Beth (Bowman) Peterson

Dr. Beth (Bowman) Peterson, a 1981 New Trier West Jazz Alum, will be conducting the performance of our National Anthem before over 110,000 when Michigan plays Rutgers, this Saturday, September 23, 2023. To add to the enormous pride we already have for her invitation, it is also Michigan’s Homecoming Game!

Beth recently retired after many years as the University of Illinois Associate Director of Bands.

Some 43 years ago Beth graduated from New Trier West High School after having an illustrious two-year career as a member of the Internationally Acclaimed New Trier West High School Recording Jazz Ensemble. She toured Greece and Romania as a member of the 1980 band and in 1981 received the coveted Benny Goodman Trophy, which is presented for excellence in musical performance, superb leadership, and for providing inspiration to others. Many of her classmates knew that whatever goals Beth had, she would achieve them. From New Trier West, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Ithaca College, to the University of Illinois, Beth paved a path of trailing accomplishments worthy of the tremendous Pride we all have in yet another honor!

So, if you can, tune in to watch, and listen, to her National Anthem performance while conducting the great University of Michigan Marching Band.

Please enjoy Beth’s early accomplishments on this website.

Click Here:  Beth’s Autobiographical Sketch

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Click Here: Hear Beth’s 1980 Recording