Meet The Rounders Musical Director Steve Cantin
Steve moved to Brandon, Florida in 1983, to graduate from Brandon HS in 1990. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 1997 from The University of Tampa, where he met his wife Emily, also a trumpet player. He served as a travel host for the Outback Bowl from 1995- 2012 for bands attending the bowl game, assisting with the half-time show on game day. Steve began an 11-year teaching career in Hillsborough and Pinellas County, while continuing to perform and judge solo & ensemble students for the Florida Bandmasters Association. Since leaving the public education system, Steve continues to work with local area high school bands (Dunedin and Eastlake) and maintains a full studio of private trumpet students.
His performance work includes several drum and bugle corps including 2-time DCI World Champions, The Phantom Regiment. Steve joined the Second Time Arounders in 2002 and travelled with the band to Savanah for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and to the 2008 Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade. He’s also known to perform, from time to time, with the Dunedin Concert Band and the Florida Brass.
His current day job is running the Parts Department for Johnson Controls in Largo Florida. He currently resides in Clearwater with his wife Emily, and three children Dylan, Claire, and Ellis.
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