Fred Buda is a retired drum set player for the Boston Pops after 35+ years. He has been heard on countless recordings and been seen on televised programs swinging the Boston Pops under the baton of Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart. An alumnus of the Herb Pomeroy Big Band, Buda leads the Jazz Pops All-Stars Ensemble and Jazz Pops Swing Ensemble.
Fred is a retired principal timpanist for the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and now serves as the new personnel manager for the Boston Ballet. Mr. Buda is the supervisor of orchestral personnel for the Wang Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Theatre in Boston, MA.
Fred Buda currently serves on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell teaching drum set and percussion. Mr. Buda formerly served as chair of percussion at the Berklee College of Music.
Fred Buda is a Zildjian Artist and Yamaha Clinician.