Mr. Crane was raised in The Dalles, Oregon and participated in music classes since his 6th grade year. After numerous experiences throughout middle and high school, he went on to attend the University of Oregon after seeing the Oregon Marching Band perform at the annual Festival of Bands competition. He auditioned for the drum line and, a couple years later, found himself as the section leader. His involvement in the UO’s athletic bands also included 3 years of performance with the yellow and green garter bands, a high quality and demanding ensemble with dozens of performances a year. Mr. Crane has also performed with the award-winning OC Indoor, The Oregon Wind Ensemble, the UO Symphony, Orchestra Next, the Eugene Symphony, and the Oregon Percussion Ensemble. His other projects included After School Productions (a nonprofit theater company in The Dalles), teaching for various high schools, and a handful of community performances.