Kyle Trader was drum major at Niwot (Colo.) High School in 2003. He was a member of the Troopers Drum and Bugle corps as a trumpet player in 2004 and 2005. In 2006 he was a trumpet player for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and returned to the Troopers in 2007. He became drum major in 2008 and joined the visual staff in 2009. Since then he has been helping the leadership and drum majors and has been involved on the leadership committees. Kyle graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in business administration focusing on management and will be starting a master’s degree in not-for-profit management at Regis University in Denver in August.