Don Carroll started playing sax in 1958 (he was 13). He got together with a few friends, also just learning to play, and started a rock and roll band. Soon they were getting 'gigs' around their hometown of Houston, Texas.
In 1962 Don Carroll joined the U.S. Navy and spent the next 20 years as a sax player with various Navy Bands including 6 years (1970-1976) with the U.S. Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Md. His Navy years also included 2 years of study at the U.S. Navy School of Music, where he studied such things as theory, harmony, arranging, conducting and composition. Somewhere along the way he started 'doubling' on keyboards.
In 1982 Don retired from the Navy and spent the next 10 years as a keyboard/sax player with a road band.
In 1992 Don returned to his hometown of Houston, Texas where he has since been performing locally and regionally