Fred Marderness has been a member of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra since 1980. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he received both Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Percussion Performance. Fred has a history rich in Band performances including solo appearances with the last band conducted by John Philip Sousa, The Ringgold Band of Reading, Pa. He has also been invited to perform on a number of occasions with Keith Brion's New Sousa Band. Orchestras with which Fred has performed include Colorado Philharmonic, Flint Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Minnesota Opera Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has also served on the faculties of Saint Cloud State University, College of Saint Benedict, Grand Canyon University, and Interlochen's National Music Camp. This is Fred's 30th summer at Bay View.