This is the sixth installment of a new series that will highlight the Music for All staff members who work behind-the-scenes to make all of the positively life-changing experiences happen! Get to know each of our amazing staff members, as we learn more about who they are and what they do at Music for All. A new post will be featured every week!
Name/Job Title: David Foth, Event Coordinator
Hometown: Trumbull, CT (attended college at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst).
How long have you been with Music for All?
I started as an Events Intern in 2012 after graduating college. I was hired on full time in 2013 as an Events Assistant and was promoted to Event Coordinator in early 2015.
What is your favorite event at Music for All and why?
I love Grand Nationals! It’s so cool to see 100+ bands from all over the country take over Indianapolis for a weekend, and to witness incredible performances by thousands of extremely talented students.
Do you have a favorite memory of working an event with Music for All?
It was an amazing experience to travel to California earlier this year to watch the BOA Honor Band march in the Tournament of Roses Parade in front of thousands of people and millions more on TV.
What is your musical background?
I started playing trumpet in fourth grade and played through college as a member of both my high school and college marching bands. I also had the privilege of marching drum corps with the Connecticut Hurricanes and the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps.
One thing you couldn’t live without?
During big events and long hours, coffee (and caffeine in general) is usually a must-have.
What kind of music do you listen to?
Anything and everything! I listen to mostly rock (classic, current, alternative, Indie, etc.), but I always try to find stuff I like in other genres.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I’m a HUGE sports fan, and will watch just about any game that’s on TV. I’m a devoted Green Bay Packers and Boston Red Sox fan, and since moving to Indy, have become a fan of the Pacers and Indy Eleven (soccer). I also enjoy spending my time with my girlfriend, Shay, and our awesome dog, Beaux!
What’s a show you’ve binge watched recently?
Currently, I’m re-watching Parks and Recreation – it’s hard to live in Indiana and not love that show! I’m also looking forward to the new season of House of Cards later this month.
Favorite movie not many people have seen?
I really enjoy a lot of the “30 For 30” documentaries that ESPN has produced. As a Red Sox fan, one of my favorites is “Four Days in October” which is about the Red Sox’s incredible comeback in the 2004 American League Championship.
P.S. Fun fact about me: I am the creator and one of the voices for the Facebook page of Kevin, the Grand National Champion Eagle! Follow him here: https://www.facebook.com/KevintheEagle/