Randy began playing french horn in the third grade on the recommendation of the band director.  He played through high school where he was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award for musicianship and into college where he palyed horn in the symphonic band and in the college horn club.  After he put horn down in favor of family and professional obligations, but picked it up again in the mid-1990s first with his church orchestra and then the Zephyr Brass Choir.

Randy is a charter member of Zephyr Instrumental.