I’m Joe and I play trombone with the School of HONK. I’ve been a bass and guitar player all of my life. I stumbled upon the HONK! Festival a number of years ago and immediately fell in love with the music I heard. I dragged my family to the HONK! Fest and other brass shows around town for the next few years, wishing I’d taken up a brass instrument when I was young. I went out and bought a trombone with the goal of, maybe someday, after lots of practice, finding one of those bands to play in. After a lesson and couple weeks of practice I was introduced to School of HONK and I was standing in Davis Square playing in one of those bands I thought was years away! Since then I’ve met so many nice people I now call my friends and have made progress on the trombone in a way that would not have been possible on my own. I rarely miss a week at School of HONK as it’s become an extremely fun and important part of my life.