Senior Band Profile: Evan Snyder

After five years of dedication to the band as a trumpet player and member of the indoor percussion ensemble, senior Evan Snyder has been a big part of the band’s improvement over the last several years, and Director David Hock appreciates what he brings to the band.

“Evan has been a strong lead trumpet player, adding a lot to our ensembles in regards to sound, but also helping the younger students learn and improve,” Hock said.

Evan has been a strong lead trumpet player, adding a lot to our ensembles in regards to sound, but also helping the younger students learn and improve”

— Band Director David Hock

Snyder has been involved with the band since his best friend convinced him to join four years ago.

“I first got into music about six years ago when I began doodling on an old electric keyboard that used to be my uncles. After that, I began to take piano lessons because I enjoyed it so much. About four years ago my best friend, Joseph Fadgen, somehow convinced me to visit the band room and the director and it’s been history ever since,” Snyder said.

During the years he has been in the band Snyder has made many friends, and Drum Major Richard Webster knows he will be missed.

“What I will miss most about him is getting to see him and hang out with him because he really helps me, and getting to spend time with him whether it’s running around being teenagers, or taking a nap. Any time spent with him is time well spent. And I’m really gonna miss those times with him when we graduate and go our separate ways for life,” Webster said.

Since Snyder has been in the band for a while, freshman Kaleigh Brodzina knows that Snyder will be difficult to replace.

“Evan graduating will impact the band majorly because he brings so much to the band. His love for music, his hysterical personality, and his ability to help anyone in need. When he leaves, there will be one less trumpet, but this is our chance to make him proud of what his leadership has done for us,” Brodzina said.

Snyder sure does have a personality that stands out, and fellow bandmate Xena Sieminski knows he will do something great no matter where he is.

“He’s really cool. He might seem to be mean at first but when you get to him it turns out he’s a really cool person and is a lot of fun to be around. I’m happy for where he is going in life, and I’m very proud,” Sieminski said.

Since he is graduating soon he will miss many things, yet he will miss his friends the most.

“[I will miss] getting to spend every day with my friends and making the most out of what we can,” Snyder said.

After graduation Snyder plans to Attend College at either Florida Technical University or Embry-Riddle University to get a bachelor’s in Aviation Business Management.