Hal Huber: Cornet/Trumpet

Member since? 

Late 2017

How did you hear about/find us? 

The music teacher at West End Academy, Trent Bradford, mentioned it. I don't remember who he knows in the band, dang it!

 

What is your musical background/history? 

At 7 years old, my arms were too short to play trombone, so I got my cousin's trumpet and began lessons. I've played in: the West Valley Junior Youth Band (see photo, C.1967), the drum and bugle corps at Ridgewood Military Academy; Hale Jr. High School orchestra; El Camino Real High School Band (kicked out, Halloween 1976); The Royal Cavaliers Youth Band; 14th U.S. Army Band (sometime drum major), Ft. McClellan, Alabama; Los Angeles Pierce College Band; UAB Community Wind Ensemble; Crestwood Community Band… among others.

What is your favorite “Band Song” to play? 

I love most Sousa and marchy stuff; Dragon's America with the triplets ending; Christmas stuff.

What do you do when you are not playing music? (work/hobbies/for fun???)

Pool is a hobby of mine. I had kids at a pretty young age, and my boys live in Birmingham, so we get to hang out and play. I've done advertising art since 1983, but it has become my side hustle; I teach ESL for Birmingham City Schools. I'm certified to teach Spanish, too.

 

What type of animal/breed of dog/cat/bird/fish/other etc…. best reflects your personality and why? 

According to my mom, an ass. Why do you think I got kicked out of band?

What is your superpower? 

I almost always get a great parking spot, but I attribute that to a higher power.

 

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…) 

Shook hands with Harry James at Disneyland (1981)

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