Oral History Information
Mary Gerbrecht is in the envious position to experience the moment when a child makes their first sound on an instrument! As the educational road rep for Quinlan & Fabish, a music store chain in the greater Chicago area, she calls on many of the local stores representing her branch store in Arlington Heights. She grew up in a family that participated in music making, in fact, her parents and siblings formed a brass band that played at local events and weddings. When George Quinlan offered her the job in 2006 she jumped at the chance to work with band directors, as she had experienced firsthand just how much they make a difference in a young music maker's life.