November 20, 2000
Rudy Calzada, mainstay of Woodinville Community Band, celebrates 80th birthday
One of the mainstays of the Woodinville Community Band has been trumpet player Rudy Calzada who celebrated his 80th birthday Oct. 12. Rarely missing a rehearsal with the band, Calzada is known for his enthusiasm and love of life.
Audiences can easily recognize Calzada by his special music stand with his name on it and his jazz solos.
He began playing the trumpet at a young age and has played professionally in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and in this country in New York.
When he isn't playing with the Woodinville band, he is performing at the Redmond Senior Center, the Kirkland Center or with the Northshore Variety group. He also plays jazz at private parties.
The Woodinville Community Band, and Rudy, can be seen in "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime," Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Performance Center. Tickets are $7.50 and are available now and until showtime.
The program will feature holiday songs from around the world.
Directed by Ray Guyll, the band is in its seventh year. Newcomers are always welcome. Rehearsals are Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Leota Junior High School.
Call (425) 483-5323 for additional information.