Robin Snyder grew up in Iowa and had one of the first and best jazz bands in the state located in Jefferson, Iowa where he taught high school for 20 years. After military service he attended the University Of Missouri and northwest Missouri receiving his B.A. in music educ. and his masters in music ed. From Colorado University. Robin has played professional saxophone throughout his teaching career and still is teaching elem. bands in the Jurupa school district.
Robin judged extensively throughout southern ca. and taught for twenty years at Bonita high school where his alumni reads as a who’s who in jazz today. Under Robin’s direction the Bonita jazz band was a consistent winner at the Monterey Jazz Festival and was a leader in the early jazz movement in California.