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Ernie Hammond
Trombone
Carrollton, Texas










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

My musical experience began when I was in the 3rd grade and my grandfather bought a cornet for me at a garage sale.
The cornet was in pretty bad shape and didn't last very long.
In the 5th grade I decided to learn the viola in the school orchestra.
I also wanted to be in the band so I decided to learn to play the tuba.
When I got to high school, I quit the viola and I switched from the tuba to playing the trombone.

BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN

I played in grade school, high school and junior college bands and orchestras in Independence, KS.
Blue Notes Dance Band when I was in Independence Junior College.
Mid-Continent Community Band at Riverside Park in Independence.
*Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Orchestra in Carrollton.
Handbell Choir at Prince of Peace.
*Town North Concert Band (joined some time around 1995).
*New Horizons Band Dallas (joined in 2018).

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

I had a paper route and I also worked in a ladies shoe store while I was in high school and junior college.
I enlisted in the Air Force in 1962 and was discharged in 1966.
We moved to Ottumwa, IA where I taught computer systems and programming for 5 years at Indian Hills Community College.
In 1971 I was promoted to head of the data processing department.
In 1974 we moved to Carrollton where I was in charge of systems and programming at a publishing company named National Share Graphics that went out of business around 1998.
I worked at a few jobs after the company went out of business until 2002, when I accepted a job as assistant manager at Dollar General.
I kept that job until I retired in 2010.

FAMILY

My wife Dee and I were married June 14, 1964 in Omaha, NE.
I was stationed at Offutt AFB at Omaha; Dee was a teacher in Omaha.
Each of our 3 children have been involved in music ever since they started in school.
Marty plays trombone, Craig plays trumpet, and Sally plays clarinet. Sally's husband Chris plays clarinet.
We have 11 grandkids, most involved in music.

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