Instrument: Bass Clarinet / Clarinet
Nancy is a retired homemaker.
She and her late husband, Dwayne, were originally
from Ottumwa, Iowa. They have two grown children,
Jennifer Schreiner and Joshua Stoos, who were both
percussionists in the Mighty Muskie Marching Band
and Wind Ensemble. They were both very active in
music while attending school in Muscatine.
Nancy has been involved in many aspects of volunteer
work in Muscatine. Most recently her volunteer involvement
includes the MSO, PEO and T.T.T. Society. She is
a member of St. Mathias / St. Mary Church where
she served many years as a Religious Education Teacher
and Usher. She currently serves the MSO as Webmaster,
Librarian, Advisor and Players Committee Representative.
In the past she served as the MSO Personnel Manager
and Librarian as well as many other volunteer jobs
within the symphony. She and her husband Dwayne
were instrumental in forming boyscout troup 783,
both having served as Scoutmaster before handing
over the reins to very capable people who had been
involved with the troop for several years.
Nancy was born and raised on a farm in Southern
Iowa. Working in the fields was as second nature
to her as going to school or being involved in music.
As a very young child she found music to be the
outlet she needed to maintain a balance in life.
For many years she served as Sunday school pianist
and later as substitute organist; she also played
clarinet and tenor sax in the high school band.
She says: "Music has always been at the
heart of my life."
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