Skyler Mendell is a dedicated music educator and trumpet player. He has been playing the trumpet for 13 years. He holds Music Education and Music Performance degrees from the University of Idaho, where he graduated in 2015. Currently, he teaches full time at Kiona-Benton City High School in Benton City, Washington. Besides this, he performs around the Tri-Cities in various jazz and chamber music groups. He has performed with the Mid-Columbia Symphony, the University of Idaho Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, as well as countless other ensembles. His musical interests cover everything from jazz, to classical, to reggae, to hip hop. Other than music, Skyler is interested in cooking, record collecting, and traveling.