Jessica Allen

img_1312Jessica Allen began playing piano in the first grade before switching to band instruments beginning in the sixth grade, including a variety of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, until she settled into trombone while in high school.  In addition to her participation with VCO, which began in 2007, she has been a long time trombonist with the Roanoke Valley Community Band, has played with church and community theatre orchestras, and has sung in her church choir.

 

When Jessica was in college, she had an opportunity to play with jazz trombonist Slide Hampton and also with jazz saxophonist Roger Pemberton.

 

In her free time, Jessica likes to read, do cross-stitch, and watch TV and movies.

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