Mr. Wilds is a native of Seattle, Washington. He received his earliest musical training from his father on the highland bagpipes. Later Mr. Wilds’ musical training took him to Central Washington University and Indiana University School of Music. John has held positions as principal trumpet in the New Mexico Symphony and the Mississippi Symphony before joining the San Diego Symphony. John is currently principal trumpet with the San Diego Opera Orchestra, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, second trumpet with the San Diego Symphony and has been a frequent substitute with the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Wilds has recorded for EMI, RCA, Naxos and Koch International.