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Barbara Dawson
French Horn

A native of Woodstown, Barbara began playing trumpet in 4th grade. Her teacher was Larry Marraccini, director of the Woodstown High School Band. Switching to French horn in 6th grade, she continued in concert band throughout high school, playing other brass instruments during football season. While in high school Barbara performed with the All South Jersey Band and the Salem American Legion Band on French horn. She also played recorder with various ensembles around Salem County.

Barbara received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Muhlenberg College. She was a member of the Muhlenberg College band under the direction of Ronald Demke (conductor of the Allentown Band). After graduating Barbara continued to play recorder in small ensembles, and for several years directed the Junior Choir at Woodstown Presbyterian Church.

After a 22-year hiatus, Barbara began playing French horn with the Salem American Legion Band in 2001 under the direction of Patricia Bullock, and with the Sharptown Brass. She hs been a member of the Salem County Brass Society since August 2005.

Barbara lives in Alloway with her husband Ronald Dorrell. She has one daughter who occasionally plays bass clarinet with the Salem American Legion Band.

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