Jim Bentley

Jim Bentley – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet

How long have you been playing and when did you start? (School, age, etc.)
Since 5th grade

What other groups (if any) have you played in over the years or are you currently playing in? Please include military.
Honeywell Band, Minnetonka Concert Band, church work

Have you played continuously, or did your instrument gather dust in the closet for several years? What brought you back?
A break between ages 22 and 32

What do you like about playing in Northern Winds?
Making music, the fellowship, entertaining the outside world, being president

Anything else you would like to include: Current employment, school, (music degree), retirement, family—whatever you would like known about you!!
Retired engineer; son plays in the group