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: Joshua Perez ‘17

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

    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.

  • General Manager: Ben Bonner ‘18

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

    A story of a boy, a tuba, and a dream: once I fell asleep while sitting up and holding my tuba. My director thought I was awake. He never let me live that down. But seriously, I couldn’t be happier or more excited to give back to the DCMB for all it has given me by serving as GM this year. Here’s to another great season!

  • Conductor/Drum Major: Madeline Miller ‘18

    Madeline Miller Madeline Miller is an 18’ from Anchorage, Alaska. She’s really bad at writing blurbs for things like the directorate page, but she loves the band. A member of the charismatic flute section, Madeline enjoys all things flute, hiking, and making poor attempts at playing hockey.

  • Assistant Drum Major: Evan Griffith ‘18

    Evan Griffith Evan Griffith comes from Rome, New York, and is a member of the largest (and therefore best) class in the Marching Band, the Class of 2018. Evan is also a member of the largest (and therefore best) section in the band, the saxophone section, where he plays tenor sax. When he’s not at rehearsal for Marching Band or Wind Ensemble, Evan can be found listening to Kygo, trying to figure out what exactly happened at the end of Metal Gear Solid 2, or going kayaking and cross-country skiing with his friends. Evan enjoys being a part of the band and is looking forward to leading it in the future!

    Contrary to popular belief, he has never played hockey before coming to Dartmouth.

  • Secretary: Ijemma Onwuzulike

    Ijemma Onwuzulike 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.

    Ijemma is a ‘19 from the Bay Area, CA who has a blast being a part of a super crazy and spirited band. She played the tuba for a few years before coming to the marching band and picked up the sousaphone in her first year. Ijemma enjoys watching professional basketball, listening to anything but country music, playing video games, and sleeping in her dorm. If she’s not in the band she’s either unnecessarily losing her mind over her CS homework or wasting her precious time on Tumblr or Reddit.

  • Show Chairs: Tyler Ansel ‘19 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.

    Tyler Ansel

    Tyler Ansel ‘19 is a percussionist from Crooksville, Ohio. This small town is known for many things, including it’s rich history of pottery and nicknames like Crooksvegas for its criminal underbelly, but more importantly than those is that it isn’t known at all. As a 19, he has accomplished a number of things, such as: Fooling the band into letting him do anything (can anything be italicized?) important, wandering in circles on the Green at midnight, losing his keys in his dorm room’s lock, and, most importantly, fully convincing anyone that Ohio is a livable place. As a complex fraction of the new show chairs, he looks forward to teasing anyone foolish enough to wander into Hanover. He’s eager to share terrible, no-gouda humor with everyone!

    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 underrated fanfiction writing. As a nocturnal creature, her natural habitat includes the internet and Novack cafe. More risky expeditions to spot this one-of-a-kind being have brought explorers to Sanborn Basement and KAF, but all end in missing limbs and blurry video footage. If spotted, it is best to observe at a safe distance and offer bits of pizza.

  • Librarian: Sarah Rote ‘18

    Sarah Rote The librarians are responsible for ensuring that everyone in the band has the music they need, and for organizing our substantial music collection.

    Sarah is a member of the class of 2018. She is a piccolo/flute player from Newtown Square, PA. In her free time (ha!) she enjoys wilderness activities and dances a mean salsa.

  • Social Chairs: Dennis Reilly ‘18 and Allyson Long ‘17

    Dennis Reilly Allyson Long 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.

    A lover of Targaryens, Lost, hobbits, Disney movies, The Killers, his Yoda backpack, and cringe-worthy “dad jokes,” Dennis Reilly brings a unique brand of studliness to the DCMB Social Chair position. Some of Dennis’ guilty pleasures include watching The Bachelor, taking walks on the beach down the Jersey shore, excessively reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy over and over again, and poorly singing Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” in the shower, where only his floormates can judge him.

    A member of the great class of 2017, Allyson Long hails from Bucks County Pennsylvania, and plays the alto saxophone. Allyson loves the band and is very excited to take on the position of social chair. In her free time she likes going on adventures, drinking tea, and hanging out with friends. She also loves meeting new people, especially ones who want to join the band, so feel free to blitz her any time!

