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Announcing the return of Tim Snyder as Program Coordinator

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

The 2020 season resulted in many unforeseen challenges with the emergence of COVID-19. While it has been a difficult experience for all, we did not let it define us. The pause in operation has given us the time to self reflect, and work toward establishing an exciting road map for our continued journey.

Today, we are charting a new course, rooted in fearlessness and bold vision. In 2021, we will reset and begin anew.

We are pleased to announce the return of Tim Snyder as Program Coordinator. Tim played an important role with the Troopers from 2013 through 2016, building the largest brass program in Trooper history. He then went on to work with Oregon Crusaders, and The Mandarins during their historic rise to the DCI elite top 12.

"I'm so excited to be back home. We have an incredible opportunity in front of us to not only grow as a drum corps but move on from 2020 and establish a new and exciting Troopers. I have committed to this season and beyond with the following phrase "Embrace who we were with who we can be". -Tim Snyder, Program Coordinator

Kristy Jackson, the Troopers Corps Director had nothing but positive things to say.

"Tim Snyder is the perfect person to lead the creative future of the drum corps. His knowledge and appreciation for the Troopers history heavily influences his vision for what we can be. With the Troopers being his primary commitment, we will experience an incredible impact on our growth as a world class drum corps. His passion for the Troopers, the well being of the members, and his track record both here and abroad makes him the right person to move us into a new decade." - Kristy Jackson, Troopers Corps Director

Tim's Biography

Tim is a freelance arranger/composer, educator & adjudicator. His music has been performed on concert stages and football fields all across America. Tim works as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the country in brass pedagogy.

For 2021 Tim will return to the Troopers as the Program Coordinator.

In 2018, Tim took over the Mandarins brass program guiding them to a top 12 finish, making drum corps history, not only with the Mandarins, but within the drum corps community. In 2019, the Mandarins returned to DCI Finals, this time with more accolades and record breaking achievements. The highest 10th place score in DCI history, first time a new finalist has returned to finals the following year in 19 years. Mandarins achieved BOX5 in 2019 as a brass program for the first time in their history. In 2020, Tim was named a Jupiter Educational Artist.

In 2017, as the caption manager of the Oregon Crusaders, OC had the largest brass turnout in corps history. While at Oregon Tim was instrumental in setting new standards for the Oregon Crusader organization.

As the brass caption manager of America's Corps, The Troopers. Tim oversaw the resurgence of the Troopers to national prominence just missing Drum Corps International Finals by a mere .15 points in 2013 and saw the Troopers to a top 12 finish in brass in 2015. The Troopers continued to grow as a brass team through the 2016 season, which some have said, is the finest Troopers hornline in history.

Tim has learned from some of the best educators in the world; Arnold Jacobs, Donnie VanDoren, Marc Whitlock, Nick Angelis, Brad Kerr Green, Dennis Johnson, Earle Louder, Ray Conklin, Richard Miles, Nick Williams and many more.

Tim is currently the program coordinator DCA Open Class Corps in Cincinnati, Ohio - Cincinnati Tradition - They are a 4-time DCA Class A Finalist, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 and 2-time Open Class finalist , 2018 & 2019. Earning Back-to-Back Class A Championships (2016 & 2017) along with high brass and GE awards in both seasons.

As a tuba tech at Carolina Crown in 2007 & 2008, Tim oversaw the return of the 16-person tuba line to the field since the 1992 Star of Indiana; in 2010 & 2011 Tim was a tech of the first ever 20-person tuba line(s) at the Madison Scouts. Tim has had the pleasure of teaching some of the best tuba lines in the history of activity and many of his students have gone on to teach at the highest levels of the activity.

Tim and his wife founded BOX5 Media. At BOX5 we focus solely on the pageantry arts offering audio and video productions that we feel match our love for the arts. BOX5 has recorded some of the best music ensembles in the world. BOX5 is the go to media company for Drum Corps Associates and many other state music associations.

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