T-5 days until Band Camp! And, congrats for making it to the end of the section leader spotlight posts! In this final post, we will share with you all some of the color guard, drumline, and baritone section leaders. So, read below to learn all about them! With just a few days left, make sure you get acquainted with the 2017 part placement music. If you should have received it and didn’t, or you’re not sure if you should have gotten it, make sure to reach out to your section leaders.
Name: Danielle Annino
Major: Marketing & Management
Hometown: Whippany, NJ
Section: Color Guard
Favorite thing about marching band: Traditions! Pre-game breakfasts at Starbucks, post-game trips to Varsity, and everything in-between! Also making 200+ friends before school even started doesn’t hurt 😊
Favorite activity outside marching band: Spending money I don’t have at Target and watching waaay to much reality TV
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Be open to everything! College is the time to take that class you’ve always wanted to or join the club you always wished your high school had. It goes by so fast so make the most of your time here!
Describe your section in 6 words: Crazy, But, The, Really, Good, Kind
What’s your guilty pleasure song? Literally any Ke$ha song from 2010. No shame.
Name: Francesca Palatella
Major: Early childhood inclusive special education
Hometown: Roseland, NJ
Section: Color Guard
Favorite thing about marching band: All the inside jokes and spending time with everyone!
Favorite activity outside marching band: Playing Sims and binge watching Netflix
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Be passionate about what you’re studying. Class becomes so much more rewarding when you’re genuinely interested in what you’re learning about.
Coke or Pepsi? – Neither. I’m more of a Smart Water type of person.
Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses, or one horse sized duck? – One horse sized duck. Quack quack!
Name: Joshua McCleary
Major: CSD and neuroscience
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Position and Section: Snare drum section leader
Favorite thing about marching band: band camp
Favorite activity outside of band: playing drum set
Veteran tip for band camp/school: enjoy it because it goes by quickly
What’s your guilty pleasure song? Human nature by the glee cast
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Eel
Describe your life in 6 words: the best job I ever had
Name: Evan Lewis
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Position and Section: Drumline Section Leader- Tenors
Favorite thing about marching band: Getting to hang out with your best friends every day and make music
Favorite activity outside of band: Video games and eating too many pints of Ben & Jerry’s
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Talk to people you don’t know, join a club you haven’t done before, just be as adventurous as possible.
Subject of your most recent status update/tweet/instagram post: My undying love for the state of New Jersey
What’s your guilty pleasure song? “Fergalicious” by Fergie
Name: Ray Czerwinski
Major: Chemistry at ESF
Hometown: Burlington, MA
Position and Section: Baritone music instructor
Favorite thing about marching band: Making friends with people I never would have even met otherwise
Favorite activity outside of band: Acapella
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Stealing food from the dining halls is not only accepted, it is encouraged.
Describe your section in 6 words: BEST HORN ANGLES IN THE BAND
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses? The horse sized duck, definitely. I’d bring it down like the rebels did to the AT-ATs in Empire.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? …a worm.