Mike Avila

Mike Avila was born and raised in Garden Grove, California. After undergraduate studies at Long Beach State University and The University of Southern California (USC), Mike moved to Florida in 1983 to become the lead trumpet player in the World Class Brass at Disney’s EPCOT center, a position that he held for sixteen years, until becoming President of Local 389 in March of 1999. Mike is currently a member of the Sovereign Brass, a local brass quintet performing throughout the south east. Mike is married to his wife of over 21 years, Rhonda, and they have four children.



I had a problem with an individual at work. When I approached management, the Union was beside me all the way and supported me through a difficult time. Thank you!

— Noel MacFarland