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Band Council (2016-2017)
President - Chelsea Hepfl
Chelsea Hepfl is a senior Media Arts student with a concentration in Graphic Design. Chelsea plays the baritone in the RMU marching and pep bands since her freshman year and is an active Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi as of Spring 2014 where she is currently serving as the Vice President of Membership.
Brianna is a junior Psychology major, with a concentration in General 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 Vice President of Service, as well as the Kappa Kappa Psi Representative on Band Council, for the 2016-2017 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, and Student Government Association Representative for the Psychology Club. Chief Operating Officer - Brianna Fingerhoot Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer - Daniel Smith
Daniel is a sophomore Computer Information Systems major. Daniel plays tenor saxophone in the RMU marching and pep bands, and clarinet in the RMU wind ensemble. He is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Senior Student Conductor - Tresa Rentler
Tresa is a senior Communications major from Pittsburgh, PA. She is more than excited to spending her final year in the RMU band as a student conductor alongside her friend and colleague, Zach Groseclose. Aside from conducting, Tresa plays piccolo for the band and is a member of the Robert Morris Wind Ensemble, the Fife and Drum Corps, and a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi: honorary band fraternity and Lambda Pi Eta: honorary communications fraternity.
Junior Student Conductor - Zachary Groseclose
Zachary Groseclose is junior Mechanical Engineering major from Queenstown, MD. In addition to engineering, he is pursuing a math minor and is a member of the university honors program. Aside from 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, and jazz bands.
Woodwind Captain - Jacob Pearson
Jacob Pearson is from Ohioville, Pennsylvania, and he is a senior Accounting and Marketing dual major. He is an Honors Patriot Scholar. On the Band Council, he is the Woodwind Captain. He is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity, in which he is Alumni Relations Officer. He plays alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. He is a member of the Marching Show Band, Pep Band, and Jazz Band. Outside of band, he is involved in the AFA, AMA, SMA, and intramural sports.
Brass Captain - John Gaskill
John Gaskill is a junior 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. John is also a brother of and Historian for the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi, Nu Gamma chapter.
Percussion Captain - David Bendig
David Bendig is a junior Actuarial Science major, with a minor in Finance, and is a Patriot Scholar. David is our percussion captain and he is a member of the Marching Show Band and Pep Band. He has played quad drums for the past four years. As of Spring 2015, he is an active brother of the Nu Gamma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. Outside of band, he is the Vice President of the Actuarial Science Club, a peer mentor for freshmen actuarial science majors, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a peer tutor in the Center for Student Success.
Auxiliary Captain - Katie Shirley
Katie Shirley is a senior Actuarial Science major, with a Finance minor, from Columbus, Ohio. She is a four-year member of the dance team, serving as both the auxiliary captain and dance team captain this year. She is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity. Outside of band, Katie is the secretary of the Actuarial Science Club, a peer mentor for incoming actuarial science students, a member of the University Honors Program, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.