands, jazz bands, and other orchestras in the community.

Jenny finds the most challenging part about playing the trumpet is the necessity to practise regularly to keep in shape and maintain top-notch performance skills.

During the pandemic she is teaching a concert band program for retired adults on-line and organizing musical theatre on-line performances. She is part of an on-line book club and has just finished reading The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. She is about to start reading Ridgerunner by Canadian author Gil Adamson.

Jenny also enjoys yoga and walking her dog Bella. When asked how Bella responds to her trumpet practice, Jenny replied, “She seems ok with the sound of me practising. She usually goes upstairs though to sleep on the bed when I am playing in the basement.”

With thanks to Jill Yokoyama, OS Development Committee

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