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Gavin Knott

Hometown: Seymour, IA
Major:  Bachelor of Music in Education (Instrumental)
Hobbies:  Playing trumpet, hunting and fishing, watching documentaries
Career Goals:  Direct beginner level band in a mid-sized school
Favorite Trumpet Players:  Louis Armstrong & Herb Alpert
Favorite Trumpet Recordings:  Umbrella Man  (Louis Armstrong & Dizzy Gillespie - Louis is successful despite a sticky first valve); Ropartz's Andante & Allegro  (Reinhold Friedrich); Reiche's Abblasen  (Wynton Marsalis)
Favorite Food:  My Mom's homemade bread
Favorite Book:  Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
Strangest Fact About Me:  Everyone thinks my favorite knit tie was made out of a sock
Coolest/Oddest Musical Experience:  Getting to play in the Centerville Municipal Band every summer with my Dad who played trumpet in school