Student Leadership

Drum Majors

Besnik Abrashi

Besnik Abrashi is a clarinet concentration, Music Education and Clarinet Performance major from Flower Mound, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Abrashi serves as a Drum Major. Hobbies and interests include playing card games. Abrashi hopes to influence the band by bringing positive energy to every rehearsal and game to give each member a great experience throughout the season.

Isaac Galvan

Isaac Galvan is a horn concentration, Music Education major from Arlington, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Galvan serves as a Drum Major. Hobbies and interests include playing horn, sports, and watching movies. Galvan hopes to influence the band by having a great attitude and providing a productive and enjoyable environment to make the Green Brigade the best it can be.

Matthew Gaona

Matthew Gaona is a trumpet concentration, Music Education and Trumpet Performance major from San Antonio, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Gaona serves as a Drum Major. Hobbies and interests include spending time with friends. Gaona hopes to influence the band in a positive way by befriending new members and being a supportive teammate within the Green Brigade.

Hunter Smith

Hunter Smith is a clarinet concentration, Music Education major from Austin, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Smith serves as a Drum Major. Hobbies and interests include playing video games and exercising. Smith hopes to influence the band in a positive way by leading by example.

Student Assistant to the Director

Ben Ayers

Ben Ayers is a horn concentration, Music Education major from Arlington, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Ayers serves as a Student Assistant to the Director, as well as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include drum corps and eating. Ayers hopes to influence the band in a positive way by creating a fun and efficient educational experience for everyone by using his past and current experiences.

Student Assistant for Marketing and Student Engagement

Alyssa Tranbarger

Alyssa Tranbarger is a saxophone concentration, Music Education major from San Antonio, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Tranbarger serves as Student Assistant for Marketing and Student Engagement, as well as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include photography and yoga. Tranbarger hopes to influence the band by creating a positive and memorable experience for each member.

Field Instructors

Aranka Barbe

Aranka Barbe is a horn concentration, Music Education major from Houston, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Barbe serves as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include arranging music. Barbe hopes to influence the band in a positive way by creating a higher standard of performance and enthusiasm.

Andrew Burris

Andrew Burris is a tuba concentration, Music Education major from Round Rock, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Burris serves as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include swimming. Burris hopes to influence the band by helping progress the technique of the band and creating a positive marching experience for every member.

Marcus Cardenas

Marcus Cardenas is a trumpet concentration, Music Education major from Galveston, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Cardenas serves as a Field Tech as well as Trumpet Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include watching movies, composing, and drum corps. Cardenas hopes to influence the band by bringing positivity to the ensemble and leading by example.

Emily Frederickson

Emily Frederickson is a horn concentration, Music Education major from Austin, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Frederickson serves as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include creative planning and keeping guinea pigs. Frederickson hopes to influence the band by using her drum corps experience to help GB members have a positive experience, and to develop a vigor and intensity that encourages a love for the marching arts.

Shauna Heisler

Shauna Heisler is a flute concentration, Music Education and Flute Performance major from Sugar Land, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Heisler serves as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include eating pizza, napping, and spending time with dogs. Heisler hopes to influence the band in a positive way by offering unique teaching philosophies about the community of a program and leaving everyone with a smile.

 

Jay Lopez

Jay Lopez is a bassoon concentration, Music Education major from Laredo, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Lopez serves as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include drum corps, spending time in Box7 Ministries, and napping. Lopez hopes to influence the band in a positive way by making Green Brigade an environment for personal growth and self-exploration.

Dan Regalado

Dan Regalado is a horn concentration, Music Education major from Severna Park, Maryland. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Regalado serves as Lead Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include spending time with people and listening to their stories. Regalado hopes to influence the band in a positive way by being a model to the leadership team and members on how small actions amount to big change in this world.

Philip Roth

Philip Roth is a clarinet concentration, Music Education major from Austin, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Roth serves as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include spending time with friends. Roth hopes to influence the band by bringing a positive attitude to the program while also honing his teaching skills.

Faith Ann Santucci

Faith Ann Santucci is a flute concentration, Music Education and Flute Performance major from West Chester, Ohio. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Santucci serves as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include baking. Santucci hopes to influence the band by bringing a positive attitude and helping everyone feel like they have something to contribute.

