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    2020-2021 Band Student Leadership

     

    President: Jordan MacConnell

    Secretary/Public Relations: Jordyn Marchincin

    Treasurer: Priyanka Gadde

    Librarian: Devin Cummings 

    Drum Majors: Lauren Dunckley, Jordan MacConnell

    Woodwind Captain: Brandon Levenkron

    Brass Captain: Kate Gutkind

    Percussion Captain: Peter Doichinov

    Guard Captain: Dana Leckey

    Visual Captain: Abby Jurbala

     

    Section Leaders

    Sabrina Eisenberg

    Priyanka Gadde

    Bridget Zlotek

    Gavin Okolichany

    Megan Hendricks

    Emma Hagerich

    Cole Richter

    Audrey Cronin

    Adam Blady

     

    BAND OFFICERS

    Officers represent the entire band program, not just the marching band. However, because their role includes marching band, officers must also be a member of the marching band. Officer  are determined by election, and the students in the entire band program each get one vote per position.

    President: The president serves as one of the principal liaisons between students, staff, administration, and parents. The president may be called upon to meet with professional adults outside the regular band program to advocate on behalf of the band. The president is responsible for holding regular officer meetings and should actively seek ways to improve the band.

    Secretary/Public Relations: The secretary is responsible for communication between the students, staff and parents. The secretary should prepare regular contributions to the band newsletter (published digitally). The secretary should coordinate with the president and other officers to maintain a positive presence for the band on social media. The secretary should send regular reminders to the other students as deemed necessary by the officers and staff.

    Treasurer: The treasurer is responsible for maintaining a ledger of the school accounts and verifying payments and deposits associated with the school accounts. The treasurer is responsible for coordinating student engagement with band fundraisers.

    Librarian: The librarian may be the same person for the marching band. The librarian is responsible for the distribution and collection of the music used in performance and practice. The librarian is responsible for maintaining an organized and efficient system where students can access original copies of the literature. The librarian is responsible for maintaining the library of scores as well as parts.

    Drum Major(s): The drum major(s) will serve as an officer in the band program. The drum major(s) have input and decision-making capacity equal to the other officers. The drum major(s) position is appointed by the director, not elected by the student body.

     

    MARCHING BAND LEADERSHIP

    Drum Major(s): (see officer positions)

    • Serve as the prime example of excellence in the band. Excellent performance and the highest standards of personal conduct are absolutely essential.
    • The drum major(s) will also serve as band officers for the entire program and have input and decision-making capacity equal to the other officers.
    • Work closely with the staff to plan rehearsal objectives each week.
    • Communicate student needs to the staff and serve as the critical link between students and staff.
    • Coordinate the student leadership team and assist in areas that require improvement.
    • Conduct the field show.
    • Lead the band in performance at football games.
    • Start every rehearsal on time. Starting rehearsal on time means that everyone knows their jobs and has started them in time to begin rehearsal together.
    • End every rehearsal together. Work with the entire ensemble to accomplish the end of rehearsal tasks, then dismiss the entire ensemble as a group.

    During the 2020-2021 season, captain positions will be assigned in the woodwind, brass, percussion, and color guard. A visual captain will not be assigned at this time. Captains will be tasked with rehearsal assistance. Section leaders will assist with logistics and social outreach.

    Music Captain(s):

    • Demonstrate the highest levels of musical achievement in the band.
    • Work with the staff to plan rehearsal objectives each week.
    • Work with drum majors to assist struggling performers with their musical technique outside of regular rehearsal time.
    • Coordinate and assist section leaders with instructional review.
    • Verify that all performers have their show music in their drill books at every rehearsal.

    Visual Captain(s):

    • Demonstrate the highest levels of visual achievement in the band.
    • Work with the staff to plan rehearsal objectives each week.
    • Work with drum majors to assist struggling performers with their visual technique outside of regular rehearsal time.
    • Coordinate and assist section leaders with instructional review.
    • Verify that all performers have their drill books at every rehearsal.

    Equipment Manager:

    • Work with the drum major(s) and section leaders to create and implement a duty roster for rehearsals.
      • Microphones and long-range speakers
      • Yard markers
      • Sound reinforcement
      • Field props
      • Securing the practice space (blocking off traffic)
      • Color guard equipment
      • Pit percussion equipment
    • Work with drum majors and section leaders to properly store all equipment prior to any person's departure at the end of rehearsal.
    • Work with the drum major(s) and section leaders to create and implement a duty roster for performances and travel.
      • Loading/unloading trailer
      • Equipment accountability - make sure it's all there
      • Equipment security/safety - make sure it's stored safely and securely
      • Seat cushions
      • Clean-up of seated area
    • Work with drum majors and section leaders to ensure that jobs are being properly executed.
    • Monitor the condition of equipment and work with the staff and parent volunteers to manage maintenance and repair.


    Librarian:

    • If the librarian for marching band is different than the band officer position, the marching band librarian should work with the officer to maintain an organized and efficient collection of marching band performance and instructional materials.
    • Work with the section leaders to provide all members with appropriate copies of
      • warm-up and instructional materials
      • performance pieces (including the most recent editions)
      • stand tunes
      • trip literature
      • parade music
    • Work with the section leaders to effectively maintain flip-folders in good working order.
    • Work with the section leaders to insure that the flip-folders are taken to every game, and returned in good condition.

     

    Uniform Manager:

    • Work with staff and parent volunteers to ensure that the uniform and all uniform accessories are being properly displayed by members of the ensemble.
    • Work with section leaders to verify that all students have properly stored their performance uniforms.
    • Work with section leaders to verify that all students have an appropriate pinny and properly displayed drill number.

     

    Section Leaders: There should be one section leader for every 5-10 students. The section leader is the most important representative of his or her group. The section leader should be the first advocate and the most helpful friend for his or her section. The section leader is responsible for creating a group that is committed to the ensemble, and does so by demonstrating with the utmost integrity the ways in which individuals contribute to the collective success of our ensemble. The section leader is responsible for coordinating activities (outside of rehearsal time) that develop the critical social bond between the performers who spend significant amounts of time in close proximity with one another. The section leader is responsible for recognizing conflict within the section, seeking ways to negotiate the challenge, and developing positive relationships between peers.

    Section leaders are responsible for coordinating the actions of their group in alignment with the other student leaders, including drum major(s), musical/visual captain(s), uniform and equipment managers, librarian and other section leaders. The section leader is responsible for making sure that jobs are carried out by his or her section. The section leader is responsible for covering or re-assigning jobs if a member of their section is unavailable to help. 

    Section leaders are responsible for communicating any instructional or social concerns with the drum major(s) and captains. The drum major(s) and captains will coordinate with the staff to resolve any issues.