Dr. Brad Snow
Dr. Brad Snow (DMA, University of Southern Mississippi, MM, University of Southern Mississippi, BSed, University of Missouri) serves Missouri State University as Director of Athletic Bands and Director of The Pride Marching Band. In his role as director of athletic bands, Snow administers all aspects of the athletics band program.
Most recently, Snow served as Director of Bands at the University of Missouri where he directed the 350-member Marching Mizzou, conducted the University Wind Ensemble and taught basic conducting, band repertoire, advanced band methods, and graduate conducting. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Missouri, Snow served as Associate Director of Bands at Oklahoma State University and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Southern Mississippi. Snow has also performed as a member of the United States Marine Band at Quantico, Virginia as the band's principal trumpet player and cornet soloist. As leader of the Marine Corps's premier brass quintet, he led performances in Northern Ireland that aired live over the BBC. During his Marine Band tenure, Snow also served as assistant conductor of the concert band and ceremonial band. Snow was the recipient of numerous military honors and awards, including being a finalist for the Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award and two-time recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Snow has also enjoyed success as a public school band director. Under his direction, his high school bands received superior ratings at the local, state, and national levels. Snow is in demand as guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and trumpet player throughout the United States. Notable performances have included performing as part of the opening ceremonies of the International Trumpet Guild conference in Manchester, England, guest conductor of La banda dell'esercito, the Italian Army Band, in Rome, Italy, guest conductor of the Italian town bands of Sacrofano, Matera, and Trecastagni, Sicily. He has also served as the executive administrator of the National Band Association (NBA), the world's largest organization for bands, where he was responsible for the daily operation of the national office. Snow currently serves as the State Chair of the NBA and was previous Chair of the NBA’s Southwest Division where he resided over Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. His professional memberships include the Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Missouri Bandmasters Association, College Music Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.