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Jim Shouse
Euphonium
Dallas, Texas










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

Played no musical instruments until after taking early retirement in 2008
After attending a TubaChristmas concert, began taking euphonium lessons in 2009, and joined NHBD several years later

BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN

* New Horizons Band Dallas

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Worked first for Texas Instruments and then for Raytheon as a design engineer in their military equipment areas
Took early retirement at the start of 2008

FAMILY

Wife, Jane
Dog, Dudley
Brother in Oklahoma and sister in Dallas

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

Volunteer weekly at Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas Arboretum and Texas Discovery Gardens
Active in Dallas chapters of Texas Master Naturalists and Native Plant Society of Texas
Participate annually in Texas Archeology Association Field School (week long arch. excavations in Texas)
Participate in Dallas Zoo conservation activities in Texas
Volunteered weekly building houses for 10 years with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

OTHER

Jane and I love to travel, and have been fortunate to visit many exotic and fascinating destinations throughout the world. Still have visits to Egypt and Turkey on our wish list.