Lynn Hansen has played Principal flute with the DeKalb Municipal Band for 25 years. Hansen attended Augustana College and has degrees from DePaul University and NIU. Hansen has played in several different ensembles in the Midwest, and in DeKalb can be heard in the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the folk group Bend in the Road, and in the pit of Stagecoach Players. Hanen maintains a private flute studio and is founder and director of Crosswinds Flute Choir. One of the benefits of playing a smaller instrument is that it is easy to take when you travel and so she has played in several places in Europe, at the Sydney Opera House and at a Masaii music festival in Tanzania. Lynn also serves as Personnel Manager of the DeKalb Municipal Band.