Bonnie Boss

Boss Music


Bonnie Boss maintains a varied career as a soloist, symphony percussionist, pit orchestra percussionist, and back-up musician.  At various times over twenty-four years she was a percussionist with pianist Roger Williams where she toured, was a soloist on his concerts, recorded albums, and made television appearances on Hour of Power, and the Merv Griffin Show.

  She has also spent time on cruise ships as a headline entertainer for Admiral Cruise Lines (now a part of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines) and Cunard Cruise Lines with a marimba show, “The Marimba Magic of Daylin and Boss” and also as a soloist. She was featured as marimba soloist with the Conejo Pops Orchestra on the “New Year’s Eve Night in Vienna” concerts held at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza each year for nine years.   As a soloist, Bonnie has performed with the Southwest Washington Symphony, Inland Empire Symphony at the Redlands Bowl, Conejo Valley Symphony, Conejo Symphony Orchestra, and toured southwest Oregon with the Rogue Valley Symphony.

She also served as contractor and percussionist for the musical production company Theater League where she ran pit orchestras at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and the Alex Theater in Glendate. 

July 2009 found Bonnie at the Koncert Haus in Vienna as orchestra manager and principal percussionist for the International Haydn Festival Orchestra.  She spent part of Summer 2011 as orchestra manager and principal percussionist of the Global Community Orchestra, performing with USN Pacific Fleet musicians for the “Salute to Valor Festival” aboard the Battleship Missouri in Honolulu.

Bonnie holds bachelor and masters degrees from California Lutheran University; and a certificate in Music Industry Studies from UCLA on scholarship from Los Angeles Women in Music.  During June, 2000, she received an “Excellence in the Arts “ certificate award from the Thousand Oaks Arts Commission where she was honored by the City of Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, and the California State Legislature.


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