Hi, I’m Melissa. I’ve been playing the saxophone since I was 10. Why the saxophone? I wanted to play the flute, but my older sister's had an alto saxophone sitting in storage collecting dust. The farm where I grew up is in the middle of NOWHERE, so I spent a lot of time alone on the farm practicing the saxophone as there was little else to do. The first two years of college I was a part of Mock Trial. I traveled around the country and competed against top schools in the United States. I’ve traveled the world teaching swim lessons to the children of our service people through the Camp Adventure Youth Services Program. I’ve lived in Spain, Belgium, Japan and Hawaii and have loved every minute of those experiences. It’s great to meet people with different outlooks and ideas. In 2014, I graduated from Loras College with majors in finance, marketing, and public relations.
National Anthem Performances:
September 20, 2015 performed the National Anthem for 25,000 people before the Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels baseball game.
May 18, 2017 performed the National Anthem for 27,000 people before the Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees baseball game broadcasted on national television.
December 2, 2017 performed the National Anthem for 200 attendees before United States Tennis Association award celebration.
July 21, 2018 invited to perform the National Anthem during the #Royals50 weekend before a Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins baseball game. Theme Ticket Night: Bobblehead giveaway - Amos Otis.
September 14, 2018 was a substitute performer for the National Anthem before a Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins baseball game. Theme Ticket Night: Ladies Night Out
May 10, 2019 performed the National Anthem before Kansas City Royals vs. Philadelphia Phillies game. Theme Ticket Night: Royals Summer Fireworks
July 7, 2019 performed the National Anthem before Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox baseball game. Theme Ticket Night: Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game (hosts Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, Jason Sudeikis, David Koechner & Rob Riggle).
Please enjoy my website. My musical journey has only just begun.