David comes from a musical family. When asked about what influenced him to become a musician he gives the credit to his parents, both of whom are retired teachers. His father was a music and technology teacher and his mother was a piano teacher and band director. His first instrument was the piano, and then he learned trombone, which he picked up after watching his dad play in the community band.
When asked about his most memorable experience playing in the Wilmington Symphony, he says, “I especially enjoyed our most recent concert with Noel Paul Stookey. It brought back a lot of great memories from my childhood when my parents would play or sing Peter, Paul and Mary songs to me”. He adds of his commitment to playing in the orchestra, “I really enjoy getting to reconnect with musicians from my past and making new friends in music.”
When not playing music, David works for Sears Home Services as a Sales Project Consultant concentrating in products such as kitchen remodeling, window replacement, and other home products. His favorite hobby is watching sporting events, especially the ECU Pirates, since that is where he attended college. He also plays golf and volleyball.
His favorite quote about trombone players is from Wagner, who said, "Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them."
In addition to playing orchestra concerts, many of the WSO musicians also provide music for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, anniversaries and birthdays. Many also offer offer private music instruction for both school-age and adult students — please contact each player individually with contact information provided on their biography page.
Mary Jo White
Typical groupings of instruments include string trios and quartets (violin, viola, cello), brass groups (trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba), and woodwind ensembles (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon). Musicians also serve as soloists at special occasions such as:
• HOLIDAY GATHERINGS
• CORPORATE EVENTS
• SOCIAL EVENTS
• DINNER PARTIES
• MEMORIAL SERVICES
• BABY SHOWERS
• and more!