Drum Major: Natalie Doyle
A drum major is the leader of the band. As the leader of the band, one must be willing to give significant time as well as servitude to the band in order for the band to grow and strive. Through the guidance of band directors and instructors, the drum major must carry out instructions regarding the next crucial steps. In order to fulfill these duties, he/she must be equipped with leadership qualities which includes leading by example through both preparation and camaraderie.
Assistant Drum Major/Band Captain: Jason Creelman
The Band Captain is second-in-command after the Drum Major. As captain, he oversees the logistics for rehearsal, performance, and the basic day-to-day needs for our activities to happen! From ensuring that attendance is taken, equipment is set up, and the organization of the band room, rehearsal and performance spaces are properly set up.
Guard Captain: Christina Palmer
The Guard Captain assists our guard instructors in teaching and mentoring new members of the Color Guard in the use of flags, rifles, sabres, and all of the equipment that comes with being a member of the Color Guard. The Captain serves as a liaison between the members of the Guard and the instructional staff. He or she leads by example in learning dance, drill, and equipment work within and outside of rehearsals and performances.
Drum Captains: Natalie DiMario & Abigail Loyson
The drum captain or captains have many responsibilities to manage. Some are: working together with the band director and percussion instructor, making sure everyone has a part in the percussion section, having the right music, fixing any instruments that need to be adjusted for the musician, making everyone feel included, and most importantly having a positive environment. Being a percussionist is a big role in the band because it keeps the other sections on track when playing. That is why it is extremely important that the drum captain or captains are always present and alert during all events and rehearsals. Band can be a challenge at some times but by building a good relationship with each other and having a positive environment within our section, we can go beyond the limits!
Woodwind Captain: Jason Creelman
The Woodwind Captain is responsible for many things within the band program. They are in charge of attendance for their fellow woodwinds. In addition, they have to be around to be a leader in sectionals for their section when asked to do so. The Woodwind Captain must be around at rehearsals and help out their peers with music and marching technique. It is the captain’s responsibility to be present at Officer Meetings.
Brass Captain: Emily Steinmetz
As the brass captain, it is your responsibility to lead, organize, and inspire the section known most for its chaotic antics and tomfoolery. The brass captain must be patient, fun-loving, and dedicated not only to the band but also to your fellow bandmates, especially the brass members. You also must be well-versed in brass instruments to be able to assist the others in any brass-related situation.
Secretary: Emily Steinmetz
The Secretary's role has many responsibilities. They are responsible for keeping track of the minutes during an Officer meeting. Also, they must account what is happening at meetings as well as attendance among their fellow officers. A secretary’s job also entails taking notes of what projects are happening at the time. They also must take note of the Officer’s tasks and responsibilities that have to be done between meetings.
Librarian: Abigail Loyson
The Librarian's job occurs during concert band rehearsals. During the rehearsals, the Librarian is in charge of organizing the music in the back of the room and handing it out when it is needed to the members of the band.
Equipment Manager: Thomas Ohrt
As the equipment manager for the O'Hara band, the student holding the position keeps the band running smoothly by delegating jobs for each member of the band. The equipment manager keeps the instrument shelves organized for ease of use, as well as moving equipment such as the Drum Major Podium from the band room to the field and back. Another aspect of the role is to ensure that the band room is well maintained and organized.