He’s been a fixture in the brass section at California Symphony concerts for nearly 30 years and he plays a loud and shiny instrument… Please meet trumpeter Bill Harvey!

Name:William Harvey
Joined California Symphony:1994
Hometown:Berkeley, CA
College:San Francisco State University, Boston University

Sporting Hero:  Daniel Harvey

Most Looking Forward to Playing in 23/24:  Rhapsody in Blue in January

Favorite Hype Music: MacArthur Park as performed by Maynard Ferguson

What is one line you might say to hype up your section before the big concert?  
Let’s tune up!

What’s the best thing about your section?  Every player could have a solo in their part so we all have to be on top of it.

What’s the coolest thing about your instrument?  It’s loud and shiny!

What’s the coolest thing about being a member of this orchestra?  I can get to work in 25 minutes since the 4th bore tunnel opened.

Thoughts on playing music and playing sports?

Music and sports are the places in middle and high school where students in different academic tracks work together. Also, the mind/body connection is important in both, as instrumental music is a physical art form.

Do you have a message for our fans?  

Thank you for your support and believing in us!

Bill is a valued member of the California Symphony’s all-star lineup of professional musicians. Support the team and music education programs that uplift and inspire our community with a year-end donation and help us reach the goal of raising $50,000 by December 31. Checks (including from Donor-Advised Funds), credit card payments, gifts of appreciated stock, and IRA distributions are all accepted. Donate now or call the office at 925.280.2490.  Loud and shiny or quiet and matt, we appreciate every gift. Thank you!


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