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Bill Bates

Baritone & Trumpet

No one quite knows where Bill gets his energy, but he's always the most enthusiastic member of the bunch! (He's even in a good mood before his first beer! We just can't figure out how he does it....)

Bill doesn't limit his musical endeavors to the Chico Bavarian Band. He's also a long-standing member of the "Half Moon Bay Marching Band That Does Not March" (you've gotta love a band with a name like that!), and is both a member and the manager of the Deutscher Musikverein in San Francisco.

As a steadfast member of the Chico Bavarian Band for many years, we can always rely on Bill to be there when we need him. Sometimes he even plays his horn!