Donna Novey – Trumpet

Donna Novey has performed with EMSO as a substitute trumpeter for many years.

She is a retired high school band director (Cretin Derham Hall, 1992-2009). She grew up in Marion, Iowa and went to Luther College in Decorah, IA; taught six years in North Dakota; and drove school bus and trained drivers before starting at Cretin Derham Hall. She has lived in Shoreview for the last 28 years.

Recently, Donna has taken up running again, doing six virtual 5K races since April 2020. Hobbies include running, biking, cross-country skiing, working out, playing piano, doing crossword puzzles, watching football games, and reading.

She says “I love the music itself (whether I’m playing or listening; I can get lost counting the rests because I get so involved in the music), I love the camaraderie of playing in an ensemble, the people in EMSO are very kind, welcoming and supportive.”