Retail Manager - N
Joined in
2002
Expertise

Brass, Woodwinds, Orchestral Strings

Teaching Experience

Band Instrument Maintenance Armed Forces School of Music

Musical Interests

Classical, Country, Drum Corps International, Popular, Military Bands

Favorite Instruments

Tuba

Favorite Bands

Virginia Symphony, Tidewater Winds, Local High School and College Bands

Performance Experience

Armed Forces School of Music Staff and Faculty Band, 6th Infantry Division (Light) Band

Education

Studied Instrumental Music Education-University of the Ozarks, Graduate Armed Forces School of Music, B.A. in Business Administration, Completed Band Instrument Repair Training Armed Forces School of Music

Charles

Retail Manager - N

"What a tragedy it would be if we lived in a world where music was not taught to children." General H. Norman Swartzkopf-United States Army

About Me

Hello and welcome to our store. Music and especially the band has always been my passion.  I came to Virginia Beach in 1972 as a student at the Armed Forces School of Music. After graduation I was offered a staff position and stayed at the School as a staff member and eventually Chief, Instrumental Issue/Repair Division before taking an assignment with the 6th Infantry Division (Light) Band in Alaska as Brass Group Leader. Tuba is my instrument. 

I retired at Fort Monroe in 1991 from the U.S. Army and went to work for the Center of Music, Inc. in Portsmouth, VA as the Band Instrument Service Manager and completed my B.A. in Business Administration in 1995.  In 1998 I took on a new job at Mars Music, Inc. as the Band/Orchestra Dept. Manager and soon afterward became the Store Sales Manager and then General Manager.

I have been with Music and Arts for 14 years and have managed the Chesapeake and Kempsville stores.

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