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Band Council (2017-2018) 

President & Senior Conductor - Zach Groseclose
Zach Groseclose is a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Queenstown, MD. Additionally, he is pursuing a master's degree in engineering management and a minor in mathematics. Aside from band president and senior student conductor, Zach is the treasurer for the Nu Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, and plays the trumpet for the RMU marching, pep, concert and jazz bands. The RMU band is an organization of excellence and he is beyond excited to be working with the band council to continue that tradition this year!

Chief Operating Officer - Brianna Fingerhoot
Brianna is a senior Psychology major, with a concentration in Clinical Psychology. Brianna has played the flute since 4th grade and the trombone since the summer of 2015. She is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, where she is also serving as the Secretary for the 2017-2018 school year. In the past, Brianna has been a Peer Tutor in the Center for Student Success, a Global Ambassador for the Center for Global Engagement, Student Government Association Representative for the Psychology Club, and Vice President of Service for Kappa Kappa Psi. Brianna is very excited to be the COO for the second year in a row!

Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer - Brandi Catley
Brandi Catley is a junior Early Childhood and Special Education major. Brandi participates in Marching Show Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. She is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, where she is serving as the Vice President of Membership for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, Brandi is the Vice President of RMU Autism Speaks U and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. In the past, she has served as Saxophone Section Leader and Recruitment Chair for the band. Brandi is thrilled to have this leadership position in the band and she looks forward to another great year of memories and fun with her fellow band members. 

Junior Student Conductor - Dan Smith
Dan Smith is a junior Computer Information Systems major who is also going for a certification in Mobile Forensics. Dan plays the Tenor Sax in the Marching Show Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Saxophone Quartet.  He also plays Clarinet in the Wind Ensemble. In addition, he is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity. 

Woodwind Captain - Alina Chemini
Alina Chemini is a junior Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering major. She is also pursuing a integrated Master's Degree in Engineering Management. Alina plays the alto saxophone in the Marching Show Band, Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Saxophone Quartet. She is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity, where she will be serving as the Alumni Liaison for the 2017-2018 school year. Aside from band, she is involved in the Biomedical Engineering Society, Society of Women Engineers, and RMU's Honors Program. 

Brass Captain -
John Gaskill
John Gaskill is a senior Marketing major and the Brass Captain of the band. John is a native of the Pittsburgh area and is an alumni of Fort Cherry Jr./Sr. High School. John is a trumpet player and participates in both the marching and pep bands. John is also an avid distance runner. Finally, John is a brother of and Historian for the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi, Nu Gamma chapter.

Percussion Captain - Andrew Mason
Andrew Mason is a junior Software Engineering Major from Annville, Pennsylvania. Andrew is the Percussion Captain and plays snare drum in the Marching and Pep bands, Wind Ensemble, and Colonial Fife and Drum Corps. Additionally, he is a Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, and will be serving as the president for the 2017-2018 school year. Outside of band, he is involved with the LEGO Club, University Honors Program, Mechatronics Club, and is a Community Advisor for the Office of Residence Life.

Auxiliary Captain - Emily Nobers
Emily is a junior dual Marketing and Accounting major from McMurray, PA. This is her third year with the band as a majorette and she is excited to serve as Auxiliary Captain and Majorette Section Leader this season. In addition to Marching Show Band, she also plays cowbell in the Pep Band. Emily is also a member of the University Honors Program, Phi Sigma Pi, Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program, and the American Marketing Association.

*Special thank-you to Beth Barbis Photography for taking professional pictures of the 2017-2018 Band Council!