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The Fort Dodge Area Symphony is interested in community enrichment and draws players from all walks of life as well as all ages and interests. The core group of orchestra players listed below are volunteer musicians who share the common interest of using their musical abilities in order to perform symphony music. Due to varied schedules, not all of the players listed are available for all of the concerts.

There are some hired players from other orchestras who fill up the string sections as needed. Some of these players perform at individual concerts and others contract for the entire season.

Some of the orchestra players engage their talents by offering private lessons or by providing special music for events such as weddings, open houses and other receptions. These players are marked with an asterisk (*) in the list below. For more details, see the Orchestra Services page.

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony frequently has openings in its orchestra. For more information about current openings please see the Contact Us page. The orchestra rehearses from 7:00 - 9:30 P.M. on Monday evenings.

VIOLIN I

  • Melissa Gillete, Concertmaster, Webster City
  • Amanda Secor, Fort Dodge
  • Katie Degelau, Fort Dodge
  • Jan Carlon, Fort Dodge
  • Mary Heldorfer, Fort Dodge
  • Bill Sergeant, Concertmaster Emeritus, Fort Dodge
  • Jim Ellerston, Fort Dodge
  • Jason Ahlquist, Titonka
VIOLIN II
  • Laura Franks, Fort Dodge
  • Tammi Secor, Fort Dodge
  • Harold Hill, Belmond
  • Vickie Steinhoek, Humboldt
  • Ana Sparks, Fort Dodge
  • Janet Secor, Fort Dodge
  • Tim Chance, Fort Dodge
VIOLA
  • Jeanette Lawrence, Fort Dodge *
  • Cayla Foltz, Fort Dodge
CELLO
  • Bill Secor, Fort Dodge
  • David Bergquist, Lone Rock
  • Barb Howie, Manson
  • T. H. Hoefing, Manson
  • Susan Kane, Webster City
BASS
  • Brian Robison, Fort Dodge
  • Julie Madden, Fort Dodge
PICCOLO
  • Cappi Anderson, Ames
FLUTE
  • David Klee, Sac City *
  • Nikole Nuttall, Newell
OBOE
  • Cari Hepperle, Fort Dodge
  • Shawna Middleton, Ames
CLARINET
  • Christina Tait, Carroll
  • Megan Benz, Newell
BASSOON
  • Jerry Sande, Humboldt *
  • Phillip Dixon, Ames
FRENCH HORN
  • Kathy Yoakam, Humboldt *
  • Kristin Bodholdt, Newell
  • Lindsey Haselhorst, Webster City
TRUMPET
  • Tim Miller, Humboldt *
  • Dave Swaroff, Dayton *
TROMBONE
  • Roger Ringnalda, Clarion
  • Megan Cassady, Fort Dodge
  • Paul Hochmuth, Manson
TUBA
  • Monte Leichsenring, Clarion
PERCUSSION
  • Susan Swaroff. Dayton
  • Scott Johnson, LuVerne
TIMPANI
  • Susan Swaroff, Dayton
PIANO
  • Jan Altemeier, Fort Dodge