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Bill Van Petten
Trombone
Allen, Texas










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

Cornet 5th,6th, and 7th grade
Euphonium 8th grade
Trombone High school

BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN

Palos Verdes Community Band-LA 3 years Euphonium
Dallas Shrine Band 5 years Euphonium
*Richardson Community Band 10 years
*New Horizons Band Dallas 10 years,
Frisco Community Band 7 years Trombone
*Summer bands in Michigan: Benzie County 9 years, Northport Community 8 years, Traverse City [NMC] 7 years Trombone

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Michigan Tech BSEE
Raytheon in Wayland, MA
USAF
Continental Airlines
American Airlines

FAMILY

Two grandchildren

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

Travel

OTHER

Grew up in small Michigan towns beside big lakes: Michigan, Huron, and Superior.