Bruce Formsma, originally from Zeeland, is the principal trumpeter for the Holland Symphony Orchestra. He graduated with honors from Hope College and received his masters degree in performance at the University of Michigan. He returned to Hope as a trumpet instructor for nearly ten years and also was a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony for nine years. For twenty five years he educated young musicians, most recently at Zeeland Christian School. Currently he is a private trumpet instructor and a frequent soloist in the area.