We joyfully welcome Bill Abbott to conduct the Community Chorus. Bill grew up in Minnesota where he studied piano, voice, and trumpet from his early childhood. He was a trumpet major/voice minor at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. He earned his Master’s in Music Ed. at Eastern Michigan University. Bill taught K-12 instrumental/vocal music for 10 years in Dundee and bands & choirs in Garden City for 22 years. He retired from GCHS with a choral program that grew from 29 to 225 students. He then worked for 15 years with Marshall Music Co. and worked with beginning band/orchestra students in Michigan schools. Bill has travelled in all 50 states and 26 countries which included 14 mission trips with his church in Canton, MI, where he also leads music. He’s been married to his wife, Anita, for 49 years and has two musician sons and five wonderful grandchildren. Bill resides in Manchester, MI. He loves hunting, fishing, and construction work. He has a passion for music and is very excited about being invited to direct the Tecumseh Pops Community Chorus!