Rick White began playing trumpet early in life and has made it his career. He received a full scholarship to University of Montevallo for music education and received his Bachelors and well as his Masters degrees in music education. He played trumpet and French horn in the 313th United States Army Reserve Band and served as Brass Group Leader and Training NCO, retiring in 1996. He's been teaching instrumental music for some 30 years and has performed with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, numerous touring Broadway productions, and Holiday On Ice. He's also played in many Birmingham area jazz bands including the Eddie Stephens Jazz Combo, Harrison Cooper Jazz Orchestra, Joe Giatinna Jazz Orchestra, Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra and SuperJazz Big Band. He is also called upon to play weddings and funerals.