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GMG Interview Series-Laurie Searle

Laurie began playing the clarinet in the school band. She loved playing the clarinet and soon became very proficient at her instrument. She enlisted in the army and was one of the last women to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps band playing the clarinet. First, Laurie was stationed in McClellan, Alabama. While in the service, she also played in Army bands in Germany and Fort McPherson in Atlanta. Laurie went on to get a BA in journalism and an MS in Technical Communication. After being away from the clarinet for over 30 years, Laurie resumed playing the clarinet. She also played the recorder and wanted to learn piano. She has a funny story to tell when she attended Summer Keys in Maine. Now, Laurie plays in community bands South of Atlanta. She leads the Peach Tree Chamber Players, a wind quintet. Laurie has had a wonderful musical journey. You will enjoy Laurie’s interview as she delightfully shares her story.

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