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Besides the directors and staff, a great deal of the teaching of the WVU Band is done by students who assume various leadership roles as section leaders and/or rank leaders. These students are responsible for many of the musical and marching aspects of the band. Without their skills, a band of our size could literally not function.

Jenn Biebel
2017 Trumpets
Jenn Biebel
Shepherdstown, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Exercise Physiology
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Sarah Bloomquist
2017 Clarinets
Sarah Bloomquist
Charles Town, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Music Education (Clarinet)
Leadership PositionClarinet Section Leader & Assistant Rank Leader
John Bowling
2017 Saxophones
John Bowling
Princeton, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Computer and Electrical Engineering
Leadership PositionAssistant Woodwind Rank Leader
Alyssa Bumpus
2017 Trumpets
Alyssa Bumpus
Kenna, WV
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Music Education
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Ireland Butler
2017 Clarinets
Ireland Butler
Cottageville, WV
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Journalism
Leadership PositionWoodwind Rank Leader
Danielle Cain
2017 Color Guard
Danielle Cain
Marlinton, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Secondary Education (Biology)
Leadership PositionColor Guard Rank Leader
Erica Conaughty
2017 Saxophones
Erica Conaughty
Martinsburg, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Secondary Education
Leadership PositionAssistant Woodwind Rank Leader
Miranda Cook
2017 Piccolos
Miranda Cook
Lost River, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Music Education (Flute)
Leadership PositionAssistant Piccolo Section Leader & Woodwind Rank Leader
Michael Derrico
2017 Trumpets
Michael Derrico
Morgantown, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Cristin Dolan
2017 Piccolos
Cristin Dolan
Wheeling, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Chemical Engineering
Leadership PositionPiccolo Section Leader & Woodwind Rank Leader
Scooter Drummond
2017 Drumline
Scooter Drummond
Burke, VA
6th Year in Band
6th Year Senior
Undecided
Leadership PositionDrumline Section Leader
Bekah Dunaway
2017 Color Guard
Bekah Dunaway
Thornton, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Social Work
Leadership PositionAssistant Color Guard Rank Leader
Taylor Gilfilen
2017 Trombones
Taylor Gilfilen
Hurricane, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Education (English)
Leadership PositionAssistant Trombone Section Leader
Zane Gray
2017 Trombones
Zane Gray
Follansbee, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Music Education (Trombone principal)
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Ahry Green
2017 Clarinets
Ahry Green
Martinsburg, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Psychology & BA in Music (Clarinet principal)
Leadership PositionAssistant Clarinet Section Leader & Woodwind Rank Leader
Wyatt Grose
2017 Saxophones
Wyatt Grose
Poca, WV
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Music Ed
Leadership PositionAssistant Woodwind Rank Leader
Al Hall
2017 Tubas
Al Hall
Ridgeley, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Leadership PositionTuba Section Leader & Assistant Tuba Rank Leader
Zach Helminiak
2017 Mellophones
Zach Helminiak
Ridgeley, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Music Industry
Leadership PositionMellophone Section Leader & Brass Rank Leader
Trevor Hiltz
2017 Tubas
Trevor Hiltz
Eldersburg, MD
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering
Leadership PositionAssistant Tuba Section Leader & Assistant Tuba Rank Leader
Matthew Ibarra
2017 Saxophones
Matthew Ibarra
Haymarket, VA
4th Year in Band
Senior
Biometric Systems
Leadership PositionWoodwind Rank Leader
Ali Jackson
2017 Clarinets
Ali Jackson
Washington, PA
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Engineering (Mechanical and Aerospace)
Leadership PositionWoodwind Rank Leader
Ryan Jackson
2017 Trumpets
Ryan Jackson
Lancaster, NY
5th Year in Band
5th Year Senior
Music Education (Trumpet)
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Heather Joyce
2017 Trumpets
Heather Joyce
Wadestown, WV
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Industrial Engineering
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Hannah Kelvington
2017 Piccolos
Hannah Kelvington
Charles Town, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Music Education (Piano)
Leadership PositionWoodwind Rank Leader
David Kretzer
2017 Baritones
David Kretzer
Midlothian, VA
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Music (BA)
Leadership PositionAssistant Baritone Section Leader & Brass Rank Leader
Kari Martiniano
2017 Mellophones
Kari Martiniano
Eldersburg, MD
2nd Year in Band
Junior
International Studies
Leadership PositionBrass Assistant Rank Leader
Barak McCoy-Googel
2017 Trombones
