Bleached Blondes Band


At home in Providence, Utah, serving Logan and Cache Valley.

JAN Richins grew up in Logan with 10 older brothers and sisters. They all love music, sing and play musical instruments. She is married to Ron Richins. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Jan owned a dance studio for 30 years and has coached and judged for many high school drill teams over the years. She runs two dance competitions each year. She was the executive director for the Celebrate America show for many years. She has been singing her entire life and has enjoyed being in musicals at Ellen Eccles theatre as well as performing 1940’s style music with 2 sisters and country music with 2 brothers. She is super excited to be in the Bleached Blondes Band.    
    HEATHER Overly received her BS in Music Therapy at Utah State University in 2001 and has been board certified and practicing for 20 years. She owns and operates Overlymusical LLC, and loves serving the elderly, Hospice patients, adults with addiction as well as children, teens and adults with special needs. She teaches music development classes for parents and children ages 0-5 and group guitar for teens and adults. Heather and her husband Devin live in Smithfield and are the parents of four. She joined up with the Bleached Blondes in 2021 and may be changing her hair color soon.
JACKIE Freeman, after returning from an eighteen-month mission in England, is excited to be rejoining the band on keyboard. She loves being with these talented women. Jackie and her husband, Mike started their life in Cache Valley 36 years ago. After spending time living in Laramie, Wyoming and Cedar City, Utah they landed back in Hyde Park, Utah. She loves Cache Valley. They raised six children and so far it’s paying off with seven grandchildren. Her most favorite thing is hanging out with her kids and grandbabies because they are a whole lot of fun.
Jackie loved teaching music for fifteen years at Park and White Pine Elementary in Richmond, Ut. She loved her music students. Jackie and Mike are trying to figure out this retirement thing but she is so excited to be back playing music with the girls.
    ROBIN Donahoe is from Logan, UT. She has performed in many local theater productions alongside her sister, Jan — singing and dancing. Music has always been an integral part of her life, and she loves being a part of the Bleached Blondes band. Getting reacquainted with her violin after 35 years has been fun and rewarding. Robin is also learning to play the mandolin and ukulele. She owned and operated her own dance studio for over 10 years. Other work experience includes doing medical transcriptions for over 25 years, and she has taught English at local middle schools for the past 13 years. Robin has 5 children and 10 grandchildren who are the lights of her life. She enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, quilting, reading, and playing games with her family.
KATHI Bischoff has played with the "Hot Flashes" and "Mood Swings" bands and now feels fortunate to have the right hair color to be able to play with the "Bleached Blondes Band." Kathi believes in "Growing your own Best Friends" referring to her five children and seven grands. She currently lives in North Logan with husband Jon. She loves outdoor adventure and claims to be "solar powered."  She's also claims to be really good at eating leftovers and collecting scars. Making music on her bass guitar with these talented ladies feeds her soul and is a highlight in her life.    
    KAREN Campbell marches to the beat of a different drum- usually the one she is pounding on. Her experience with music began with the cello. In the more mature years, she played percussion with the Hot Flashes and Mood Swings bands and currently with the bluegrass band, Down Yonder. She enjoys any activity that results in rolling, sliding, flying, bouncing or messing up her bleached blonde hair. She has taught swimming at her home for over 3 decades. She and her husband (Sound Man) Wayne raised 5 children in Providence and now enjoy 20 grands.
WAYNE is the 10th of 11 children, raised in Logan and Juniper, Idaho on the family dry farm. He retired from Campbell Scientific after 38 years and now tries to sneak out to his farm whenever possible. He plays the roll of “Sound Man” for the ladies. No one can coil a cable quite like Wayne.    

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Heritage Center - 23 Sep 2022
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