Ottumwa Musician of the Month, May 2013 - Samantha Claypool
Samantha has been taking private saxophone lesson with Bernie Allgood for four years.
She attends Eddyville/Blakesburg-Fremont Jr/Sr. High School where she participates in many musical activities such as, solo ensemble, jazz band, SEIBA, and All-state. She was awarded the outstanding soloist at Jazz Championship and has received five other outstanding soloist awards this school year. She is also active in marching band, mach trials, speech, drama, thespian, and National Honors Society.
A musical goal of hers is to stay in band through college and into adulthood.
Samantha comes from a musical family including her Grandfather who was a music teacher, great grandmother who was an organ player, and another grandmother who was a singer.