Get ready for some double-clarinet trouble in today’s post! You’ll also get the chance to hear from a color guard and drumline leader! New members- we hope you are excited! Make sure to check in with your band buddy if you have any questions. Go Orange!
Name: Micalys Reyes
Hometown: Mayaguez, PR
Position and Section: Clarinet Section Leader
Favorite thing about marching band: Doing something I love with people I love
Favorite activity outside of band: Reading
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Don’t wait for things to happen to or for you, make things happen for yourself.
What’s your guilty pleasure song? Cabinet Battle #1 from Hamilton because I think it’s hilarious to imagine Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton just going at it by rapping.
What Hogwarts house are you? Definitely Slytherin because I value ambition and drive more than anything else.
Name: Katie Nicinski
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Brick, NJ
Position and Section: Color Guard section leader
Favorite thing about marching band: My favorite thing about the SUMB is the crazy amount of people that you can meet in just one day of band camp. The second best thing is looking back on the weird introductions once you become good friends with the person.
Favorite activity outside of band: Going to new places. Anything from driving through a new town to finding a new park to explore.
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Don’t roll around on the turf if you are wearing white. Also, rain boots do not make good snowboots.
What’s your favorite viral video? Fat babies are my weakness https://youtu.be/T_Vvk5HSeog
Name: Jesse Wilhelm
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Baldwinsville, NY
Position and Section: Clarinet Music Instructor!
Favorite thing about marching band: How after just a week of band camp, you can already feel the bonds that are forming one giant band family
Favorite activity outside of band: Hiking!
Veteran tip for band camp/school: If you are stressed or upset about school, take a 10 minute break if you can; to gather your thoughts, go on a walk, or get a snack. Anything to calm yourself down so you can get back to focusing on your work.
6 words to describe my section: Crazy, Loving, Attentive, RIveting, NoblE Trustworthy
Coke or Pepsi? Obviously coke duh 😜
Would I rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses? Answer: One horse sized duck, that way I only have to focus on fighting one thing and don’t have to worry about anything attacking me from behind 😝
Name: Joshua McCleary
Major: CSD with an ILM in Neuroscience
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Position and section: Snare section leader
Favorite thing about marching band: Game Day!
Favorite activity outside of Band: volunteering
Veteran tip for band camp: Take time to mingle with other sections because there are some cool people in the band!
My section in six words: The tightest group in the SUMB
Guilty pleasure song: Space Jam Theme Song
The strangest thing I’ve eaten: Alligator