Welcome back for week two of our section leader spotlights! Don’t see your section leaders yet? Not to worry! We will be here every week this summer. If you missed last week’s post, check it out here!
Name: Hannah Cox
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Position and Section: Cymbals Section Leader, Drumline
Favorite thing about marching band: Having an excuse to be with your friends every day and play some music.
Favorite activity outside of band: Hanging out with the same people I see in band- instead of playing music though we’re usually watching The Office
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Drumline: We’re outside every day! Make sure you bring lots of water, sunscreen, hair ties, and really comfortable clothes! Also, cymbals especially, sometimes the cymbals are going to make little holes in the bottom of your shirt from choking them- so don’t wear your all-time favorite shirt.
Describe your section in 6 words: BANG BANG CRASH BOOM SIZZLE STREET-TIME
Who do you want to write the biography of your life? Sammy Jennings
What’s your guilty pleasure song? Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You
Name: Faith Hopeck
Major: Mathematics and Economics
Hometown: South Park, PA
Position and Section: Baritone Section Leader
Favorite thing about marching band: Saturday morning 8am rehearsal! No, just kidding, it’s definitely band camp and getting a nice head start to the year with your best friends!
Favorite activity outside of band: Chilling on my porch with the neighborhood cats
Veteran tip: Don’t wait to do your homework until after band, unless you have to! Nothing is worse than starting your assignments at 9pm!
Who would you want to write the biography on your life? Amy Poehler
What’s your guilty pleasure song? The Golden Girls theme song
What Hogwarts house are you? I always identified as a Ravenclaw, but then my world was turned upside when Pottermore sorted me into Hufflepuff
Name: Kailyn Sitter
Major: Biology, Medical Anthropology minor
Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin
Position and Section: Flute Section Leader
Favorite thing about marching band: The unique drills we get to work on each season are definitely some of my favorite things about marching band. We work hard to perfect them and have a great time showing them off at games.
Favorite activity outside of band: Giving campus tours to prospective/admitted students and their families has got to be one of my favorite things to do on campus. Marching band is always a highlight of my tours and people love hearing about it.
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Don’t be afraid to push yourself. Meet new people and go outside of your comfort zone!
Guilty pleasure song: Cool Kids by Echosmith. It’s got a good beat and really pumps me up.
Who do you want to write a biography of your life? If she was alive, I’d want Carson McCullers to write a biography about my life. Since she’s not, though, I’d ask my eight-year-old neighbor girl to do it because she really has a way with words.
What Hogwarts house are you? Ravenclaw
Name: John Grout
Year: Class of 2017
Hometown: Derry, NH (Although I grew up in the SF Bay Area)
Position and Section: Section Leader, Clarinet
Favorite thing about marching band: Pregame Show
Favorite activity outside of band: Swimming
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Get to know people outside of your immediate social group(s).
Describe your section in 6 words: We’re a dorky yet lovable family
What’s your favorite viral video? “Bumble Bee, where’s your bum?” it still makes me smile every time
Coke or Pepsi? Neither, Dr. Pepper