MMC Talent Winners: Rudy Hazucha Trio
|How the trio came about is now forgotten. The late Rudy Hazucha (1942-2006) would become an accomplished classical musician as an adult, a proponent of the Suzuki method for teaching the violin. It may be he encouraged the younger boys to join together as an act for the Mickey Mouse Club auditions.
What is known is that after winning the audition, Rudy's mother risked her husband's ire by taking the three boys out to an expensive restaurant, to ensure their tables manners were up to snuff and to give them an idea of what to expect in Burbank. The Trio flew out to California with Connie Teaman, whose mother acted as chaperone for all the kids.