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Eastman - Rochester New Horizons Music
The Birthplace of New Horizons.  Founded in 1991 by Dr. Roy Ernst, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Chuck Willette:  Trumpet
Member Profile
In my “yoot” I played 1st chair in the Eastridge H.S. concert and dance bands, as well as all-county band. At Clarkson college I only played with the hockey pep band and ROTC Marching Band where I learned my “outdoor” trumpet voice. A few years later, after staring a family, I played trumpet and flugelhorn for a contemporary party/club band known as “Hojack”. My wife, Rosemary, was the lead singer. At that time I also learned how to play the flute. I did that for about 7 years and then set my instruments aside to take up sailing. Fast forward 40 years or so and here I am back at it again playing trumpet with the New Horizons bands (Spring/Fall), the Webster Village Band (Summer), and the Golden Isles Georgia Community Band (Winter). While in Jekyll Island Georgia for the Winter, I sit in once in a while with a southern rock group called “The Wharf Ratz” and play mostly a blues flute and an occasional horn backup tune with a sax player. We are known as “The Wanna Beez Horn Section” (appropriately named!)