Dunn, who is affectionately known as “Corky” to the members of our band,
started playing the trumpet at age fourteen. He played until his twentieth
at which time he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he spent the next four
years on active duty. He then took a long vacation from playing the trumpet
(twenty-eight years to be exact). After this hiatus, his friend, Al Krentzman,
encouraged him to “pick up the horn” and start playing again.
regaining his performing skills, Corky started playing with the Shriners
Brass Band. At a later time he was introduced to the baritone horn by a
conductor who provided him with an instrument and gave him the opportunity
to perform with his band. In addition to the trumpet and baritone, Corky
also plays the valve trombone.
Corky occupies the first trumpet chair with the Stratford Community Concert
Band and also performs with the Milford Community Band on baritone horn.
He possesses a keen sense of humor which he freely shares with his fellow
band members. In addition to his musical interests, he enjoys the company
of his five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.