Name: Kevin Armbruster
Birthday: June 16
College: Akron University
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Book: The Inner Game of Tennis
Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz and The Ten Commandments (I’m an old school guy)
Favorite Food: A good steak
Favorite Quote: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
Groups are easier… Boston, Journey, Heart, Steely Dan (can you tell when I grew up?)
Kevin Armbruster began his musical journey with the music store guy telling him he could never play trumpet with an overbite like that! He’s been playing ever since.
As a boy, he cut his chops playing in the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps. Kevin spent every summer playing in stadiums across the country. In high school, he played in every musical organization available… often because it meant he got in free to sporting events.
College was an opportunity to learn the world of music from singing to theory. He used that background to teach the Bluecoats for several years and to lead church singing groups from traditional choirs to contemporary Christian. Kevin continued to play trumpet in a variety of places, from musical theater to madrigal dinners, and more recently in his church praise team.
When his good friend John Jesser needed backup vocals for the VERVE DADDY album Ain’t My Street (available on itunes and at any local Verve Daddy gig!) Kevin gladly took on the task of arranging them and teaching the band vocal harmonies. He also picked up his horn for one of the songs on the CD (buy it and you figure out which one). That led to the creation of the Verve Daddy horns!
Today, in addition to Verve Daddy, Kevin still plays with Joe in their church praise team and regularly runs the sound board – trying to see how loud church music can get.