  • Equipment Manager: Christian Rizzuto ‘18

    Christian Rizzuto The equipment managers are responsible for making sure all of the equipment is there for practices and games.

    Christian is an ’18 from Scotia, NY. You can probably recognize him by his incessant drumming on any object that happens to be near him. He does this because as a child, he broke the most sacred of all percussion rules: never drop the cymbals. As a result, he is now cursed to forever tap out a sick beat wherever he goes. Eating lunch? Gotta tap those feet. Taking a test? Pencil drumsticks! Since band is the only place where it is socially acceptable for him to make a racket, Christian has become quite attached, and is an eager participant in all kinds of band shenanigans.

  • Historians: Josephine Kalshoven ‘19 and Emily Schneider ‘19

    Josephine Kalshoven Emily Schneider Josephine is a 19-year-old ’19 (though there’s a possibility that that statement is currently a lie) who hails from the region of Maryland comfortably sandwiched between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. She is pleased to be one of the newest members of the innovative clarinet section, proudly displaying the four-rubber band contraption that has become the standard for keeping clarinet kindles on music lyres. When she’s not interminably editing her novel or listening to songs that were popular seven years ago to provide a math homework soundtrack, Josephine can be found following the band. Most of the time that’s a good thing. Unless, of course, it’s the flute section trying to find a way into the bleachers that doesn’t exist. She is thrilled to be named co-historian with Emily, and she hopes to preserve the wacky antics of the DCMB for all time.

    Emily is a ’19 from the great state of Colorado and joined band to meet the chillest people on campus. When she’s not busy playing in the flute section, she loves hiking, skiing, (attempting to) whitewater kayak, falling down while attempting to skate, dancing to any song that comes on, and petting every dog in Hanover.

  • Webmasters: James Edwards ‘18 and Michael Fraunberger ‘19

    James Edwards Michael Fraunberger The webmaster is responsible for keeping this website, and the band’s other sites, up to date.

    James is an ’18 from sunny Santa Monica, California. When he isn’t trying to figure out when a first down has happened in the football games for the trumpets’ charge, James can be found trying to use up all of his 20 meal swipes in a week and struggling to comprehend Hanover’s weather.

    Michael Fraunberger is just your regular dude who is objectively as cool as the other side of the pillow. As jock chair he promises to lead his team to victory, even if that just means getting tender quesos after being blown out for the 8th time in a row. As assistant webmaster he promises to not mess up too badly, and if he does, rest assured he will pin it on the actual webmaster’s shoulders. A simple man who enjoys golf, music that avoids screaming, and writing statuses, he is proud and a little confused to be on the DCMB directorate.

  • Green Key Representatives: Dennis Reilly ‘18 and Evan Griffith ‘18

    Dennis Reilly Evan Griffith The Green Key Representative represents the band in Green Key Society.

  • Jock Chair: Michael Fraunberger ‘19

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

  • Spirit Chair: Aki Berman ‘16

    Aki Berman The spirit chair makes sure that the band is FIRED UP to cheer their way to victory in every game (because the band ALWAYS wins)!

    Aki is a ‘16 and very happy to be the first Spirit Chair, a position she made up because it lets her be in charge of her 4 favorite things: face-paint, sparkly hair ribbons, beads and glitter. She joined the marching band because the band has the best school spirit, and she is proud to continue that tradition. Hit her up if you ever need star-shaped stickers!

  • 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.

  • Emily Schneider ‘19

    Emily Schneider

    Emily is a ’19 from the great state of Colorado and joined band to meet the chillest people on campus. When she’s not busy playing in the flute section, she loves hiking, skiing, (attempting to) whitewater kayak, falling down while attempting to skate, dancing to any song that comes on, and petting every dog in Hanover.

  • 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.

  • Joshua Perez ‘17

    Joshua Perez

  • Kathryn Waychoff ‘16

    Kathryn Waychoff

  • Ben Ferguson ‘15

    Ben Ferguson

  • 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.

  • 2012 Alumni Representative Leah Nicolich-Henkin

    Leah Nicolich-Henkin

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

  • 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.

  • 2014 Alumni Representative Blaine Ponto

    Blaine Ponto

    Blaine is a dinosaur. Fear her wrath.