Jack Walker

Jack Walker is a euphonium concentration, Music Education major from Austin, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Walker serves as a Field Tech. Hobbies and interests include playing video games. Walker hopes to influence the band by providing a positive and educational experience for all the members.

 

Section Leaders

Jayden Bernal

Jayden Bernal is a clarinet concentration, Music Education and Clarinet Performance major from San Antonio, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Bernal serves as a Clarinet Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include ping pong, shopping, and watching drum corps shows. Bernal hopes to influence the band by bringing a fun and positive environment to the clarinet section and Green Brigade as a whole.

Kyle Bond

Kyle Bond is a saxophone concentration, Music Education major from Frisco, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Bond serves as a Saxophone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include playing sports. Bond hopes to influence the band by being a positive role model and by making everybody’s experience fun and meaningful.

Jacob Bradford

Jacob Bradford is a trombone concentration, Music Education major from Sunnyvale, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Bradford serves as a Trombone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include playing video games. Bradford hopes to influence the band by bringing a positive vibe to both the band and trombone section so Green Brigade can be as efficient as possible.

Landon Chang

Landon Chang is a saxophone concentration, Music Education and Saxophone Performance major from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Chang serves as a Saxophone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include running, geocaching, and drum corps. Chang hopes to influence the band in a positive way by creating a memorable experience for those involved.

 

Lauren Coker

Lauren Coker is a horn concentration, Music Education major from Azle, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Coker serves as a Mellophone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include watching Netflix and playing with her dogs. Coker hopes to influence the band in a positive way by bringing a sense of family to the Green Brigade.

Abby Flores

Abby Flores is an Accounting major from Andrews, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Flores serves as a Clarinet Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include watching YouTube and hanging out with friends. Flores hopes to influence the band in a positive way by promoting unity across the band.

 

Bryce Gardner

Bryce Gardner is a percussion concentration, Music Education major from Plano, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Gardner serves as a Battery and Snare Line Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include collecting Dr. Pepper memorabilia. Gardner hopes to influence the band in a positive way by motivating members of the battery to put forth their best efforts towards achieving a great ensemble sound, and creating a solid backbone for the rest of the band.

PJ Harrison

PJ Harrison is a Criminal Justice major from Grapevine, Texas. As a fourth year member of the Green Brigade, Harrison serves as a Baritone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include hanging out with friends. Harrison hopes to influence the band in a positive way by creating an atmosphere where everyone feels like family.

Nathan Kock

Nathan Kock is a clarinet concentration, Music Education major from Laredo, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Kock serves as a Clarinet Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include spending quality time with friends and family. Kock hopes to influence the band by being a positive role model and influencing as many students as possible, and to see students enjoy their time marching and making music.

Amanda Millen

Amanda Millen is a percussion concentration, Music Education major from Prosper, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Millen serves as a Front Ensemble Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include napping. Millen hopes to influence the band by creating a positive and fun environment.

Hannah Ottinger

Hannah Ottinger is a Drawing and Painting major and music minor from Allen, Texas. As a fourth year member of the Green Brigade, Ottinger serves as a Flute Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include spending time with her bird and her friends. Ottinger hopes to influence the band in a positive way by encouraging non-music majors to join Green Brigade.

Adam Selph

Adam Selph is a trombone concentration, Music Education major from Bridgewater, New Jersey. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Selph serves as a Trombone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include playing computer games. Selph hopes to influence the band by encouraging a positive attitude by acting as a helpful and encouraging role model.

Noah Stewart

Noah Stewart is a tuba concentration, Music Education and Tuba Performance major from Azle, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Stewart serves as a Sousaphone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include watching The Office and hanging out with his friends. Stewart hopes to influence the band in a positive way by creating a more social and friendly environment that encourages working hard and playing harder.

George Theodoroulis

George Theodoroulis is a euphonium concentration, Music Education major from Katy, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Theodoroulis serves as a Trombone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include composing music. Theodoroulis hopes to influence the band in a positive way by building a closer relationship between the members while also spreading his knowledge about marching and music.

Chris Trabucchi

Chris Trabucchi is a bassoon concentration, Music Education major from Edmond, Oklahoma. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Trabucchi serves as a Saxophone Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include playing Ultimate Frisbee. Trabucchi hopes to influence the band in a positive way by making Green Brigade enjoyable for not only his section but for all the new and returning marchers.

