Golden Ears Jazz Band
Gale Yip plays slide trombone for Golden Ears Jazz Band, and Euphonium
(baritone horn) for Maple Ridge Concert Band, and is proud to call herself
a happy band geek. Gale loves marches, pop medleys and swing tunes. She
can often be found playing in the bandstand or goofing around in a parade.
Gale would love to travel more for gigs and expose the Golden Ears Jazz
Band to more venues. Unfortunately Gales hockey playing family that
includes her husband Wayne and son Brandon, keep this family busy chasing
pucks across the continent. Elder son Matthew, who is also an occasional
musician with concert band, balances out the hockey-jock/music-geek family
dynamic. Gale is always busy (maybe too busy?) organizing something to
do with some band venue, somewhere. When shes not making music,
Gale is self-employed as an automotive dealership service consultant.
When shes not working, Gale has been known to escape on an annual
Girly Getaway with her high school girlfriends where they go fun places
that husbands dare not follow. With Matthew and fiancee, Raylene living
in Sechelt and younger son Brandon attending Boston University hockey,
this leaves poor Wayne to care for their Golden Retriever Caesar, cow-kitty
Missy, and remaining cockatiel Oscar in their empty nest home. They are
looking forward to a future that includes many little hockey playing musicians
running around their household.