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Activate! – Bloomington Community Band: Jerry Jerome


Air date: 02/05/2018

Jerry Jerome’s love affair with music began in 1945 when he was in the 3rd grade and spans over 70 years, taking him from the Detroit area to Europe and eventually, to our great gain, Bloomington. He put down his horn for 30 years from 1961 to 1990, as he pursued a career in sales, but returned to music with a passion as he stepped into retirement and a path that led him to the Bloomington Community Band. He is now in his second two-year term as chair of the Board of Directors, and at an age when many are slowing down, he is gaining steam. He created the Swing Time Big Band in 2015 and the Heritage Hall Ramblers Dixieland Band in 2016, both Bloomington Community Band affiliates that have become well-loved at area retirement homes, parks, and the Farmers Market. Would he ever put down his horn again? Not a chance.

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