Directorate

The DCMB is directed by a group of elected students, with the help of our faculty advisor.

  • Faculty Advisor: Matthew Marsit

    Matthew Marsit The faculty advisor helps the directorate coordinate with the school and the athletics department, accompanies us to games, and assists the student directorate.

  • Coke Machine

    Coke Machine The Coke machine has guided the marching band since time immemorial. When conflicts arise, it has final, absolute, unquestionable say.

  • Governor of Hawaii: The Honorable David Ige

    The Honorable David Ige The role of the governor of Hawaii is not unlike that of the Coke machine.

  • Sketchy Rusty Thing

    Sketchy Rusty Thing The sketchy rusty thing holds the back door of the Hop open and allows the band to exit without error. Its origins remain unknown, but it continues to serve the band faithfully day in and out.

  • President: Hannah Pinkerton ‘19

    Hannah Pinkerton The President is responsible for coordinating the Directorate, and any other people or groups that want to work with the band.

    Hannah ’19, is a flute/piccolo player from Custer, South Dakota (yes, South Dakota is a state and no, it is not the same as North Dakota). Her hobbies include running (in order to make it to classes on time), sleeping, and attempting to make it to her destination without falling over.

  • General Manager: Robert Castle ‘20

    Rob Castle The general manager is in charge of scheduling games, away trips, banquets, and visiting bands.

    Rob Castle is a ’20 from Ridgefield, CT. He plays clarinet in band because his bassoon is too heavy, fragile and expensive to play outside and you also can’t play the bassoon standing up (ok, there’s some weird way to do it but he’s too uncoordinated to learn). In the band, he is known for potentially not existing (we’re still waiting for confirmation on this) and his constant Kindle issues. He is excited to be joining the directorate as sectary and is even more excited that the tyrannical reign of Joshua Perez ’17 as president has come to an end. Josh is probably his least favorite person.

  • Conductor/Drum Major: Jess Teipel ‘19

    Jess Teipel Jessica is a ‘19 from Pittstown NJ, and a proud member of the DMCB’s clarinet section. When not with the DCMB or working on problem sets, Jessica can be found browsing YouTube, skiing, eating yet another meal at the Hop, or attempting to sing any song she hears. Jessica loves spending time with bandies and meeting new bandies, so feel free to blitz her if you have questions or just want to chat about band things!

  • Secretary: Gabi Cooper ‘21

    Gabi Cooper The secretary manages the band blitz (email) account, receiving and forwarding emails. The secretary also takes care of the social list, the attendence list, and PE credit.

    Gabi is a ‘21 from Gardiner, Maine. She plays the trombone in the marching band and when she first started playing 8 years ago, her instrument was taller than her. She’s grown in height quite a bit since then, but much less so in maturity. If you ever need to find her, you can easily locate her by listening for the loudest laughter on campus.

  • Show Chairs: Hilda Friday ‘20 and Victoria Corwin ‘19

    Each week the show chairs head a band meeting (“ShowCo”) to write the script for the next week and then put all our ideas together into a funny show.

    Hilda Friday

    Hilda Friday is a ’20 from Hawai’i who plays saxophone for whatever bands look like the most fun. As a child she was never allowed to speak, so now she looks forward to pouring all her suppressed creativity into writing snarky and slightly rude commentary for football field shows. In her free time Hilda either reads or practices lifting singular eyebrows to indicate skepticism, disdain, or alarm, and occasionally does both at once. Feel free to message/blitz her if you want to laugh at someone who has no concept of how to ice skate.

    Victoria Corwin Victoria (vik-TOR-í-ah) is an incredibly beautiful and talented Show Chair. She is a ‘19 from the Jersey shore that plays the alto saxophone and specializes in meme creation and shitposting. As a nocturnal creature, her natural habitat includes EKT’s couch and the deep web. More risky expeditions to spot this one of a kind marvel of nature have brought explorers to Sanborn Basement and the ceramics studio, but all end in missing limbs and blurry video footage. If spotted, it is best to observe at a safe distance and offer the rarest pepes available.

  • Librarian: Abby Cooper ‘21

    Abby Cooper The librarian is responsible for ensuring that everyone in the band has the music they need, and for organizing our substantial music collection.

    Abby Cooper is a ‘21 from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, the only town in the country smaller than Hanover. Abby play percussion and once tried to learn sax but failed miserably, barely getting the instrument to play a single, undistinguished note. Her hobbies include avoiding human contact and occasionally ascending from the room in search of food.

  • Social Chairs: Pedro Castro ‘21 and Michael Fraunberger ‘19

    The social/publicity chairs run recruitment events for incoming freshman in the spring and fall, and run fun social events like a potluck and a scavenger hunt during the band season.

    Pedro Castro Pedro Castro is a ’21 from Stoneham, Massachusetts, even though he’ll start by saying that he’s from Boston, bohrn ahnd raised. Pedro “plays” the tenor saxophone and loves to march, but when he’s not with the DCMB, he’s sliding in with D-EMS, throwing axes with the Woodsmen’s Team, and being the co-founder of the Dartmouth Brazilian Society. You’ll probably find Pedro working (or sleeping) in Sanborn, which will coincidentally eventually become his final resting place.

    Michael Fraunberger Michael is currently missing a bio.

  • Equipment Managers: Hannah Pinkerton ‘19 and Alex Hamel ‘21

    Hannah Pinkerton Alex Hamel The equipment managers are responsible for making sure all of the equipment is there for practices and games.

    Hannah’s bio can be seen under ‘President’ above.

