Rick is the Director of Bands with Walker County Board of Education at Parrish
High School and Parrish Elementary School. He is teaching in his 34th year as a
Music Educator. Rick has retired from the 313th U.S. Army Reserve Band in Birmingham, Alabama
with 27 years. In addition to playing Trumpet, he played French Horn in the
Concert Band. During his tenure, he held the positions of Trumpet Section
Leader, Brass Group leader, and Training NCO.
He is a member of The Joe Giattina Dance Orchestra, Alabama Blues Machine, Aria
Brass, Supper Jazz Big Band, and Power and Glory Christian Jazz Band. He has
performed as substitute Trumpet for the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra,
Canterbury Brass Quintet, and Big Daddy’s New Band.
Rick has performed in the pit for Vickey Carr, Tom Jones, and Kathy Rigby in
“Peter Pan”, Holiday on Ice, and Ringling Brothers Circus. Also, numerous
productions held at Town and Gown, Dane Peterson Theatre, with other free- lance