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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > STUDENT LIFE > RMU BANDS > STUDENT LEADERS
Student Leaders
Band Council (2018-2019) 

President - Ryan Brannon
Ryan Brannon is a Junior Marketing major from Pittsburgh, PA and has been playing the trumpet since 5th grade. Aside from being a member of the band, Ryan is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, where he is serving as Treasurer for the 2018-2019 school year. In past years, he has served as Trumpet Section Leader and Librarian for the band. Ryan is very excited to be working with the band council this year to continue the tradition of excellence in the RMU band.

Chief Operating Officer - Brandi Catley
Brandi Catley is a senior Early Childhood and Special Education major. Brandi participates in the Marching Show Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. She is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. In addition, Brandi is a member of Kappa Delta Pi which is an International Honor Society in Education. In the past, she has served as Saxophone Section Leader, Recruitment Chair, and Assistant Chief Operating Officer 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.


Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer - Sydney Nelson
Sydney is a Sophomore Psychology major from Erie, PA. She plays piccolo, flute, and tenor saxophone for RMU.  Additionally, she is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity. Outside of the band, she is a Big Sister for the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters, a brother of the National Honors Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, and a member of the RMU honors program.  She is thrilled to serve as the Assistant Chief Operating Operator this year and is excited to have another great year with the RMU bands.



Senior Student Conductor - Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith is a senior Computer Information Systems major who is also going for a certification in Mobile Forensics as well as his Master's Degree in Data Analytics. 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 the President of the Nu Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi chapter, as well as the Public Relations Chair for Eta Kappa chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, National Honor Fraternity. 





Woodwind Captain - Amanda Linn
Amanda Linn is a junior Computer Information Systems from Pittsburgh, PA. A graduate of Carrick High School, she has had 5 years of marching band experience playing both the flute and piccolo. Amanda has served the band by managing the Jazz and Wind ensembles, acting as piccolo section leader, and being an active brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, where she will be the Vice President of Service for the 2018-2019 school year. Amanda is excited to be serving as a leader in the band program and looks forward to having another wonderful year. 




Brass Captain - Josh Horn
Josh Horn is a sophomore Actuarial Science major. Josh plays various instruments in the Marching Show Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Fife and Drum Corps. He is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity. Josh is also a member of the University Honors Program. During his freshman year, Josh served on the band recruitment committee and helped to facilitate the spring recruitment weekend.  Josh is very excited to welcome the new members and maintain strong relationships with current and alumni members. He is looking forward to another great year of music and fellowship.



Percussion Captain - Andrew Mason
Andrew Mason is a senior 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 parliamentarian for the 2018-2019 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 senior Marketing and Accounting dual major, graduating in December, from McMurray, PA. This is her fourth year with the band as a majorette and she is excited to serve as Auxiliary Captain and Majorette Section Leader for a second year. In addition to Marching Show Band, she also played cowbell in the Pep Band. Emily is also a member of 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!