im started playing the trumpet due to his grandfather’s musical background and motivation. He played solo parts in city and school bands. Also,he played in IBM’s show band ,Vermont’s Jazz Festival, Palm Beach Symphonic Band, and the American Legion Band. He has a B.S. degree from Marshall University,(WV) , a Master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, and a diploma from the Army Command & General Staff College,(KS.) Jim worked in Human Resources for RCA, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and IBM. He was active with local museum and music groups.