AlumNotes

Keeping up with TMBAA Alumni

Jan Berkeley — Silk 1983-2000

I’ve got two STEM education events coming up. In February, I’ll moderate a panel of engineers for a discussion on Aviation and Aerospace seminar for my high school’s engineering week. And I’m giving a Zoom talk to Windward School for their STEAM learning series in March. Can’t wait!

Betsey Dillon – Clarinet 1981

Squad Goals: Our clarinet squad reconnected through the Spirit of Troy Alumni Band Facebook page. And then we Zoomed-in to each other’s lives so we could get caught up on on last 40-something years! Becky Jackman (squad leader), Liz Milne, Betsey Gillane, Tom Mosher (not pictured).

Rhonda Rogers – Alto Sax 1975

Attention job seekers! Here are two resources to help you find work. The TMB First Facebook group is seeking more members to share job openings and leads, and support small TMB-owned businesses. Join us on Facebook. The Official USC Trojan Marching Band Alumni group on LinkedIn is a public job hunter’s paradise. Connect with us on our new LinkedIn Group. .

Roger Dhesi – Bass Drum, 1974

Funeral services for Roger Dhesi, the original bass drummer who put the Boom! in Ching-Boom, were held in Sacramento on Dec. 29. TMB alums Bob Theemling, Rick Farris, Kirk Schmidt & Michael Runzler served as pall bearers as the service concluded with the playing of “All Hail.” Fight On forever, Roger.

Debra Gearing – Clarinet 1978

Can tell you everything about being a poll worker. “That’s just one of the many random skill sets lifeguards for LA County are learning. Not quite sure how this exactly helps my resume, but I get overtime for more than 40 hours in a week! Fight On!! And don’t forget to vote!”

Rhonda Rogers – Alto Sax 1975

Welcomed the newest member of her Trojan Family, who debuted in Beijing, China on May 20. “Meet Amelie Mei Hatcher, my granddaughter, and Ashley (Kuhnert) Hatcher’s (class of ’11) daughter. Ashley and husband Graham now live in Kunming, China, and grandma has only met Amelie via Zoom”

Madi Nordn

Richard Nordin – Baritone/Tuba/Band Mgr 1976

Spent the last 20 months organizing and successfully launching the TMBAA. “The biggest change in my life was getting a rescue dog named Mati. She’s gotten my daily walk up to a new high and is a sweetie.”

We Want to Hear From you!