John Huntsberger to entertain the Fillmore Ebell Club
John Huntsberger
John Huntsberger

The Fillmore Ebell Club will be entertained this month by the noted banjo player John Huntsberger, at the Veterans Memorial Building on November 25, 2008.

John is the son of long-time local resident and Fillmore Ebell Club member, Dorothy Stinson.

John plays the plectrum banjo, banjolene, and the ukulele. He first picked up the banjo in 1950. John formed the Northwest Banjo Band, whose motto is, "Have fun with the banjo."

John worked for McGraw-Hill Book Company as a science consultant for the ten western states. This job required that he travel weekly, and on different occasions, to various cities in Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii.

John received his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1972 with a major in Science Education and a minor in the History and Philosophy of Science. He taught elementary and middle school teachers how to teach science in the College of Education and taught Earth Science in the Department of Geology, College of Natural Science at The University of Texas at Austin for twenty-seven years. He retired three years ago.

John's hobbies are banjoing, birding, astronomy, 35mm photography and watercolor painting.

Anyone interested in more information, or becoming a member of the Fillmore Ebell Club, may call Trisha Armstrong at 805-727-1901.