Debby Syx - Alto Sax
Founding Member - January 2015
What is your musical background/history?
I started taking piano lessons when I was 12 years old. I played the piano at church for 12-15 years and also for the glee club in high school. I started playing the sax in junior high school- was in concert and marching band . I won the John Phillip Sousa award when I was a senior which resulted in a 2 year scholarship to college. I guess that's why I became a nurse???? LOL! I also still play the piano for the older population that lives at Episcopal Place on Sunday nights.
What is your favorite “Band Song” to play?
VEHICLE or Zoot Suit Riot
What do you do when you are not playing music? (work/hobbies/for fun???)
I love to bake, shop, read, swim. I don't like it, but I spend a lot of time cleaning the house, and, at present, scooping leaves out of the pool . We happen to live next door to Sherwood Forest.
What type of animal/breed of dog/cat/bird/fish/other etc…. best reflects your personality and why?
I guess a Saint Bernard- I've always been a caregiver- was a nurse for 30 years, took care of my husband when he was diagnosed with cancer and all that it entailed, and took care of my mom-in- law for the last 3 years. I would say a glutton for punishment, but I don't think that is an animal...
Tell us something fun! You know, like “That one time at band camp…” Or elsewhere. (funny anecdote/story/amazing coincidence/hidden talent/celebrity encounter, etc…)
An old boyfriend used to always watch the beginning of the "Rifleman" (starring Chuck Conners- are any of you old enough to remember this show?? It's an old western- shown in black and white). Anyway, the beginning always showed Chuck rest the stock of the rifle against his crotch and shoot the rifle 5 or 6 times. He would then look right at the camera with this little smirky grin, like, I'm such a manly man. So, several years later, my sister and I are at the airport in Dallas, had a layover for about 3 hours. I guess we had run out of things to talk about, so I told her this story. She thought it was pretty funny, we laughed a little. A few minutes later one of the airport golf carts rides up with this really tall guy riding in the back, and guess what?? It's Chuck Conners. We got so tickled, we were laughing so hard (and I guess loud) that he had the driver stop and have his picture made with us because we were having so much fun. I still have my copy of that picture. I wonder if he kept his.....