Directorate

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

  • Faculty Advisor: Daniel Buchner

    Daniel Buchner 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

    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: Rob Castle ‘20

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

    Rob Castle is a ‘20 from Ridgefield, CT. He plays clarinet in the band. He is known for being the band’s worst marcher, biggest frat star and resident consulting boi. Lovingly referred to as “Band Dad,” he is excited to continue serving in the directorate as president and is even more excited that the tyrannical reign of Joshua Perez ’17 as president has finally come to an end. Josh is probably his least favorite person.

  • General Manager: Lucy Langenberg ‘22

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

    Lucy is a ’22 from Syracuse, NY (also known as “actual” upstate). Like Rob, she is primarily a bassoonist. Unlike Rob, in band she chooses to play tenor sax (in order to distance herself from him as much as possible) and avoids the contrabassoon at all costs. When she is not busy crafting snarky emails to athletics, she can typically be found scouting free Tuk Tuk in the Hop, skiing across campus, or nailing some crazy licks as the Choates’ token Otamatone player.

  • Conductor/Drum Major: 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.

  • Secretary: Grayce Gibbs ‘22

    Grayce Gibbs 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.

    Grayce is a ‘22 from Eastford, CT. She plays the cymbals in the marching band. How does someone end up playing cymbals for the marching band? After attending the first football game (and having always admired marching bands for afar during parades) Grayce said, “Wow I would love to be part of the marching band.” Fortunately, the marching band gods were listening and found a position for our arguably tone deaf, marching band groupie.

  • Show Chairs: Jack Burgess ‘20 and Peyton Bullock ‘22

    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.

    Jack Burgess

    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.

    Peyton Bullock Peyton is a ’22 from Malden, Missouri. He is, as of the date that this is being written, the band’s sole baritone player. He played trumpet for a while in high school, but got really tired of acting like he played the only instrument that mattered. Peyton enjoys putting entirely too many commas in anything that he writes, public napping, having very strong opinions about very pointless subjects, writing about himself in the third person for bios, and trying his best to learn the fine arts of show writing and being a spicy meme-lord at the feet of former show chairs. If you’re looking for someone to loudly proclaim their willingness to, “Die on this hill,” over just about anything in a mildly tragic sounding Southern accent, feel free to blitz Peyton or wake him up wherever you see him napping on campus.

  • Librarian: Gui Marinho ‘22

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

    Gui is the ‘22 Brazilian Babe. He was found by a Dartmouth expedition to the Amazon rainforest. Amidst the equatorial fauna, he firmly clenched a rudimentary Glockenspiel, made of ‘ant glue’ and salvaged metal. Brought to Hanover by the Anthropology department as a case study, he escaped captivity and joined the student population, making it his mission to make the Glockenspiel known worldwide. His hobbies include missing his tropical homeland, bedazzling his Glockenspiel, making out of place jokes about the US and playing the cowbell to every single play, to the dismay of whoever told this specimen it was a good idea to attach a cowbell to a Glockenspiel.

  • Social Chairs: Isabel Burgess ‘20 and Ryan McCann ‘22

    The social 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.

    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 social ‘chair’.

    Ryan McCann Ryan is a ’22 from Boxford, Massachusetts. He plays the trumpet in the best section of the band and anyone who disagrees clearly isn’t a trumpet and is jealous. He loves playing fun music, marching, and hanging out with the band for Bachelor Monday. Outside of band related activities, Ryan enjoys being a safety boi with D-EMS, snapping some photos for Aegis, or coping with Dartmouth stress by hitting punching bags with the Boxing and Conditioning Team. He loves the band and thinks anyone reading this who isn’t in the band needs to correct that ASAP.

  • Equipment Managers: Osezele Okoruwa ‘22 and Gui Marinho ‘22

    Osezele Okoruwa Gui Marinho The equipment managers are responsible for making sure all of the equipment is there for practices and games.

    Osezele is a ‘22 and a trumpet player. He does lots of cool stuff around campus and he is quite fashionable. He loves to relax and enjoy life. It’s pretty fun to be a guy with “O.O.” for initials!

    Gui’s bio can be seen under ‘Librarian’ above.

  • Publicity Chairs: Ryan McCann ‘22 and Osezele Okoruwa ‘22

    The publicity chairs are responsible for maintaining the band’s image and outreach on social media.

    Ryan McCann

    Ryan’s bio can be seen under ‘Social Chairs’ above.

    Osezele Okoruwa

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

  • Webmasters: Ethan Aulwes ‘22 and Jack Burgess ‘20

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

    Ethan is a ‘22 from New Mexico. He rides the unicycle, plays the bag pipes, and is a snare-drummer in the band. So talented!

    Jack’s bio can be seen under ‘Show Chairs’ above.

  • Jock Chairs: Elijah Czysz ‘22 and Lauren Dorsey ‘22

    Elijah Czysz Lauren Dorsey The jock chair organizes the band to play intramural ice hockey in the winter, and any other sports the band wants to play.

    Elijah plays the only instrument that matters: Trumpet. Elijah comes from New Hampshire. Elijah likes New Hampshire. Elijah likes the cold. Elijah likes hockey. Elijah is jock chair. Elijah has a passion for losing at intramural hockey but lying about it in the GroupMe to hide the marching band’s shame. Elijah has a passion for marching band. Elijah is a terrific writer. Elijah permits those interested in discovering what it takes to be a stallion-esque boss to blitz him.

    Lauren wrote her bio in verse:

    Lauren Dorsey is my name

    Hyping the masses is my game

    I march on the field tall and proud

    Playing the bass drum in time and loud

    I know all the best songs

    And I play for the crowd all game long

    “The National Anthem” to “Every time We Touch”

    When my opponents hear me it’s just too much

    I chop wood and go on hikes

    I like to climb and to bike

    I went to high school in Connecticut

    I always have proper etiquette

    I am cheery and lots of fun

    My friends call me a crazy son of a gun

    I serve Dartmouth and support all teams

    Proudly crying “Go Big Green!”

  • 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.

  • Peyton Bullock ‘22

    Peyton Bullock

    Peyton is a ’22 from Malden, Missouri. He is, as of the date that this is being written, the band’s sole baritone player. He played trumpet for a while in high school, but got really tired of acting like he played the only instrument that mattered. Peyton enjoys putting entirely too many commas in anything that he writes, public napping, having very strong opinions about very pointless subjects, writing about himself in the third person for bios, and trying his best to learn the fine arts of show writing and being a spicy meme-lord at the feet of former show chairs. If you’re looking for someone to loudly proclaim their willingness to, “Die on this hill,” over just about anything in a mildly tragic sounding Southern accent, feel free to blitz Peyton or wake him up wherever you see him napping on campus.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 include: trying not to fall on ice, but if she must, no more than 20 times; finding out the back story to coke machine; attending actual Hockey Games, and hanging 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 seasons ago needs to be burned.

  • 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.