Patty Lindsey was born in Fort William Ontario to a family who loves music – her relatives have loved dancing, singing and playing instruments such as the fiddle, violin, banjo and the piano for the silent movies. Patty studied piano and French Horn and began playing the trombone when she was 15. She played with many musical groups including high school Jazz, Concert and Dixieland bands as well as the Youth Orchestra. Patty went on to study music at Lakehead University, receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts, in Fine Arts with a trombone major. She also has a Bachelor of Education and works as an elementary school teacher. She has enjoyed playing a variety of shows with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Her first piece with the orchestra was Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Playing many years with Howard Cable conducting the TBSO Pops concerts was a highlight. She has played with many other musical groups and ensembles, including the Roy Coran Jazz Big Band, brass quartets and quintets, shows with the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium and events such as the L.U. Convocations. She has had many occasions to play for accomplished conductors such as Dwight Bennett, Glenn Mossop, Stephane LaForet and Brian Jackson. She has enjoyed performing in ballets such as the Nutcracker and Swan Lake as well as local musicals such as Charlie Brown and The Music Man. Playing trombone in the Thunder Bay community has been a major part of Patty’s life.