Avinda DeSilva is currently a student teacher at Texas State University, studying Music Education with an emphasis in trumpet. He is from Round Rock, TX and graduated from Cedar Ridge High School, where his love for music was kindled. Avinda Has studied trumpet with Gilbert Elloreaga (of Grammy award-winning Latin-funk band “Grupo Fantasma”), Dr. Kieth Winking, and Dr. Robert Cannon (of Austin Symphony Orchestra). Avinda DeSilva has played trumpet in multiple Texas State ensembles, such as the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble,Symphony Orchestra, and Bobcat Marching Band. He has also performed with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018. Mr. DeSilva taught marching band as a technician at Lake Travis, Anderson, and Akins High Schools in the Austin Area, as well as working as a master class instructor. In his free time, he enjoys playing board games with his friends, hiking,and reading.