Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Member Profile: Joanne Nick

JOANNE NICK of Island Lake has been ringing handbells on and off since third grade, and also plays the oboe and euphonium. She graduated with her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was a member of the Marching Illini. Joanne works as a psychiatric case manager at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. Outside of music, she enjoys spending time with her husband and playing with their Labrador Retriever, as well as stamping and cross stitching.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Member Profile: Fred Snyder

FRED SNYDER lives in Chicago with his wife and twin daughters. Fred is a charter member of Chicago Bronze and has been ringing handbells since 1983. He is also an accomplished soloist. Fred sings tenor, plays guitar, and occasionally harmonica. In his spare time, Fred is a software developer at World Book. He also is our President.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Member Profile: Cheryl Ondratschek

CHERYL ONDRATSCHEK lives in Winfield with her husband, Bill. Cheryl has a Bachelor of Music degree from North Park College in Chicago and was a music educator for 10 years before entering the business world where she now works for a telemetry services company. Cheryl is also handbell director at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton. When she is not playing with her two pups or taking them for a walk she likes to garden, bike, and read.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Member Profile: Carloyn Ohman

CAROLYN OHMAN of Palatine is also a Chicago Bronze charter member. She received a bachelor’s degree from Augustana College. She works in the Molecular Pathology laboratory at ACL Laboratories, isolating and analyzing DNA. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her grandchildren, Jadey, Teale, Caden, and Skylar traveling, reading and doing cross-stitch.