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February 12, 2010 / alunatunes

Meet The Playroom’s David Hodges (Trumpet)

David Hodges is a teacher and performer on trumpet in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas. He grew up in the small town of Ware Shoals, SC where his high school band director, Richard Powell had a big influence on him pursuing a career in music. After high school David earned a BM in music education and performance from the University of South Carolina. He more recently earned his master’s degree in trumpet performance from Winthrop University. In 2009 David began coursework toward his doctoral degree in music.

As a performer David was principal trumpet for the 1998 National Intercollegiate Band in St. Louis, MO. From 1998 to 2002 David performed with the Fatback Band in Columbia, SC. He is recorded on their 2002 CD, The Next Best Thing. He has also recorded with the children’s music band Lunch Money on their 2005 recording, Silly Reflections. Additionally, David can be heard on the Winthrop University Jazz Ensemble’s 2008 recording, Joyous Reunion. Since 2004 David has been a member of the Palmetto Concert Band in

Columbia, SC. He has also performed with the Charlotte Civic Orchestra for the 2007 season and as principal trumpet during the 2008 season. In 2007 David performed with the SC Collegiate Honor Band.David began teaching privately in 2004. His students have consistently earned seats in the SC Region and All-State bands, as well as superior ratings at the SC Solo and Ensemble Festivals. In addition to working as a freelance trumpeter in the Charlotte area, he is also the Music Director at Trinity United Methodist Church in York, SC. He resides in Rock Hill with his wife Carrie. They are expecting their first child in April.


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