The Willis Music Ensemble- Without our people, it would be like watching a performance of empty chairs play. 

A little bit about our ensemble of people:

Most of us are music makers and some of us aren’t. While we all have our own hobbies and interests we all share the passion of enriching lives by encouraging music participation! In fact, that is part of our mission statement. We are a team made up of band geeks, adventure seekers, animal lovers, comic book enthusiasts, and much more but, we all share one common passion and that is music education.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left behind by those who hustle.” -Unknown author

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week…” -General Patton

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself”- William Faulkner 

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”  –  William James

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. Nothing is impossible.” -Mary Kay Ash

“Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostalgic and hopeful all at the same time.” – Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that matter won’t mind and those that mind won’t matter.” – Dr. Suess
“To study music, we must learn the rules. To create music, we must break them.” – Nadia Boulanger
Terry Playing Drums
“If I had known being a grown up was this hard, I wouldn’t have done it!” -Unknown
Denise and Gym Wedding Picture

“If they want a red guitar, sell them a red guitar, hello!” -Gene Fresco

“If you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that you play that determines if it’s good or bad” -Miles Davis

Jason Julian Picture

“I’ve fallen off the edge of the world. I’ve fallen from the top of the mountain just to rise again.” Ronnie James Dio

Jim and Denise with a Fender Guitar
 “Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as i’m concerned that’s success.” -Tom Petty
Tanner playing the guitar
“Passion is a foundation for success, and it is the rock on which we build our musical church.”
“There’s a fine line between wrong and visionary…unfortunately you have to be a visionary to see it!” – S. Cooper