• Started playing oboe in Marshall Texas Junior High and Senior High School 1953 – 1958.
• Left the oboe for college, marriage, children and military.
• Returned to oboe (a Bundy) when daughter started flute in 1975.
BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN
• Marshall Civic Symphony – Marshall Texas 1957-1958
• Park Cities Baptist Church Orchestra
• Richardson Community Band
• Ursaline Academy Musicals – pit band
• Irving Symphony
• New Philhamonic Orchestra of Irving
• *First Baptist Church Orchestra, Carrollton Texas
• *Carrollton Wind Symphony
• *New Horizon Band – Dallas
• Fought the 'Cold War' at Columbus AFB, Mississippi and Earnest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland, Canada – USAF 63-67
• Fought 'Taxes' as a CPA - 1967-2015 -- Can't even spell CPA any more.
• Wife – Judy, daughter – Robin, son – Stephen
• Grandchildren – Elizabeth, plays cello for Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, Debra – artist
• Both grandaughters sing in Lux Benit Choral in Fort Worth
• Grandson – Parker, French Horn in top Hudson Middle School Band – Garland ISD
• Playing oboe and English Horn
• Texas Ranger Baseball
• Needling daughter's mother-in-law about Chicago Cubs