Started cornet music lesson at age 7, played in grade school, Junior High and High School bands in Ponca City OK.
Played for my own enjoyment until about age 30. I didnt make a conscious decision to quit I just drifted away from it.
At our 45th HS reunion one of my HS band mates had his trumpet with him and I couldnt get a note out of it.
When I got home I dug out my cornet and sent it off to get it refurbished, after getting some semblance of a lip I told Karen it would be nice to have a band to play in. She found Denton New Horizons Band and I joined in 2008.
BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN
*Denton New horizons Band
*New Horizons Band Dallas.
Played with Vintage Jazz Society Dixieland group until it disbanded January 1, 2019.
Spent 8 years in the US Navy.
Had 3 years of college.
Worked as an accountant With Merle Norman/Nethercutt Chemical for two years.
Worked as Chief Cost Accountant with Norris Industries (Manufacturing bathroom fixtures).
Worked for Kimstock Inc as a plant manager ( fiberglass and marble bathroom fixtures).
Owned a Convenience store in Ponca City for three years.
*Became an independent insurance broker in 1980 specializing in Health Insurance for people on Medicare.
I havent retired and probably won't as long as I am able to continue. I work for myself and enjoy taking care of my clients.
Wife is Karen and between us we have five children, sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Gardening, flowers and landscape shrubs and trees. Roses are my favorites and have 40 rose bushes.
Reading and playing Poker