Sitting at the head of SB Magazine’s conference table, Evan Wilson proclaims he wants to be a “boss.”

“That’s why I sat here,” he said, half serious, half joking.

The 18-year-old Hunting High School senior has his sights set on making it big one day in the music community. Will he become a CEO? Or maybe a producer? All he knows is that he likes spending money and that requires boss status. First thing’s first, though — he has to get a job.

“I’m trying to get a job now before college,” he said. “I’ll do anything.”

Anything? Hopefully Evan finds a job doing what he loves — making music. While his first love was the drums, he’s moved on to pursuing the trumpet. “I practice every day,” he said, noting that it’s been seven years since he first picked it up. And when he’s not practicing, he’s listening to music. His preferred genre is rap, but he said he’s gotten into country, too. He also is an avid player of basketball and football.

Evan’s big dream is to become a band director. His plan for this fall is to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge majoring in music.

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