mae-elisa jean salvador - trumpet, french horn, clarinet, flute, saxophone, classical voice, classical piano
Mae-Elisa Jean Salvador graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A degree in music. Her main focus was specifically music education. She was involved with her high school marching band and drum line for all four years of her high school career. After graduating from high school, she performed with the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Percussion playing the marimba. In college, she began to study piano under Dr. Teri Yumae from Solano Community College then later, Dr. Roger Woodward at San Francisco State University. While attending SFSU, she participated in the University Chorus Ensemble and Chamber Singers Ensemble as a Soprano, while also participating in the Wind Ensemble playing concert percussion and clarinet.
Mae-Elisa has been working with children since she was a junior in high school, first starting off as a volunteer teaching music at Oakbrook Elementary School. She continued working as a front ensemble instructor with Crystal Middle School, then John Swett High School, and now Rodriguez High School. Mae-Elisa wishes to be as inspiring as her past music mentors and continue sharing her passion for music with students. She aspires every day to learn more so that she can teach more through her musical journey.
andrew snyder - trumpet, piano, guitar
Andrew Snyder is a performing trumpeter, guitarist, and pianist. He completed a PhD in ethnomusicology at UC Berkeley in 2018 focused on the brass music of Rio de Janeiro's carnival. He is co-founder of San Francisco's Mission Delirium Brass Band, a group that has toured to Brazil, France, Spain, and around the United States.