Penn View Brass Band Personnel

John Hunt - Tenor Horn

John found his fatherís 1925 gold-plated Conn trumpet in his grandmotherís attic in 1952, put aside his rhythm sticks, sand blocks, and kazoo and has been playing the trumpet ever since.

He spent 21 years in the aviation side of the Navy and joined community musical groups in many places he was stationed, including participating in a Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra concert. The tenor/alto horn became his primary brass instrument in the early 1980s, and he played it in the Greater Shore Concert Band and the Band of Two Rivers in New Jersey before moving to Pennsylvania in 2008. Johnís other musical side includes playing musical saw and hammered dulcimer in folk music venues, churches, and charitable events. He most enjoyed playing in The Howitzers Mandolin Orchestra in Maine and The Harpsawchords in New Jersey (saw/harp duet), both well-received, nonstandard musical groups.

John currently plays in the Southampton Community Band, Veterans Association of Military Musicians (VAMM), and the Penn View Brass Band. He resides in Fort Washington with his wife, Jo-Ann.