Jeanette Bauman - Accordion
Jeanette has been a member of Alpine Echoes for many years as a professional accordionist. She began her entertaining career playing accordion with her sister for their church community and presently helps manage the band activities and scheduling.
Susan Schwab - Accordion
Sue is a professional accordionist with over 50 years of experience. She has played for a variety of events including wedding receptions, parades, business lunches, dance bands, mall openings, Country/Western barbeques, and many years of restaurant experience.
Barbara Berger - Vocalist
Barbara is a retired high school teacher, teaching both academic English and German. But her talent is singing. She is currently an active vocalist singing with various Portland groups, theatre and light opera.
Rod Waage - Tuba / Bass
Rod is a long time member of Alpine Echoes playing Tuba and Bass. During the holidays you will find him among over 200 Tuba players performing for Portland's Annual Tuba Christmas concert.
Scott Greer - Drums / Trumpet
Scott is a lifelong Portland resident who has played drums in various polka bands for over 30 years. He also serves as the band sound technician.
Past Members of Our Band
Following is a list of past members of our band since it's inseption. These musicians have contributed to the longevity and rich content that makes our band so special.
Terry Rudd - Accordion / Dancer
Mari Rudd - Accordion / Clarinet / Bells / Dancer
Erik Rudd - Bells / Dancer
Ruthie Bargemann - Accordion
Carol Kraemer - Accordion
Jack Willingham - Drums
Hank Kraemer - Banjo / Fiddle / Dancer
Lou Seward - Vocalist
Victor Hatch - Flute / Clarinet
Marilyn Anthony - Vocalist
Vana Baumann - Accordion
Robert Baumann - Banjo / Sound Tech
Madelyn Baumann - Bells / Dancer
Kylie Schwab - Bells