Annual Student Soloist - Lovezzola Music Award Winner

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Braden Michael Waddell

Student Soloist

Graham-Kapowsin High School


Braden Michael Waddell

Braden has been playing the trumpet since the sixth grade and joined the Tacoma Youth Symphony in the eighth grade. He has played in Washington D.C., Japan and last spring with a professional pit orchestra in a Palm Springs production of The Music Man . He has also played in the All-Northwest Orchestra and won 2nd place trumpet soloist at state the last two years.

Braden has been actively involved in baseball, football, wrestling, and basketball. He played varsity football at GK High School as well as varsity wrestling, where he placed 10th in the state as a junior. Singing has also recently become a passion and he competed at state as a tenor soloist as well. 

Braden plans to attend Central Washington University this fall to major in music performance.