I started playing trumpet in 5th grade because my uncle used to play, and he graciously gifted me his old trumpets. I participated in middle school jazz band and concert band. In high school, I did marching band and concert band for all four years, and jazz band from my sophomore through senior year.  At Brown, I played in the pit orchestra for BUGS production of Iolanthe in Spring of 2009. I continue to practice trumpet on occasion at Berkeley.