Last but Not Least

Congratulations! You made it to our final installment of the 2016 Section Leader Spotlights! If you have been with us all summer (or read through the blog!) you now have met all members of the 2016 SUMB leadership. When you see them at band camp, come and say hi! Now that you’ve met them, our leaders can’t wait to meet you!

Name: Sarah Berloff                                                                                                                                                                         image
Year: Junior
Major: Nutrition and Dietetics
Hometown: Albany, NY
Position and Section: Baritone section leader
Favorite thing about marching band: The quad shows. I love helping to bring out people’s school spirit on game day
Favorite activity outside of band: Hiking
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Don’t be afraid to change your major, and don’t feel pressured to choose one right away either.
What’s your favorite viral video? Those lip dubs of High School Musical get me every time
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi. There’s a difference
What’s your guilty pleasure song? Anything by Earth, Wind, and Fire

1465787_705865489490613_97121765223318800_oName: Benjamin Baker
Year: Senior
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Queensbury, NY
Position and Section: Trombone Music Instructor.
Favorite thing about marching band:  The people, getting to go to Bills games for free occasionally.
Favorite activity outside of band:  Playing in my band “These Walls”
Veteran tip for band camp/school:  Don’t freak out you’ll be fine.
Coke or Pepsi?  Coke is a no brainer.
Who do you want to write the biography of your life?  Aidan Russo has a way with metaphors like no other.
What’s your guilty pleasure song?  “Way away” Yellowcard.  Throwback to the SSX3 soundtrack.

Name: Marguerite KreitsekMaggie
Year: Senior
Major: Music Education with Performance Honors
Hometown: Liverpool, NY
Position and Section: Drum Major
Favorite thing about marching band:  Getting to do what I love with my friends.
Favorite activity outside of band: Eating ice cream
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Relax, have fun, and make the most out of your time in the SUMB and in college! Don’t be afraid to try new things and get out of your comfort zone.
Describe your section in 6 words: We are the coolest people ever
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

Name: Andrew LeathemAndrew
Year: Senior
Major: Forensic Psychology
Hometown: Oceanside, NY
Position and Section: Mellophone Section Leader
Favorite thing about marching band: Rehearsing new show music for the first time
Favorite activity outside of band: Reading
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Get to know everybody you can!
Describe your section in 6 words: Most improved award here we come
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Kangaroo
What Hogwarts house are you? Slytherin

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