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Kingston Bridges (’24)

February 15, 2023

Required to learn an instrument in the Middle School, Kingston Bridges (’24) said he settled on the trumpet and, from then on, realized how much he enjoyed creating music. 

“It was really fun to get to explore this new instrument,” Bridges said. “As I started playing, I found that music is a really interesting medium of expression that really spoke to me.”

Moreover, Bridges said as he continued to play the trumpet, he discovered trumpet players who inspired him, such as Alison Balsom. 

“One of the first pieces I heard by her was ‘Libertango,’” Bridges said. “That was really inspiring to me.” 

Bridges said his proudest moment was being invited to play in the Texas Music Educators Association.

“I was really nervous, but it felt really good to play out there in front of so many people,” Bridges said. “It’s by far one of my proudest moments, so I’m happy I got to play there before moving here.”

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