Cade Lipps, a second year Virtuosi member, is a 17 year old senior attending Seven Lakes High
School in Katy, Texas, where he is in the Wind Symphony under the direction of John Mays and
Desiree Overree. Cade began playing trumpet when he was 11 years old. He also plays in the
orchestra at St. Peters Methodist Church. Cade previously took private trumpet lessons from Dr.
Wes Miller and is currently taking private trumpet lessons from Bob Walp. He has received a
Division One rating for Solo and Ensemble competitions since 7th grade. Cade made Freshman
Region in 2015 and All-Region Band in 2016 and All-region Orchestra in 2017. He was a
member of the AFA Summer Band this year. He is interested in learning to play the piano. Cade
has attended summer band camps at the University of Houston and Baylor University. During his
free time, Cade enjoys listening to classical music, serenading his family with his trumpet,
playing video games, and hanging out with friends. Cade plans to major in music performance
with aspirations of furthering his education by pursuing a masters and doctorate degree in music.