• Started on Baritone in 7th Grade, at W.E. Greiner Jr HS in Dallas under Bill Lively.
• In 9th Grade started String Bass.
• Played Baritone and String Bass at Sunset HS, in Dallas. Also sung in Choir.
• After High School, majored in music at Mt. View College Dallas.
• After one year, joined the Army and found myself in the First Cavalry Division Band at Ft. Hood.
• Spent the next 6 years in three Army Division Bands.
• Except for a little banjo and some other stuff, gave up music for about 37 years.
• Made plans to retire from The Irving Fire Department and get back into music. Bought a Bass and a flugelhorn.
Started with the Town North Band in 2016.
BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN
• Sunset HS
• Mt. View College
• First Cav Band
• 3rd Inf Div Band
• 4th Inf. Div, Band
• Town North Community Band
• UpSwing Band
• Dallas Low Brass Choir
• *New Horizons Band Dallas
• *Jazzland Band
• *Richardson Community Band
• U.S. Army 1973-1980
• Firefighter / Paramedic. 1980 - 2012
• Denton County Deputy 2012- 2018 (Fugitive Apprehension.)
• Asso. Degree Mt. View College
• BAAS Degree West Texas A&M
• You name it, I have probably done it, or it is on my list.
• *Band and Fishing (but not enough)
• Former Professional Juggler, Magician. (Every Firefighter has a part time job!
• Named by Brother and Sister who were 14 & 15 years older and into rocks, fossils, and artifacts