I began playing the saxophone in fifth grade when I joined my elementary school band. The school owned a baritone saxophone and I was willing to play the thing and so I began my musical journey. I played baritone saxophone until eighth grade when I made Mid State for the first time. I then continued to make mid state every year after that. While in High school I made all-state band every year I as eligible to try out (three consecutive years). I was a member of the all county band in Rutherford County every year from 7th grade until i graduated high school. I joined the Tennessee Youth Jazz Orchestra my sophomore and junior years in high school. Somewhere along the way I picked up the guitar and bass. I have been playing music for a long time and I love it.