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Elisabeth H Charles M.M.Ed.
Director of Bands
Student Life

charles@rmu.edu
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Student Leaders
Band Council (2014-2015) 

Mark Gaynord Jr - President
Mark is a senior Accounting major from Mars, PA and is this year's President of the RMU Bands. A fourth year member of the Marching Band and Pep Band as a Clarinet player, Mark is also a member of the Clarinet Choir.  Outside of band, Mark is a member of the RMU Patriot Scholars Honors Program.  One more thing he wanted to add:  Go Colonials!!





Ryan Painter - Student Conductor
Ryan Painter
Ryan is a senior Cyber Forensics and Information Security Major from Jeannette, PA in his fourth year of band at RMU and is one of the band's student conductors.  Ryan was a member of the drumline for two years at RMU as a bass drummer and currently plays the Alto Saxophone.  He is a member of the Marching Band, Pep Band, the Jazz Colonials, and is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Outside of Band, he is the treasurer of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Community Service Chairman of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity,  Vice President of the Student Information Technology Advisory Council, a First Year Seminar Program Mentor, a member of the Claddagh Club, Top Secret Colonials, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Colonial Glee.  He works at Giant Eagle Market District in Robinson Township as a Front End Coordinator.                                                                                 

Kelsey Mahoney - Student Conductor
Kelsey Mahoney    
Kelsey is a junior Media Arts major with a Graphic Design concentration and a minor in Photography.  A third year Clarinet player in the Marching Band and Pep Band, Kelsey is one of this year's student conductors.  She hails from Brentwood, PA, where she was in her school district's band program for nine years.  Kelsey is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.





Jennifer Hoffman - Chief Operating   
Officer  
Jennifer is a junior  Media Arts major with a concentration in Photography and a minor in  Journalism.  A third year member of the RMU Marching and Pep Bands, Jennifer is this year's Chief Operating Officer.  She is from Meadville, PA and is a brother and the Historian of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.





Xavier Hickman - Brass Captain
Xavier is a junior Sports Management major from Pittsburgh, PA and is this year's Brass Captain.  He is a third year participant in the RMU Marching and Pep Bands as sousaphone player and in the Jazz Colonials as a baritone player.  Xavier is a brother and the President of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.






Bailey Neale  - Woodwind Captain

Bailey is a junior Communications major, concentrating in Journalism with a Sports Management minor.  She is from Ford City, PA and is the Woodwind Captain in her third year of band at RMU.  Bailey is a member of the Marching Band and Pep Band.  She is the secretary and a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity and a member of the Society of Collegiate Journalists.





Andrea Bracken - Percussion Captain
Andrea is a junior Clinical Psychology major from Armagh, PA and is this year's Percussion Captain.  She is currently in her third year as a member of the drumline in Marching Band and Pep Band.  She is the Vice President of Membership and a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Outside of band, she is also a member of Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honors Society. 





Kayleigh Herrera - Kappa Kappa Psi Representative
Kayleigh is a junior Nursing major from Greeley, PA and is this year's Kappa Kappa Psi Representative.  She is a third year Baritone player at RMU and was involved in her school district's band program for nine years.She is a member of the Marching Band, Pep Band, and the Jazz Colonials, and is a brother and the Vice President of Service in Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Outside of band, she is a member of the RMU Patriot Scholars Honors Program, Rugby, and the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania.




Amanda Kuss - Colorguard Co-Captain
Amanda is a third year member of the Color Guard and is one of this year's Color Guard Captains, also acting as the Color Guard Band Council Representative. She is a junior Nuclear Medicine major from Bethel Park, PA and is also a member of the Nuclear Medicine Club at RMU. Outside of school, Amanda also enjoys singing in her church's choir.






Performance Captains (2014-2015)

Shannon Kriberney  - Colorguard Co-Captain
Shannon is a second year member of  the Color Guard and is one of this year's Color Guard Captains. She is a sophomore Nursing major from Cranberry Township, PA and has been involved in Color Guard for a total of six years.







Section Leaders (2014-2015)

Kayla Ford - Piccolo Section Leader
Kayla is a dual major in Professional and Technical Writing  and English Studies and is this year's Piccolo Section Leader. This sophomore from Port Allegany, PA is currently in her second year of band at RMU, a member of Marching Band, Pep Band, and Fife and Drum Corps.  She is a brother and the Music Chair of Kappa Kappa Psi , the National Honorary Band Fraternity.




Ashley Eberhardt - Clarinet Section Leader
Ashley is a junior Nursing major from Gibsonia, PA and is this year's Clarinet Section Leader.  She is in her third year of Marching Band and Pep Band at RMU and was involved in her school district's band program for eight years.  Ashley is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Outside of band, she is also a member of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania.






Amanda Burgess - Mellophone Section     
Leader    
Amanda is a senior Biology major from Atwater, OH and is this year's Mellophone Section Leader.  She is in her third year as a member of the Marching Band and Pep Band (Mellophone), and Brass Quintet and Jazz Colonials (Trumpet). Outside of band, Amanda is a brother of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society.




Jacob Pearson - Saxophone Section Leader
Jacob is a sophomore Undecided Business major from Ohioville, PA and is this year's Saxophone Section Leader.  An Alto and Tenor Saxophone player and a member of the Marching Band, Pep Band, and Jazz Colonials, Jacob is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Outside of band, Jacob is a member of the RMU Patriot Scholars Honors Program and volunteers with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Ohioville Volunteer Fire Department.




Amanda Lewis - Tuba Section Leader
Amanda is a junior Media Arts major concentrating in TV/Video production from Franklin, PA.  A third year RMU Marching Band and Pep Band participant, in addition to being the student manager for the Jazz Colonials, Amanda is this year's Tuba Section Leader.  Amanda is the treasurer and a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.   She also was a recipient of the Robert Morris University Student Volunteer Award in 2014 for completing the most service hours out of any student in the university.





Catherine Bush - Baritone/Trombone Section Leader
Catherine is a junior Psychology major from Crofton, MD and is this year's Baritone/Trombone Section Leader.  Currently in her third year playing Baritone in the Marching Band, Pep Band, and Jazz Colonials, Catherine was involved in her school district's band program for ten years. Catherine is a brother and the Parliamentarian of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Outside of band, she is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a member of the RMU Patriot Scholars Honors Program.