Debbi Gibson has been an avid clarinetist and conductor since the start of her career. She views music as a gift and passion that she loves to share with others. A graduate of Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, Debbi holds a BME and Performance Certificate. She has her ME from James Madison University. A retired K-collegiate music educator from schools in Virginia and New Hampshire, Debbi has recently expanded her musical life to include conducting a variety of ensembles and music groups.
She is currently the conductor of the New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, as well as the Carter Mountain Brass Band and the Taylor Community Chorus, all in the Central New Hampshire. Debbi's clarinet has not taken a backseat since retiring from teaching at Laconia School. Her love of the clarinet fuels her as she performs in a local orchestra, several small ensembles and several town bands. She believes that “Music is Medicine”, and enjoys helping people share in the joyful and healing experience that music can provide both through conducting and performing on her clarinet. Debbi lives in Sanbornton, New Hampshire with her Great Dane, Ziva and is surrounded by her children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.