Larry Coleman: Trumpet
How did you hear about/find us?
My wife met Stacy at railroad park and got her information since she knew her hubby loved to play in a band.
What is your musical background/history?
Been playing trumpet since 9th grade. Played professionally some. Was recorded on one gospel album. Played taps at military funerals. Did over 150 funerals.
What is your favorite “Band Song” to play?
Tribute to Bob Marley, Getaway by EWF, Talking Out the Side of Your Neck by Cameo.
What do you do when you are not playing music? (work/hobbies/for fun???)
Spending time with my girls and motorcycling.
What type of animal/breed of dog/cat/bird/fish/other etc…. best reflects your personality and why?
Not sure on this one. I am a little odd I guess. I like serious fun stuff like riding motorcycles or flying helicopters. All the parts of marching band that everyone else hates I enjoy. I will let you pick an animal for me.
What is your superpower?
Tell us something fun! You know, like “That one time at band camp…” Or elsewhere. (funny anecdote/story/amazing coincidence/hidden talent/celebrity encounter, etc…)
The funniest thing I can think of is when I was younger I was tasked with playing a solo at church. They always asked me to play solos so that wasn’t anything new. I was announced and then I went to the front of the fellowship hall with my sheet music to prepare to play. I pretty much knew the song but needed to sheet music for some parts. I started playing the song. A bunch of whole notes in the beginning. So far so good. Now I needed to reference the sheet music and as I played nothing sounded right and the music didn’t look right. I looked at the top and saw I had the right song but it was written for saxophone and not trumpet!!! My eyes got really big as I made up the rest of the song. Mind you I was very much at the beginning of a song that everyone was familiar with. So I couldn’t just end it.