The band was established in the year of 2008 by two current members; Kristina Looney (Vice President) and Molly Dube (Secretary). The two women wanted to create a band after realizing they missed playing music together. So, after hard work and dedication, the band slowly took shape! Once the band had enough key instruments to rehearse, the band was in need of a venue. Luckily, to the women’s surprise, their high school alma mater provided their services. The Leicester High School, was, and continues to be, the rehearsal location. The Leicester High School is located in Leicester, Massachusetts.
Founder: Kristina Looney
Founder Kristina Looney is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Cum Laude. In college, Kristina studied trumpet under the direction of Dr. Robert Stibler where she excelled as a superb trumpeter. She enjoyed a vast variety of music endeavors such as performing in the UNH Pep Band and the UNH Wind Symphony. Kristina or as her students call her, Mrs. Looney, currently works as the Leicester High School music teacher where she advises the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Kristina is currently acquiring her Master’s Degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Technology Integration. Kristina offers a variety of talents to the band by playing multiple instruments such as, trumpet, trombone, French horn, ukulele, piano, and percussion. As one can see, Mrs. Looney is the definition of, “Music is not what I do. It’s who I am.”
Co-Founder: Molly Dube
Co-Founder Molly Dube is a graduate of Anna Maria College with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, Magna Cum Laude. In college, Molly studied Fine Arts under the direction of Professor Alice Lambert. Molly always enjoyed being artistic in all forms, including music. Throughout high school, Molly participated in the Leicester High School Jazz and Concert Bands where she played both Alto and Baritone Saxophone. Molly currently works as a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician but continues her creativity by playing Baritone Saxophone and as a freelance artist.