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Band Council (2015-2016) 

President - Xavier Hickman
Senior sport management major Xavier Hickman is the President of the Robert Morris University Band Program. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Xavier is an alumni of Penn Hills Senior High School. He has completed various public relations internships with organizations such as The Pittsburgh Power, The Washington Wildthings, and Robert Morris University. Xavier plays the sousaphone and baritone horn, and participates in the university marching band, pep band, and jazz band. He is also a member of the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi, where he currently serves as the Historian.

Chief Operating Officer -
Jennifer Hoffman

Jennifer Hoffman is a Senior Photography Major with a Minor in Advertising. This is her second year as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for RMU Bands. She is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi and was the Historian for 2 years. Outside of band Jennifer is a Photographer for Along the Boards, a nationwide hockey publication.

Marketing and Information - Amanda Lewis

Amanda Lewis is a senior B.A. Media Arts concentrating in TV/Video Production and a minor in Documentary Studies.  She is currently serving as the Marketing and Information person for the RMU Band.  In the Band Amanda plays the sousaphone for marching band and pep band, Clarinet for concert band, and the Fife in the Drum and Fife Corp.  Amanda also is serving her second year as the treasurer for the Nu Gamma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. 

Student Conductor -
Kelsey Mahoney

Kelsey is a senior Media Arts major with a concentration in Graphic Design with a Photography minor. Along with being the senior student conductor, she has been playing the clarinet for almost 14 years. Kelsey is also a brother of the National Honorary Band Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi. Outside of band, Kelsey has an internship with the Robert Morris PR and Marketing Department as a design intern. Last semester, she lived in Orlando, Florida and participated in the Disney College Program as a photography intern. Before that, Kelsey was a graphic design intern at G and Co Design Studios and Acosta Marketing Group in Pittsburgh. 

Assistant Student Conductor - Tresa Rentler - Bio unavailable at this time

Woodwind Captain -
Bailey Neale

Bailey Neale is a current senior at Robert Morris University, majoring in communication (journalism), with a sport management minor. Her academic organizations include Lambda Pi Eta, the communication honor society, Society for Collegiate Journalists, Sport Management Association, and RMU Sentry Media. Last year, she was the chapter secretary for the national honorary band fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi. She currently produces all of the band's Instagram content. She also contributes to the communication team for the Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program.

Brass Captain -
Chelsea Hepfl

Chelsea Hepfl is a Junior 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 Music Chair.

Percussion Captain -
Andrea Bracken

Andrea Bracken is a senior Psychology major with a clinical concentration.  Andrea is serving as our Percussion captain and is also the Vice President of Membership of the Nu Gamma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Andrea has been playing percussion instruments for 12 years.  Outside of band, Andrea serves as the Historian for Psi Chi, International honor society in psychology.  Andrea is also interning at Community Alternatives, where she is mentoring high school students.  

Colorguard Captain -
Amanda Kuss

Amanda is from Bethel Park, PA and is a Senior Nuclear Medicine Major this year. Amanda is a 4th year member of the RMU Band and this year she serves as Auxiliary Captain on the Band Council as well as Colorguard Captain. Currently she is in her clinical rotations, and also works at a retirement home. Amanda served as a Global Ambassador last semester, and has participated in the Nuclear Medicine Club on campus over the years.

Kappa Kappa Psi Representative -
Jacob Pearson

Jacob Pearson is a junior Accounting and Marketing dual major and a Patriot Scholar. He is the Kappa Kappa Psi Representative on the Band Council.  He is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity, in which he is the Vice-President of Service. He plays alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones and is the Saxophone Section Leader. He is a member of the Marching Show Band, Pep Band, and Jazz Band. Outside of band, he is involved in Claddagh Club, AFA, AMA, SMA, and intramural sports.