Terri Palazzolo is a native of Howell Michigan, where she graduated from Howell High School. She went on to graduate from Northern Michigan University where she played trumpet and percussion, as well as
bass clarinet in the Concert Band. After graduation, she became Director of Bands at Fowlerville Schools in Fowlerville, MI, where she shared her love of music with students for 35 years before retiring in 2012. During her tenure at Fowlerville, her bands consistently received 1st Division ratings. For 18 years, Terri toured Europe with the American Musical Ambassadors during the summer, working with the many high school students who made up the group. She is a member of the National Band Association (NBA), the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) and the Women Band Directors International (WBDI), of which she has been a member since 1982. Meridian Winds provided school service to Terri for many of the years she was Director of Bands, and during the last several years of her teaching, we always discussed her coming to work with Meridian Winds upon her retirement. During the past few years, we have been very fortunate to have her join the Meridian Winds Team because she brought along a wealth of knowledge related to the band world. Terri is our Assistant Store Manager and Print Music Manager. If you want to know anything about print music from any publisher, (where a title comes from, how long it will take to arrive, what discount is available, etc.) just ask Terri. Meridian Winds Print Music Department has become a significantly better place since Terri arrived on the scene! Terri still lives in Fowlerville – a stones throw from the high school – along with her dog children Gizmo and Sushi, who are Siberian Huskies. Terri continues to enjoy working with many of her former colleagues, musicians of all ages, and on occasion seeing her former students in the shop who seem to appear on a regular basis, and why not? Even if there had only been 200 students a year involved in the band program in Fowlerville (and there were always more than that!), during her 35 year tenure there have to be 1000’s of them out there somewhere and they all remember Miss P.