How I got started in music & the military
This is the story of how I got started in music and then the military. I started at a very young age playing accordion along with my older sister at an accordion school in Silverton, OH. They were fairly common back then – group lessons and just the basics. We both had small rented accordions. My sister Beth lost interest, but I stayed with it and finally my folks had to get me a full size accordion. I stayed with it for a couple of years after that. Mom would have me pull it out and perform anytime someone visited the house. My big number was 76 Trombones.