Dick Marr
Instrument: Trombone

Dick began playing trombone in junior and senior high band in Lyons School System, Clinton, Iowa.

He set aside playing music until he joined the Muscatine’s Elks Chanters as a singer. Especially “noteworthy” for his return to trombone playing was the Chanters’ special feature—a swing band. In the annual concerts this part of the performance provided Dick with an avenue for picking up the trombone after being dormant since high school. After almost 30 years with the Muscatine Elk’s Chanters, Dick retired from that group.

Dick joined the orchestra in 2002 playing second trombone.

During his last year of college, Dick married Evie. Following graduation, Dick did a two-year tour of duty in the United States Army. Then in 1960 he and Evie returned to Muscatine and resumed his career with Stanley Consultants. Now retired, he volunteers on several community boards and is active in church activities including vocal and bell choirs.

Family is an important part of the Marr’s lives. Two sons, Michael and Craig, were born in Muscatine and were graduated from Muscatine High School in 1976 and 1979 respectively. Michael is a high school teacher and coach in Westby, Wisconsin. He and Barb have two children, Erich and Katie. Craig is a lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. He and Ann have two children, Eve and Mia.

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