Billy Bargetzi has performed all over the U.S. and in Europe with some of the finest musical artists in the world, such as The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval, Rosemary Clooney, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and many others. He has also worked extensively at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, on 3 different ships for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, at The Famous Door on Bourbon St. in New Orleans, and has been a clinician and performer for the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE), Florida chapter. A native of Huntsville, Billy grew up in a family where music was the rule, not the exception- After graduating from Grissom High School, he went on to attend The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of North Florida, where he received a degree in Jazz Studies. Currently he lives in Huntsville, joined the faculty at UAHuntsville in 2012, has a large studio of students, does clinics and performs all around the southeast U.S. Billy is a Performing Artist for King Trombones.
Billy Orton realized he would likely not be able to make a living as as basketball player so he followed his calling into church music and has had the privilege to serve leading churches in several states as Minister of Music. He has been able to stay active as a brass player throughout his ministerial career and continues to be in demand as a teacher, clinician, conductor, performer and leader, working with Baptist All-State groups, choral and instrumental conferences, and various musical organizations at all levels (church, community, school and professional). He has served as elected national vice-president of the Baptist Church Music Conference and as guest conductor for both the All-County SSA Chorus of Madison County (AL) and for the elite All-City Chorus of the Huntsville City School System. The music ministries of First Baptist Church touch thousands of lives across the city and region through the Living Christmas Tree and the Spring/Easter concerts.
David Raney currently serves as the director of bands at Sparkman High School. He earned his music education degree from the University of North Alabama and began teaching in 1998. As a member of the Alabama Bandsmasters Association, Mr. Raney has served as District 1 Chairman in addition to various other committee positions within the ABA.