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Guymon Ensley Hoggatt

If River Rouge, Michigan native Guymon Ensley Hoggatt had his way, he would have had a trumpet stuck in his “jibs” even before he was born. However, Henry Ford Hospital didn't offer music lessons with prenatal care at the time, neither did Northrup Elementary School . . . not until the fourth grade anyway. The trumpet was his instrument of choice even earlier, when his parents Lloyd and Gertrude Hoggatt bought him his first toy trumpet, clad in a thin cardboard carrying case which he proudly carried with him on the first day to school after Christmas vacation was over. The other boys brought toy cap guns and monster robots and the like.

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