    Alex has come from the far lands of the other half of New Hampshire, Vermont. In order to maintain the cold heart, he keeps he has ensured to stay in the frigid New England wasteland. When he’s not warming other people’s hearts with his saxophone you can find him outside hiking or keeping his heart in its natural state while skiing (Cross-Country obviously). If you rather meet him indoors bring a board games and some late 70’s tunes and he’ll stick around. As the token Canadian, he would also like to remind people that hockey is a great sport and you should join the band just to be allowed into the Ugly Pucklings.

  • Publicity Chairs: Isabel Burgess ‘20 and Arviso Alvord ‘20

    Isabel Burgess Isabel Burgess is a ‘20 from Tucson, Arizona. She is most famously known for having an evil twin brother who is sometimes seen inhabiting Hartman. Isabel has been a proud alto saxophone since the fourth grade and will continue to be for eternity. Isabel loves designer chairs, and, when questioned, will tell you the location of all such chairs on campus. Which of course makes her a great publicity ‘chair’.

    Arviso Alvord

    Arviso (Vi) is still writing their bio.

  • Webmasters: Jack Burgess ‘20 and Alex Hamel ‘21

    Jack Burgess Alex Hamel The webmaster is responsible for keeping this website, and the band’s other sites, up to date.

    Jack Burgess is a ‘20 from Tucson, Arizona. He plays trumpet and has a twin sister who is also in the DCMB. Jack is ready to be a father, as he already makes too many dad jokes. The show chair directorate position allows him to ‘show’ off this ability. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like marzipan, you can bring it to Jack instead of throwing it away when you receive it as a gift.

    Alex’s bio can be seen under ‘Equipment Managers’ above.

  • Jock Chair: Arviso Alvord ‘20

    Arviso Alvord The jock chair organizes the band to play intramural ice hockey in the winter, and any other sports the band wants to play.

    Vi is still writing their bio.

  • Glitter Tzar: Arviso Alvord ‘20

    Arviso Alvord The glitter tzar makes sure that the band is bedazzled so that they can spirit their way to victory in every game (because the band ALWAYS wins)!

    Vi is still writing their bio.

  • Class Representatives:

    Class representatives are the voice of each class in the directorate and are responsible for the continued enthusiasm of members of their class in participating in band and band functions.

  • Gabi Cooper ‘21

    Gabi Cooper

    Gabi is a ‘21 from Gardiner, Maine. She plays the trombone in the marching band and when she first started playing 8 years ago, her instrument was taller than her. She’s grown in height quite a bit since then, but much less so in maturity. If you ever need to find her, you can easily locate her by listening for the loudest laughter on campus.

  • Hilda Friday ‘20

    Hilda Friday

    Hilda Friday is a ’20 from Hawai’i who plays saxophone for whatever bands look like the most fun. As a child she was never allowed to speak, so now she looks forward to pouring all her suppressed creativity into writing snarky and slightly rude commentary for football field shows. In her free time Hilda either reads or practices lifting singular eyebrows to indicate skepticism, disdain, or alarm, and occasionally does both at once. Feel free to message/blitz her if you want to laugh at someone who has no concept of how to ice skate.

  • Jess Teipel ‘19

    Jess Teipel

    Jessica is a ‘19 from Pittstown NJ, and a proud member of the DMCB’s clarinet section. When not with the DCMB or working on problem sets, Jessica can be found browsing YouTube, skiing, eating yet another meal at the Hop, or attempting to sing any song she hears. Jessica loves spending time with bandies and meeting new bandies, so feel free to blitz her if you have questions or just want to chat about band things!

  • Scheridan Vorwaller ‘18

    Scheridan Vorwaller Scheridan hails from the arid deserts of California, and came to the frozen tundra of Hanover, in order to serve the one and only DCMB. She enjoys long walks on the beach, deep sea fishing (she prides herself on knowing how to tie her own hook), being tall enough to pass the height test on roller coasters, and hanging out with bandies!! Her goals for this year include: trying not to fall on ice, but if she must, no more than 20 times; find out the back story to coke machine; attend an actually Hockey Game, and to hang out with some awesome bandies! She can’t get over the fact that she’s in the Trumpet section and absolutely loves Chiciza’s scarf. She also thinks that James’ ‘Mambo Number 5’ from last season needs to be burned.

  • Alumni Representatives:

    Alumni representatives keep their class’s band spirit alive even after graduation, by staying in touch with other bandies in their class and organizing reunions.

  • Joshua Perez ‘17

    Joshua Perez

    Josh’s love for music began the day he learned that musicians were found to be attractive. Since then, he has dedicated himself to eastern meditation, military style workouts, and vigorous sobbing at his lack of companionship. Drumming came naturally, as a rhythmical flailing of limbs was but second nature to our young, yoge enthused Jedi. The marching band was a marked turning point in our young man’s career, as he turned in his grunge-rock, anti-establishment, acid-washed jeans for a mass produced uniform. If you’re interested in learning more, shoot him an email and maybe get coffee, or Netflix and chill.

  • 2016 Alumni Representative Kathryn Waychoff ‘16

    Kathryn Waychoff

  • 2015 Alumni Representative Ben Ferguson ‘15

    Ben Ferguson

  • 2014 Alumni Representative Blaine Ponto

    Blaine Ponto

    Blaine is a dinosaur. Fear her wrath.

  • 2013 Alumni Representative Tyler Spunaugle

    Tyler Spunaugle

    Though no longer the official DCMB President, Tyler will forever remain the Dear Leader of our hearts. And all those who disagree may come to regret their decision.

  • 2012 Alumni Representative Leah Nicolich-Henkin

    Leah Nicolich-Henkin

    Leah is known for her tendency to hit things, especially cymbals and drums.