Nancy Kores is the mainstay of the baritone section and a board member. She has lived in the Cottonwood area since 1971 after moving here from Scottsdale and previously to that, Northern Minnesota. Nancy was a former high school and community college home economics teacher. She has been in the band since approximately 1997, almost as long as the band has been in existence. Nancy had previously played in her high school band. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and quilting.