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Ron Eitzen
Tenor Saxophone
Dallas, TX and Santa Fe, NM










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

Started playing Clarinet in fifth grade and in high school learned to play the alto and tenor sax.
Played in the Ponca City OK Marching Band and a Jazz Band through High School
Played in the Oklahoma City University Symphonic Band while in college

BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN

UpSwing for 8 years playing Lead Tenor
Lovers Lane Jazz Band
*NHBD
*Santa Fe Concert Band

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Owned and operated Mack Pak Inc. which distributes plastic packaging films and machinery throughout the Southwest and sold the company in 1999 and retired.
*We like to travel as well as spend a lot of time in Santa Fe.
*Very active in Highland Park UMC, Dallas and ChristChurch in Santa Fe

FAMILY

*Wife is Pat and we have been married for 23 years
*We have 6 children between us and 10 grandchildren

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

*I am building an O Gauge Model Railroad, the second one that I have built
*Active golfer
*Love playing music in the bands

OTHER

*David Mumma, John Blankenship and I all graduated from Ponca City OK High School in 1958 and are currently playing in NHBD
*Our High School Marching Band was selected to March in the Rose Bowl in 1958
*David Mumma got me back into playing my horn after a 50 year hiatus.