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A native of Dallas, Texas, Philharmonic trumpeter BOYDE HOOD earned degrees from both the Eastman School of Music and Ball State University. He has been a member of the Dallas and Milwaukee Symphonies, assistant principal of the Rochester Philharmonic, and first trumpet with the Marlboro Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Hood joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in January 1982 and has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl; as a conductor, he has led Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra brass musicians in several fanfares. He appeared at the John Anson Ford Theatre in a Chamber Music Under the Stars event in August 1995.