From 1957 – 1964:
Accepted into NAVY MUSIC PROGRAM in June, 1957.
Attended NAVY SCHOOL OF MUSIC in Washington, D.C from 1957 to 1958.
Studied advanced musical training in playing, musical theory, arranging, composition and conducting.
Began writing musical arrangements for large and small bands.
From 1958 – 1959:
Toured with Navy Band in Far East performing in conjunction with President Eisenhower’s “people to people” program. Many of my arrangements were a part of our concert program. Performed in Hong Kong, Japan, Formosa, Okinawa, and the Philippines.
Discharged from Navy in March of 1961.
Between 1961 and 1964:
Resided in northern Florida and Denver, Colorado.
Attended PENSACOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE in Florida.