Michael Vasquez

Michael Vasquez is a clarinet concentration, Music Education major from El Paso, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Vasquez serves as a Clarinet Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include community service and attending musical events. Vasquez hopes to influence the band in a positive way by creating a comfortable environment for new members

Nathan Wade

Nathan Wade is a trumpet concentration, Music Education and Trumpet Performance major from Houston, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Wade serves as a Trumpet Section Leader. Hobbies and interests include drawing. Wade hopes to influence the band in a positive way by bringing a good attitude and dedication to the program.

Coordinators

Jayme Atkinson

Jayme Atkinson is a Media Arts major from Aledo, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Atkinson serves as a Trumpet Coordinator. Hobbies and interests include photography, drum corps, and chilling with her dogs. Atkinson hopes to influence the band in a positive way by making everyone feel welcome.

Melinda Coleman

Melinda Coleman is a clarinet concentration, Music Education major from Palatine, Illinois. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Coleman serves as a Trumpet Section Coordinator. Hobbies and interests include reading sci-fi and fantasy books. Coleman hopes to influence the band in a positive way by enhancing the family atmosphere of the trumpet section and the whole band.

 

Mary Collier

Mary Collier is a horn concentration, Music Education major from Round Rock, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Collier serves as Color Guard Social Chair. Hobbies and interests include reading. Collier hopes to influence the band in a positive way by making the color guard a cohesive team and to promote kindness

Melanie Crockett

Melanie Crockett is a History major from Mansfield, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Crockett serves as a Trumpet Coordinator and Uniform Manager. Hobbies and interests include country dancing. Crockett hopes to influence the band in a positive way by encouraging a love for the marching arts and making music an important part in everyone’s life.

 

George Crouch

George Crouch is a percussion concentration, Music Education major from Leander, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Crouch serves as a Front Ensemble Tech. Hobbies and interests include arranging music. Crouch hopes to influence the band in a positive way by developing and diversifying the members of the band.

Caleb Emblem

Caleb Emblem is a saxophone concentration, Music Education major from Waco, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Emblem serves as a Mellophone Coordinator. Hobbies and interests include running. Emblem hopes to influence the band in a positive way by recognizing the importance of having fun in marching band.

William Grace

William Grace is a Computer Science major from Port Isabel, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Grace serves as a Trumpet Coordinator. Hobbies and interests include video games. Grace hopes to influence the band in a positive way by helping new members have an enjoyable season.

Ben Koch

Ben Koch is a percussion concentration, Music Education major from Austin, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Koch serves as a Bass Tech. Hobbies and interests include running. Koch hopes to influence the band in a positive way by cultivating an educational and enthusiastic environment.

Ryan Linhart

Ryan Linhart is a percussion concentration, Music Education major from Fayette, Missouri. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Linhart serves as a Cymbal Tech. Hobbies and interests include drumming with his friends. Linhart hopes to influence the band in a positive way by making GB a memorable experience.

Emiyah McCray

Emiyah McCray is a Computer Science major from Dallas, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, McCray serves as a Trumpet Coordinator. Hobbies and interests include video games. McCray hopes to influence the band in a positive way by creating an enjoyable environment for incoming and returning members

Jacob Picht

Jacob Picht is a trumpet concentration, Music Education major from Wichita Falls, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Picht serves as a Trumpet Coordinator. Hobbies and interests include drum corps and marching band show design. Picht hopes to influence the band by being a positive leader that both new and returning members can come to when they need something.

Tyler Primeaux

Tyler Primeaux is a percussion concentration, Music Education major from The Colony, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Primeaux serves as a Front Ensemble Tech. Hobbies and interests include drum corps. Primeaux hopes to influence the band in a positive way by creating the best environment possible.

 

Christian Quintero

Christian Quintero is a clarinet concentration, Music Education major from Brownsville, Texas. As a third year member of the Green Brigade, Quintero serves as a Color Guard Captain. Hobbies and interests include dance. Quintero hopes to influence the band in a positive way by providing a fun color guard education experience.

Vili Tuppurainen

Vili Tuppurainen is a flute concentration, Music Education major from Coppell, Texas. As a second year member of the Green Brigade, Tuppurainen serves as a Trumpet Section Coordinator. Hobbies and interests include watching Netflix. Tuppurainen hopes to influence the band in a positive way by motivating people to be successful both in band and in their classes in any way that he can.