Ronald Holmes plays Trumpet and is beginning his second full season with the Gulf Coast Symphony. Ron began playing trumpet at the age of 11, and went on to major in Music at Kent State University. There he studied trumpet with H. B. Herforth former trumpet player with the Boston Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. Ron, his wife and children moved to SW Florida in 1984. Since that time he has performed with several brass ensembles and Big Bands. Recently, he earned his Masters Degree in Biblical Studies and currently serves as the Director of Instrumental Music at McGregor Baptist Church. He looks forward to the 2017-2018 season with GCSO.