Patrick Lay, Director for Second Winds Community Band of McMinnville, Oregon

"After 13 highly successful and rewarding years as the founder and Conductor of Second Winds Community Band, Patrick Lay has decided to retire and is passing his baton on to new musical leadership. The members of the band will deeply miss his congenial personality, his unique style of teaching and sharing his musical knowledge, his encouragement and development of each of the musicians to become more than they think they can be, and even his experiences, stories and jokes that were always a delight to hear. Have fun dear friend and please visit us from time-to-time."