Angela Woodcock started singing as a little kid, and began piano lessons when she was eight. A few years later, she played in the band, percussion, playing the cymbals with the high school marching band.
“And then I taught myself how to play trumpet. My dad had a trumpet, he was a trumpet player in his high school band, and there was one in the attic, and I became bored playing the drums and they wouldn’t let me play the big drums, because I couldn’t carry them. I found a book, and my dad taught me how to blow into the trumpet, the embouchure.”
She told her band director she wanted to play the trumpet, tried out for it, and started with the band. In high school, the new director said “French horn,” and she went to All State district band with that.
Throughout, Angela had been singing, and started taking voice lessons in college, as well as private lessons. Classically trained, she is equally comfortable with jazz, and ran with her talent to become Miss Pender County, and again to compete for Miss North Carolina.
Angela continues to sing in her church choir, and has sung with the Opera House Theater in the Thalian Association.