Lloyd Glick has played the trumpet for almost 80 years.
Forty of those have been with the Huntington Beach Concert Band, where he is the oldest player and the only remaining pioneer member.
"I just love playing the trumpet and enjoy the companionship of musical groups," said Glick, 89, who has also spent time with community bands in Los Angeles, Lakewood, Long Beach and Fountain Valley. "It's second nature for me."
Starting this weekend, the 80-piece troupe will host a concert series at 5 p.m. every Sunday throughl Sept. 1. The performances, which are free to the public, will be held in Central Park in Huntington Beach, behind the Central Library. Moonlight Express, Night Blooming Jazzmen and Bob DeSena are on the roster, along with La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashé and Wise Guys, who will take the stage for the first time this year.
Up first is the Huntington Beach Concert Band, which will kick off the summer series with an Americana program, under the tagline "Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4 all rolled into one. Let's wave the red, white and blue."