Barak McCoy-Googel
Sumerco, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Music Education
Leadership PositionAssistant Trombone Section Leader & Brass Rank Leader
Joey McGuire
2017 Baritones
Joey McGuire
Philippi, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Biology
Leadership PositionBaritone Section Leader & Brass Rank Leader
Katie Mills
2017 Clarinets
Katie Mills
Charleston, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Music Education (Clarinet)
Leadership PositionWoodwind Rank Leader
Tristan Moore
2017 Clarinets
Tristan Moore
Hurricane, WV
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
English & Philosophy
Leadership PositionAssistant Woodwind Rank Leader
Gabby Morris
2017 Color Guard
Gabby Morris
Harrisburg, PA
4th Year in Band
Senior
Accounting
Leadership PositionAssistant Color Guard Rank Leader
Tayler Morrow
2017 Drum Majors
Tayler Morrow
Morgantown, WV
5th Year in Band
5th Year Senior
Psychology & Biology
Leadership PositionDrum Major
Meghan O'Neill
2017 Drum Majors
Meghan O'Neill
Harpers Ferry, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Music Education (Bass)
Leadership PositionDrum Major
John Ost-Prisco
2017 Saxophones
John Ost-Prisco
Downingtown, PA
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering
Leadership PositionAssistant Woodwind Rank Leader
Ryan Pentolino
2017 Saxophones
Ryan Pentolino
Chester, MD
4th Year in Band
Senior
Multidisciplinary Studies
Leadership PositionAssistant Woodwind Rank Leader & Saxophone Section Leader
Sarah Peterson
2017 Trumpets
Sarah Peterson
Scott Depot, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Biology
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Sam Phelix
2017 Drum Majors
Sam Phelix
Winfield, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Biology
Leadership PositionDrum Major
Alicia Rafter
2017 Mellophones
Alicia Rafter
Williamsport, MD
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Music Education/Performance
Leadership PositionAssistant Mellophone Section Leader & Brass Rank Leader
Zak Ranson
2017 Tubas
Zak Ranson
Kenna, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Marketing
Leadership PositionTuba Rank Leader
JannaBeth Raynes
2017 Piccolos
JannaBeth Raynes
Dawes, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Environmental GeoScience
Leadership PositionWoodwind Rank Leader
Jared Reaser
2017 Saxophones
Jared Reaser
Blandon, PA
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Civil Engineering
Leadership PositionAssistant Woodwind Rank Leader
Bethany Reed
2017 Trombones
Bethany Reed
Sugar Grove, OH
4th Year in Band
Senior
Engineering
Leadership PositionTrombone Section Leader & Brass Rank Leader
Sebastian Reger
2017 Trumpets
Sebastian Reger
Buckhannon, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering
Leadership PositionTrumpet Section Leader & Brass Rank Leader
Benjamin Robinson
2017 Trumpets
Benjamin Robinson
Kingwood, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Intelligence and National Security
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Matt Ruckert
2017 Trombones
Matt Ruckert
Centreville, VA
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Engineering (Mechanical & Aerospace)
Leadership PositionBrass Rank Leader
Kendall Rusmisel
2017 Saxophones
Kendall Rusmisel
Mooresville, NC
4th Year in Band
Senior
Music Industry (Saxophone)
Leadership PositionAssistant Woodwind Rank Leader & Assistant Saxophone Section Leader
D.J. Savage
2017 Mellophones
D.J. Savage
Mt. Lake Park, MD
4th Year in Band
Senior
Music Education (Piano)
Leadership PositionAssistant Brass Rank Leader
Quinn Sherlock
2017 Color Guard
Quinn Sherlock
Frederick, MD
4th Year in Band
Senior
Criminology
Leadership PositionAssistant Color Guard Section Leader
Helen Shutika
2017 Piccolos
Helen Shutika
Fairfax, VA
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Clinical Psychology
Leadership PositionWoodwind Rank Leader
Josh Taylor
2017 Trumpets
Josh Taylor
Kearnysville, WV
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Biology
Leadership PositionBrass Rank Leader
Chelsea Thomson
2017 Color Guard
Chelsea Thomson
San Diego, CA
3rd Year in Band
Senior
Forensic Science
Leadership PositionColor Guard Section Leader
Billy Titus
2017 Drum Majors
Billy Titus
Camden, WV
4th Year in Band
Senior
Music Education (Oboe)
Leadership PositionDrum Major
Davis Versprille
2017 Clarinets
Davis Versprille
Virginia Beach, VA
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Strategic Communications
Leadership PositionWoodwind Rank Leader
Ben Wilson
2017 Trumpets
Ben Wilson
Washington, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Music Industry
Leadership PositionAssistant Trumpet Section Leader & Brass Rank Leader
Tiffany Workman
2017 Color Guard
Tiffany Workman
Morgantown, WV
3rd Year in Band
Junior
Communication Studies
Leadership PositionColor Guard Rank Leader
Capri Yancey
2017 Color Guard
Capri Yancey
Martinsburg, WV
2nd Year in Band
Sophomore
Social Work
Leadership PositionAssistant Color Guard Rank Leader