99-year-old gives musical gift to friends on birthday

99th trumpet

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 99 year old celebrated his birthday Sunday not by taking gifts from friends, but rather giving them a free concert.

Marvin Henry’s trumpet has taken him from San Antonio to New Orleans. He started playing trumpet when at age 11 and has not stopped since.

His most recent stop is Emeritus Senior Living, where he continues to entertain the crowd.

At 99 years old, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

“Well all I know is the Lord has had his hand on my shoulder all my life so that’s the only answer I’d have,” Henry said. I’m very fortunate.”

Henry plans to show off his skills next year with another session at Emeritus.

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