Walls, Matt

student of Dr. Jim Buckner

I was a student of [Dr. Buckner] and a member of the HSU band for a very very short period in 1998-1999.  I just came across your trumpet alumni website and thought I would send an update should any of my old friends have interest in what has happened to me.  After my year there at HSU I transferred to Texas A&M University where I earned a B.S. in Construction Science.  Currently, I reside in Houston, Texas working for a construction company as an Assistant Project Manager.  Unfortunately, I have not been good about picking up my trumpet and playing.  It’s been years.  But, I remember marching in the HSU band that Fall of ’98 and thinking, “This is what I have been waiting for my entire life…to march in a band surrounded by unbelievably gifted musicians.”  Every since I was a little boy that is all I ever wanted to do.  I would watch the Atlanta, Texas high school band every Friday night (back in the 80’s when they rocked) on my mom’s lap wishing I could be out there.  Even though it was only one year, I am so thankful that I got to fulfill that dream of marching in a great band.  I still listen to my CD of that marching season.  I loved it!