Peter also performed in several Busch Gardens show bands for many years, as well as being a parrot trainer for many of the show birds. He was a elementary school teacher for twenty years and has been the specialty go-to-drummer of Hampton Roads for many decades. Besides playing as a Delta Dagger, Peter continues his study with Japanese Taiko drumming and is an avid student of feline psychology... Peter Zink, a very cool cat indeed!
Michael was born and raised in upstate New York and is the product of a very progressive school-music system that encouraged exploration of a student's total desire to make music. He has played trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, 'cello, double bass, drums, and percussion, and spent two years marching with a drum and bugle corps, shouldering the bugler's version of a marching tuba.
As a bassist, he likes to blur the lines between jazz, rock, blues, country, and even classical music. He does not consider himself a “genre” bassist, feeling that bass can be applied to almost any situation. He has played bass in pit orchestras (for musicals,) jazz ensembles, Celtic bands, and concert bands, always seeking to broaden his education of how bass works and where he can fit it.