Phil Lesh: School and college bands and orchestras: 1954 to 1960
||El Cerrito High School|
Phil Lesh played in El Cerrito High School marching and concert bands after starting to play trumpet instead of violin.
||Berkeley High School|
Phil Lesh played trumpet in the band, the orchestra and the dance band at Berkeley High School.
||College of San Mateo|
Phil Lesh wrote for and played trumpet in the College of San Mateo jazz band. A tape of the band exists with Lesh playing on five pieces: I'll Remember April; Wail Frail; Finnegan's Awake and two whose titles are not known.
||Hanson's Young People's Symphony Orchestra|
Phil Lesh played first trumpet for this orchestra.
||Oakland Symphony Orchestra|
Phil Lesh played second trumpet for this orchestra.
(Note: the information on this page is taken from A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, Dennis McNally, 2002 and Garcia: An American Life, Blair Jackson, 1999.)