Rob Carter - Trumpet

Plays trumpet with NJCB since 2018


Number of Years Playing an Instrument

64

Background Info

Band and orchestra and NY state-regional band 1st trumpet (based on A in grade-6 solos) in high school. Graduation award for contributing the most to music programs. Drum and bugle corps participant in college; commander as a senior. Continued to play solo for family and friends during my US Navy career 1972-1998. Played in Salem American Legion Band 2005-2018, (Salem NJ), and in a brass quintet. Played with NJCB 2018-present. Resumed lessons (to see what is possible).

Meaningful Personal Musical Experience(s)

I was in a paid folk-singing group in high school. One other member became Dean of Opera at Curtis. Anther became a professional cellist. Another remains a professional string bass player. And others were similarly impressive, but I have lost track of them. These people inspired me!

Favorite Music Played with NJCB

One thing I like about NJCB is that it exposes me to music I would never encounter on my own. I best like playing Blued Bros, Billy Joel, Sinatra and our Latin-rhythm pieces. I also like trumpet fanfares, like John Williams's Star Spangled Banner.

Hobbies/Interests

I'm a published scientific writer, and continue with that. I walk and play tennis with my wife. I like to read, mainly non-fiction. I am sailing crew of the wooden tall ship Kalmar Nyckel. I have nearby grandsons ages 11 and 13 (who play trumpet and piano); we interact a lot.

 

 

To hire the band for your event or if you are interested in joining the NJCB to bring live music to the public, please fill out our contact form.


This program has been made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Historic & Cultural Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


Contact Us

Name

Email *

Message *

Join the conversation on our Facebook page