Vanessa René, a member of the Band since 1989, began
playing oboe at age 13. She has been principal oboe of the
Chelmsford Community Band since 1978 and has performed with the
Yankee Winds, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, the Quincy
Symphony, the Laite Concert Winds, and the Bedford Chorale.
Vanessa has also played in pit orchestras for several Exit Stage
Right Company productions. Vanessa lives in Lowell with her
husband Larry and their three children, Katie, David, and Emily.