Tradition is pleased to announce that Tim Snyder will be stepping into a new role as Program Coordinator. Tim has previously worked with the ensemble as a consultant, and looks forward to this new, more involved relationship with Tradition. Tim will also be handling arranging duties for the brass.
BIO - Tim began his teaching career at Shelby County HS, in Shelbyville, KY. He spent 6 years as the director of the jazz program, as well as, one of the assistant directors. During his tenure the jazz program at Shelby County grew from non-existent to an award winning level featuring 2 concerts per year with over an hour of music at each jazz concert. The jazz program was frequently invited to perform across the state and received an invitation to the Kentucky School Official Conference as the premier performing ensemble. This performance recognized the Shelby County Jazz Band as an elite jazz program in the state of Kentucky.
Tim’s drum corps career has spanned more than a decade. He has taught at every level of the activity starting in 1997 with the Div. III Delta Brigade from Arkansas. In 1998 and 1999, Tim assumed the role of brass caption head at Div. II Cincinnati Glory. Returning to drum corps in 2007, Tim joined the brass staff at Carolina Crown as the tuba tech. 2007 saw the rise of Carolina Crown to top 6 status with the 2008 season ending at a top 4 placement and a top 3 brass score. In 2008, Tim oversaw the first 16-person tuba line to return to the field since the 1992 Star of Indiana. With the birth of his son in 2009 Tim took the season off to focus on his family, returning to drum corps in 2010 with the 2-time world champion Madison Scouts. He was the assistant brass caption and tuba tech. In 2010 and 2011, Tim oversaw the first ever 20-man tuba line to march an entire show in DCI. In 2011, Tim also became a brass consultant and ensemble technician for the 5-time DCA World Champion, The Empire Statesmen.
Tim is an avid composer and arranger with several works being performed on a regular basis. He has performed all across the country with the venerable touring act The Moody Blues. Tim has also held principal tuba positions with the Paducah Symphony, Jackson Symphony as well as a substitute position with the Evansville Symphony.
As one of the founders of BOX5 Media, Tim and his wife Robin, focus on solely on pageantry arts videos and audio recordings throughout the country. BOX5 has recorded some of the best music ensembles in the world. This year BOX5 Media produced the Drum Corps Associates World Championships, Drum Corps International Open Class Championships and over 10 other state championship level events across the nation.
Tim lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and two children, Elizabeth and Andrew.