Ron Blais, Advisory Committee Member
Ron Blais is the former Principal Trumpet/Trumpet Soloist of The United States Air Force Band in
Washington, D.C. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Ron moved to the Bay Area to embark upon a free-lance career. He has performed with virtually every
orchestra in the region, including musical theater. He has performed in "Wicked," "Les Miserable," "Edward Scissorhands," and many more. Last year he was Acting
Principal Trumpet of Symphony Silicon Valley.
He enjoys recording for the film and video game industry with the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra. He is an active brass
clinician and coaches local youth bands and orchestras. He is currently Vice- President of Musicians Union Local 6, American Federation of Musicians.
Ron lives in Benicia with his wife Jan who is the Principal Clarinetist in the Golden Gate Park Band.