began studying trumpet in 1936 and played in US Army 41st Division Band in WWII.
He earned a BS in Music Education from the Univ of Oregon in 1949 and a MS in Secondary Education from the Univ of Oregon in 1958.
taught "Band" 18 years in Oregon and Texas.
While band director at Roseburg
, the high school band was selected as the "honor Band" for the 1960 Portland Rose Festival.