Outside of musical activities in high school, achievements were made by performing in the Danville Municipal Concert Band for two years. Two Danville Light Opera performances of "The Music Man" & "Sugar". Music for Sugar was on the Chicago Big Band era.




In March, at 15 years of age, David was chosen by local band directors to perform with William "Cat" Anderson, Duke Ellington's trumpeter of 27 years.

It all started here on Dad's '58 Slingerland drums and Zildjian cymbals.

Concert at Catlin High School.

Catlin, Illinois.