Trumpet and Flugel Horn
William Barret attended Cal Lutheran University from 1972-1976. He has been a member of L.A. Local 47 since 1975.
Bill has played with a variety of musical groups and performers. Some of the groups he has played in include the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, Bill Tole Big Band, Gary Tole and The Legends of Swing, Dean Mora and his Modern Rhythmists, Ralph Carmichael Big Band, Billy Vaughn Orchestra, Tex Beneke and the Sounds of Glenn Miller, and Holland American Cruise Line.
He has also played with Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Merv Griffin, Redd Fox, Ray Charles, Smothers Brothers, Frankie Valley just to name a few. He's played in the Burbank Symphony, Carson Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Symphony in the Desert (Palm Springs), and Conejo Symphony.
Bill is currently first trumpet with the "Hour of Power" television program and principal trumpet with Cabrillo Theatre here in Thousand Oaks. He teaches privately and continues to freelance and record with a variety of groups.