Student Leaders for the 2022-2023 School Year
Drum Major: Jason Creelman
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.
Band Captains: Emily Steinmetz & Thomas Ohrt
The Band Captains are second-in-command after the Drum Major. As captains, they oversee 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, the organization of the band room, to making sure that rehearsal and performance spaces are properly set up, the Band Captains have a wide array of duties.
Guard Captain: Keira Kpoto
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 Captain: Kaylen Davis
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!
Secretary: Theresa Stolarczyk
The secretary's role has many responsibilities. They are responsible for keeping track of the minutes during an officer meeting. In addition, they must record what is happening at meetings as well as take 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.