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.



Also, recently our (the musician’s) involvement in a long running local show was terminated a few days before the show was to start rehearsals to re-open. Fortunately, with the union’s legal support and our patience we were back at work shortly thereafter with the same show and better contracts.

— Larry McRae