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Robert (Bob) Gent
Oboe, English Horn
Farmers Branch, Texas










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

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

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

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.

FAMILY

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

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

Playing oboe and English Horn
Reading
Texas Ranger Baseball
Needling daughter's mother-in-law about Chicago Cubs

OTHER