Danny Arnold, a graduating senior at Firelands High School, is proud to announce that he has been hired to be a trumpet player in the United States Army Band Program. Danny started the trumpet at the age of six under the instruction of his father, a band director at Keystone Middle School. After a few years, he progressed on his instrument surpassing his father’s expertise and began taking lessons with Rich Pokrywka, from Baldwin Wallace University. After several years of taking lessons with Pokrywka, he furthered his studies with Jack Sutte, who is second trumpet in the Cleveland Orchestra. Throughout his high school career alone, Danny has been a part of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, the Mighty Falcon Marching Band, the Firelands Concert Band, the Firelands Jazz Band, and his own brass quintet. He has also gone to several music festivals such as the Ohio State Jazz Camp and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He has also been a part of the Oberlin Choristers and has had a role in several plays and musicals with the Mad Factory. Danny has been actively involved in music and the arts his entire life and has always had a great love and passion for music. This being said, he is ecstatic to be a part of the Army Band Program starting this September and to be starting his career as a musician.
Congratulations to Danny on his great accomplishment!