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Saturday, March 29th Recital - March 23, 2008

Come hear Audrey play at the U of MD, in College 2200 (the lecture hall) in the School of Music... at 5:30 pm on March 29th. That's this Saturday! Should be a fun time!

Sickness!!!! - March 11, 2008

Unfortunately, Audrey was very ill last weekend and could not perform her recital March 9th. She's building her strength back and will reschedule as soon as possible.

Recitals Coming Soon! - February 20, 2008

Audrey will be giving two recitals in March.... March 9th at 5:30 in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall at the University of Maryland, and March 29th at 5:30 in the Lecture Hall (room 2200) at the University of Maryland, School of Music. It should be lots of fun... so come on out!

The New Products are now available to purchase! - January 29, 2008

Look at our new products on the BUY page and see photos of the cool new reed cases on the PHOTO page!

Thanks for your support! - January 20, 2008

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the sax symposium this weekend! I'll be adding my new arrangement, "Suite of Old American Dances," to my "buy" page. I will also add the new reed cases and include photos of them on the "photo" page. Look for these new additions sometime this week. Thanks again to all of you who made purchases at the dibida booth and to all of you who went to hear me perform.

Saxophone Symposium: Jan. 19th - January 8, 2008

The dibida productions booth will be at George Mason University for the Saxophone Symposium January 19th. We will be selling some new merchandise, including some new reed cases that are really flashy! Audrey has also arranged another piece for saxophone ensemble... Robert Russell Bennett's "Suite of Old American Dances." This will be for sale at our booth, too. We will be accepting credit cards this year, so come armed and ready!

I hope you've been checking my blog! - November 15, 2007

I haven't been adding news here since I started my blog... hopefully you've found it and are enjoying my "fancies."

I saw a good movie the other day... "Lars and the Real Girl." Movies are always fun! Tell me about movies you like! Sign my guestbook!

Internet - November 3, 2007

It's hard to find decent internet service at every hotel.... I update when I can, out here on the road. My blog (mentioned earlier) has some photos and stories about tour this year. Check it out. I'll add to it when I have a fast enough connection speed.

TV Comedy... - October 22, 2007

I love British humor... "Keeping Up Appearances" and "Are You Being Served?" are hysterical!

Check out Audrey's new BLOG!!!! - October 21, 2007

Audrey's first solo - October 21, 2007

The first piece I ever performed in front of a lot of people was "The Entertainer" on alto sax. I played that on a concert in 6th grade. Mr. Smukala played tenor sax, and the choral teacher at my elementary school played piano accompaniment. I was nervous, but thought it was a lot of fun!

Audrey's favorite movies...comedies - October 20, 2007

I love a good comedy.... Drop Dead Gorgeous, Spinal Tap, Zoolander, Best in Show... all great comedies! Newer movies that I thought were funny... You Kill Me, Death at a Funeral (I laughed so hard!)

My first sax teacher - October 19, 2007

My first saxophone teacher was Al Smukala. I heard him play a fast chromatic scale and thought the sax was the instrument for me! I loved the sound... it was so personal and expressive. I took lessons from him from 5th through 9th grade. We would play duets sometimes during my lessons.... I loved that! He used to call me Cannonball... what a compliment. He did a great job teaching me the basics of vibrato and tone quality. I was so blessed to have him as my first teacher!

Get to know Audrey better... - October 18, 2007

There will be a new entry here every few days with a new fact, story, or some personal like or dislike listed. It seems like it could be fun... and tour is the perfect time to delve into something new! Hope you keep coming back for more!

New "Stuff" - October 1, 2007

This year at the Navy Band Sax Symposium at GMU, I'll be selling some great new items! I have some great reed cases that are really slim but hold 6 reeds! They come in all sorts of cool colors... even snakeskin! There are two models, one for alto and one for tenor. I also have reed water holders that attach to your stand and hold a tupperware container the perfect size for your reeds to soak in. More to come... including photos! Don't forget.... the Symposium is Jan. 19th, 2008!

Audrey on tour with the Marine Band - October 1, 2007

We just left on tour today... our first stop is Chambersburg, PA. We'll be going through the eastern side of PA, through NY... stopping in my hometown, Rome,NY, and my alma mater, Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, NY... continuing all the way to Maine and back home... playing in 43 cities in 49 days! Hope to see you guys out there!

Harmony Hall Concert Was fun! - June 24, 2007

Thanks to everyone who came out to our sax quartet concert last Thursday night! The audience was enthusiastic and we had a lot of fun performing for you all! Glad that so many of you stopped by afterward to say hello! I'll let you all know what's next!

Concert at Harmony Hall- June 21st! - May 15, 2007

Audrey and her sax quartet will be performing at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington, MD on Thursday, June 21 at 8:00 pm. This concert will feature music written for Marcel Mule and his sax quartet. Audrey will be playing soprano sax, her husband Steve will be playing alto, Miles Smith on tenor, and Dave Jenkins on bari. Should be a fun time had by all!

New Yamaha article - March 11, 2007

Audrey just finished writing a new article for the Yamaha Educator's Series about playing in saxophone quartet. Keep an eye out for it on the Yamaha site.... or here... we'll be sure to add a link when it's published!

Audrey's photography site is no longer at - February 19, 2007

Audrey has separated her two careers onto two different websites. Check out her photography at: Audrey specializes in portrait photography... especially musicians, families, and art photos.

We take paypal! - February 4, 2007

Check out our BUY page and look at all our cool stuff! You can feel safe knowing that we accept paypal!
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Little known facts about Audrey... - February 4, 2007

Did you know that... Audrey played all four parts of the JeanJean Quartet herself... how did she do the tempo changes?

Did you know that... the picture on the cover of Audrey's CD, "Sunshine and Tears," was taken in a field of daisies along the side of a highway.

Did you know that... the actual CD was supposed to have green as a background and bright pink for ALL of the writing.

Did you know that... the back cover of the CD case was supposed to be a fainter field of daisies so one could read the words more easily.

Did you know that... Audrey is the first and only woman saxophonist in "The President's Own,"US Marine Band.

Did you know that... Audrey loves to play baroque music.

Did you know that... Audrey's inspiration is Al Gallodoro... he played sax and clarinet with the Paul Whiteman Band and is extremely active at age 93!

Did you know that...the voice at the end of Audrey's CD is actually the daughter of her college buddy Chris. Her daughter was 3 at the time.

Saxophone Symposium - February 2, 2007

Audrey was happy to meet so many nice people at the "dibida productions" booth in January! There were a few new products this year... the "Chopsaver" lip balm is fantastic! It's so smooth and really stays on your lips for a long time. The accessory stands are new too. What a great way to make sure all your reed supplies, pencils, water, etc. are all at your finger-tips. And don't forget our other products... like the bari sax swabs that are really unique... or the nice quality reed cases that are sold at great prices! We're looking forward to seeing you all at next years Symposium!

Newly Designed Website! - February 1, 2007

dibida productions finally has a newly designed website!!!! Now it will be easier to share updates and news. You can share your thoughts with us, sign our guestbook, and join our mailing list! We'll be sharing links that are special to us. It will be easier for us all to keep in touch!
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