My hobbies include musical activities, outdoor adventure, and computers. If I am not working you can find me doing one or more of these things.
I guess that you can say that started playing music with my first piano
lessons when I was about 6 or 7 years old. That did not last very long, but I
still had the musical bug. When I was in junior high school I found the form of
music that I liked. Brass. I started on trumpet. When braces hit, I moved to
Baritone/Euphonium. From there I branched off to trombone, tuba, and
percussion. I have always done the marching band in school, but in 1991 I
Corps. My life has never been the same. I have been involved
with the activity to some degree or another ever since. But, I am not only a
drum corps nut. I love music and playing music in general.
Current Musical Groups
The California Repercussions is a group of ex-bandpeople of various schools
that enjoy play music from traditional to rock. This is fun and exciting
organization to play with. We play at many locations around Northern California
on a regular basis. Check out the homepage for our next gig! We are always
looking for new places to play too!!!
San Francisco Renegades: The
SF Renegades are a senior drum and bugle corps that was founded in 1999.
Members from many other drum corps and the like comprise this group. Drum Corps is Evil and Loud is
Good are what the Renegades live by. You don't want to miss us when
we come to your area. Check out the homepage for a performance near you.
Hanging out in the doors is something that I love to do. I like camping and
hiking the best. But, any outdoor activity is better then working. One of my
favorite activities is camping with friends. Yes, it is car camping, but the
fun of being able to hang out with your friends over the fire and a beverage in
your hand is great. We try to have a camping trip like that once a year in the
Sierra Nevada Mountains. Usually in the Lake Tahoe area. I wish that I could do
it more often, but getting everyone together is hard.
Because I can not go camping all the time. I satisfy my outdoor calling by
doing day hikes around the Northern California area. There are some great day
hikes that are not that difficult in which you can see some great areas, but
still be home in time for dinner.
Something that I have not been able to do in a while, but still love it is
backpacking. I think that is the true essence of camping. Being able to carry
everything into an area on your back and be alone with the outdoors is just
great. When I am not so bogged down with all my other hobbies a long
backpacking trip will be in the works.
What can I say. Hacking on the keyboard is something that I have been
enjoying since I got my first computer so, so many years ago. For the triva
minded, my first computer of my own was an Amiga 500. Since then I have been
using anything that I have been able to get my hands on. Currently, I use a Mac
for my personal use. But, because not everybody has seen the light, I have a PC
and work on it too.