The Family That Plays Together

We love this story about the Rink family.

Bob and Stacia met while in band at the University of Puget Sound. Thirty years later, the couple and their three children recently returned from performing abroad as a family with the Tacoma Concert Band.

“I’ve played with the group for a long time,” Stacia said. “They were looking for people to go on this trip, and I said I’ll go, but I’ll take my kids.”

Fortunately for the family, the band needed spots to fill, and the couple’s three children just so happened to play the instruments required to complete the band.

Their oldest, Kyle, plays the trumpet; middle child Andrew plays the tuba, daughter Mikaela plays the clarinet, and with Stacia on the saxophone and Bob, a band teacher at Ferrucci Junior High, playing the clarinet, the family filled out the band.

With Kyle playing in the marching band at Boise State and Andrew heading off to Washington State in the fall, Bob and Stacia saw the trip as part of their limited window where they could travel and play as a family.

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