Bonnie Sherman has been a member of the DPO since 1986 and regularly plays the contrabassoon.
Bonnie is a 1974 graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Music Education). Her musical training began in the fifth grade with the clarinet, but Bonnie’s band director persuaded her to switch to bassoon two years later. Bonnie has played with the Middletown and Hamilton Symphony Orchestras as well as the Whitewater Opera Company.
Before she retired, her day job was as a music teacher in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools, where she taught for 28 years. As is typical for public school music teachers, Bonnie taught fifth- through twelfth-grade bands, assisted with Marching Band, taught orchestra in her first two years, worked with the choir for one year, and taught general music classes.
Her husband, Bob, played Second Trumpet in the DPO from 1977 to 1988, and they have two sons, Bradley and Brian.