Golden Ears Jazz Band
member: Dan Thiele


 

 

Dan Thiele is a retired member of the VPD, and has recently started driving a school bus. He's been married 32 years and counting, and he and his wife enjoy being involved in a local garden club, their church, and other community activities.
Dan plays tenor sax for the Golden Ears Jazz Band, which he began playing during his high school days. As an adult, this "Old Dawg" still works hard to learn new tricks, and he's done so well at re-learning his tenor saxophone that Dan received the award for Most Improved Player in 2013.
Besides working to always raise the bar with his musicianship, Dan likes to have fun during practice time, and then when practice is over, Dan finds it  rewarding to play to appreciative audiences.