Sing out with Tré: A Student Life Story

Written by: Andreas Fields
Posted on July 17, 2020

GV sophomore Tré Snodgrass wanted to venture outside his major to find a way to get involved on campus, but he found it hard to put himself out there at first. After gathering the courage to try out for one of Grand Valley’s a cappella groups, he finally found the family he was looking for.

Here’s Tré’s story. 

When he first came to Grand Valley, Tré Snodgrass knew that he wanted to get involved in the arts on campus. After participating in band since sixth grade and getting involved in musical theater in high school, he knew he wanted to perform in college. Growing up, Tré felt it was hard to find a social group, but he was determined to find his place at Grand Valley. He found out about Euphoria A Capella over the summer and was interested in giving it a try after talking with the president. However, his nerves got the best of him and he decided not to audition during his first year at Grand Valley.

Tre signing with other students

“At first I was kind of scared because I had never tried a cappella music before,” he says. It wasn’t until the next year that he decided to put his fears aside and try out for Euphoria, and he immediately knew he made the right choice: “When I finished my audition, they started cheering and it kind of threw me off, like woah, they are super, super welcoming.”

Tre smiling

Tré was welcomed into the student organization with open arms. He felt everything coming together over the next few rehearsals, and he began to recognize that Euphoria was more than just a student organization — it was a family.

Since joining Euphoria, Tré has changed in so many ways. “My confidence in myself and confidence in my abilities has grown so much,” he says. Using his talent and his passion, Tré and the rest of the members of Euphoria have been able to impact the Grand Valley community by performing at President Mantella’s inauguration, representing Grand Valley in competitions, and more. Euphoria has given Tré memorable moments, both big and small, and friends he’ll have for years to come. The rush of emotions, excitement, and the pride of performing constantly remind Tré why he enjoys music and being on stage. He has found his family and found his voice.

To find your voice like Tré and make the most of your Grand Valley experience, head to LakerLink to search for a student organization that fits you.

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