This page gives us an opportunity to introduce one of our members “up close and personal”. Our featured player is Suzanne Wright, clarinet.
Sue Wright is a product of the Allentown School District where she started playing clarinet in 4th grade. She eventually added oboe to her skills during her high school years and then at Mansfield University where she earned a B.S. in Music Education. While pursuing her M.M Degree at West Chester University (good choice), she was gaining music teaching experience in Pennsylvania and New York. Sue has worked for 30 years at Tabor Children’s Services, a social service agency housed in Doylestown and Philadelphia where she is currently an executive director and educational coordinator. Although Sue’s parents were not musicians, they did meet at a band concert, and obviously encouraged the study of music with their children. Sue’s brother is in his 35th year at Kennett High School in Kennett Square, PA. Sue’s children are not musicians, however she spent her parental years driving the “sports shuttle” for hockey and soccer games.
Sue performed with Corning/Elmira Symphony Orchestra. The Corning Glassware facility and the
surrounding community are strong supporters of the arts in their area. She was also involved with the Allentown Symphony and several bands in the Allentown Area. Allentown also strongly supports community bands and orchestras. (See the Links page for more information about community music groups.)
Sue is a charter 1995 member of the MCCB and is also in her second term serving the MCCB as secretary. She spends quality time reading, traveling, biking and golfing. She is halfway through the 58 mile Pine Creek Bike trail from Jersey Shore to Darling PA. She is a peer reviewer for the Council of Accreditation for Children and Families, often visiting other Social Services throughout the country.
Don Kline, personnel manager for the MCCB, writes this about Sue: “Sue is a highly perceptive and experienced band member. She is reliable, organized, and undertakes all of her endeavors with competence. Sue is not the talkative sort, but you know just by working with her that she is a person you would want to have on your team. She said she intends to play as long as her mind and her fingers continue to work together. I am sure that will be for a long time and that, no doubt, will be beneficial for the MCCB.”