This Day in History: 1924-12-10

Byron Autrey, American trumpeter, served in Navy during WWII, became a junior high band director, won principal in Houston Symphony Orch (but declined because not enough salary), prof of trumpet at Michigan State Univ (1953-90), solo cornet in the Leonard B. Smith Concert Band and Detroit Concert Band for nearly 40 years, clinician for Elden Benge, designed trumpets for many manufacturers, born in Mexia, Texas.