Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals
Donna is the very heart of the Mystics and with good reason. A musician by age 9, at 13 she was singing and playing guitar in her father's locally acclaimed country band. From then on she has been an integral part of the music scene in Central New York, appearing in every type of venue imaginable, from Fire Halls to Ballrooms, open-air festivals to banquets.
Included in her many accomplishments was winning first place in a performing contest in New York, then going on to sweep a nationally-televised contest against 60 other contestants in Nashville. This lead to a spot in the prestigious Nashville Talent Showcase, where she captured second place out of 20 finalists.
Closer to home, Donna has been selected as the New York State Country Music Association's Vocalist of The Year as well as Entertainer of the Year. In 2010, Donna was inducted in the Cortland Country Music Hall of Fame in Cortland, New York & in 2017 Donna received the Lifetime Achievement Award as voted on from her peers. Donna Minnoe, A True Entertainer who strives on making sure everyone is entertained!