Ms Yvonne Busch 1929 – 2014

“Ms Busch was very disciplined in her teaching, but she was also very free, She really stressed paying attention to details. The smallest little detail in a piece of music is the thing that makes it go from good to being great. As a professional musician, I took those lessons to heart. If a student had problems, you could talk to her, and she would try to put you on the right path”

Born in New Orleans in 1929 and raised in the historic Treme section of the city, Ms Yvonne Busch who mastered several brass instruments and the woodwinds, became a touring professional by the age of 12, crisscrossing the United States as a member of the critically acclaimed “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and the “Swinging Rays of Rhythm” two all-female bands sponsored by the Piney Woods Country Life School, an historic African-American boarding school located in Piney Woods, Mississippi.

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