Julie Plummer
Instrument:  Principal B flat Clarinet

Since her days as a member of the Augustana College Concert Band, Julie has participated in various community music organizations in both the Quad Cities and Muscatine. She currently plays clarinet with the Mad Creek Mudcats and saxophone with the River City Big Band. Participation in the Muscatine Symphony even inspired her to begin violin lessons; and when there are no parts for a clarinet in the orchestra music, her fellow musicians now graciously allow her to play 2nd violin.

Julie is a biologist and archaeologist, employed by Eastern Iowa Community College District as a representative of the Iowa Waste Exchange – an organization dedicated to assisting Iowa business and industry in recycling by-products and wastes that would otherwise end up in Iowa landfills. This position has earned her various titles such as “Dumpster Diver,” “Garbage Guru,” and “Waste Queen.” Julie is also Sustainability Manager for EICCD, helping the colleges to “go green.”

Julie, her husband Jerry, and several animals live along the banks of (and sometimes in) the Mississippi River in Montpelier, Iowa. When she’s not practicing or out on the river in one of her eight boats, Julie loves to ride her horse, travel, and be outdoors. Julie and Jerry love to bicycle, camp, and find adventure. They once spent three years sailing their 27-foot sailboat through the South Pacific. They now cherish the connections that their adventures have given them with people all over the world.

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