We’ve written before on the Stanton’s blog about our knowledgeable staff. Now, we’d like to give you a chance to get to know our staff on a more personal level. Over the next several months, we will be having members of the Stanton’s team take our “30 Questions in 60 Seconds” questionnaire. We hope you will get to know the “real” us, and learn how we might better be of service to you!
Amy is a long-time Stanton’s employee in our Shipping and Bookkeeping departments. While Amy may be the smiling face you see when billing your account, our church customers may also know her as the trumpet player at our sacred reading sessions. Currently a member of the Dublin Silver Band, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and cultivating a great love of all things pasta!
What department do you work in at Stanton’s? – Bookkeeping and Shipping
What do you consider your specialties here? – Because I’ve worked in so many areas of the business, I can take an order from beginning to end, completing every step along the way. I believe I might be the only person here who could do that.
How long have you worked at Stanton’s? – 19½ years
What is your favorite task at Stanton’s? – Helping customers on the phone or in the store
What is your hometown? – Canton, Ohio
Where did you go to college? – Ohio State
What is your major instrument? – Trumpet
Where or with whom do you currently perform/teach? – I play cornet with the Dublin Silver Band, a British-style brass band.
What do you like to do in your spare time? – Spend time with my family
What days of the week can you be reached at Stanton’s? – Monday – Friday
What is the last song/piece you listened to? – Three Dance Episodes from “On The Town” by Bernstein.
What is the last song/piece you played/sang? – Kingdom of Dragons by Philip Harper
If you had a chance to perform with three musicians, living or dead, who would it be? – My husband, son & daughter
What is your most memorable musical moment? – My senior year in high school I played the Concerto by Arutunian at Solo and Ensemble Contest. I was so “in the zone” that I didn’t notice anything going on around me and my accompanist. The room had filled with people before I started to play and I was quite shocked to see them all when I finished. It was probably my best solo performance ever.
If you could be instantly proficient on an additional instrument, what would you choose? – Piano
What is the most unusual performance you have ever been a part of? – I used to play in a quintet that performed at the Ohio Village at the Historical Society. We would dress up in period costumes and play for various events at the village. Once we were playing while the vintage baseball teams were warming up before a game and a foul tip came back and hit the end of my trumpet and busted my lip! I was on the DL for a while after that!
What musical sound or noise do you love? – A great singer
What musical sound or noise do you hate? – Didgeridoo – not sure what that thing’s about!
If you had your choice watching a great concert tonight or performing in a great concert tonight which would you choose and why? – Performing. Nothing beats coming together with fellow musicians and making great music.
If heaven exists, when you arrive at the Pearly Gates, what heavenly ensemble would you like to be assigned to? – Herald trumpets, of course!!
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? – Dog trainer
What profession would you not like to do? – Septic tank cleaner
On a scale of 1-10, how funny do you think you are? – The more relevant question is, how funny do YOU think I am?
Who was your first crush? – Kirk Lombardi, second grade, blue eyes and curly brown hair – need I say more?
Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion? – If something goes out of fashion, it’s probably better left there!
Do you love or hate roller coasters? – Love and hate
If you were a super hero, what powers would you have? – Flying – not sure if that’s a super hero power, but it would be SO cool!
How many pairs of shoes do you own? – Just enough
Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? – Perfect job. I would get bored otherwise.
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? – Pasta, pasta, pasta!