Leadership Team

2018  Drum Majors

Camran Ahmed

Camran Ahmed graduated from McKinney Boyd High School in the Spring of 2016. Here he served as both a Drum Major and a Section Leader for the Bronco Marching Band. Camran is a Freshman here at SHSU, studying as a Music Education major. He also studies clarinet under the teachings of Dr. Patricia Card, while also having the privilege to be a part of ensembles such as the Wind Ensemble, Latin Band, Clarinet ensembles, and Clarinet Studio. Camran is his MC class President for Tau Beta Sigma, one of the National Honorary Band Sororities. He intends to graduate in the Spring of 2020 and proceed to graduate school to better his ability as both a conductor and a teacher.

Maggie Tullius

Juan Guardiola


2018 Student Assistants

Taylor-Michelle Evans

Taylor Michelle graduated from McKinney Boyd High School in the spring of 2015. There she served as flute section leader for two years and Band President her senior year. Currently, as a flute Music Education major under the direction of Professor Kathy Daniel, she has had the honor of being a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Opera, and served as a visual tech for the Bearkat Marching Band. She also has had the honor to perform and compete with the Sam Houston flute choir and flute ensembles. Taylor Michelle is an active member of the band service sorority Tau Beta Sigma having served as Co-Educator. After graduation from Sam Houston State University in the spring of 2020 she will continue to improve her musical abilities as a band director and eventually pursue a Master's degree in Instrumental Performance. 

Natalia Lambert

Natalia Lambert is a senior Music Education student here at SHSU. She graduated in 2014 from Luling High School where she served as the drum major and uniform manager for the Luling Eagle Marching Band. This is Natalia's fourth year in the Bearkat Marching Band where she has served as the Baritone Visual Technician for two years. Natalia is a euphonium student of Dr. Henry Howey and has played in the SHSU Symphonic and Concert Bands, as well as the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. She is an active member in the Alpha Omicron chapter of Tau Beta Sigma where she has served as both chapter President and Parliamentarian. In Tau Beta Sigma, Natalia has been a District Officer of the Southwest District. Ms. Lambert intends to graduate with honors from SHSU in the Fall of 2018 with the hopes of teaching beginner band and later plans to attend graduate school for Academic Administration with the intention of becoming a principal.

Amelia Mixon

Heather Keuthan
Luis Olivares

2018 Logistics Coordinator

Christopher Swatzel

2018 Visual Techs

  • Anna Wier - Flute
  • Valeria Escobedo - Flute
  • Joseph Nguyen - Clarinet
  • Sam Reyna - Clarinet
  • Parker Bretz- Sax
  • Xavier Knott - Sax
  • Akira Nakamura - Trumpet
  • Hayden Henley - Trumpet
  • Ashlyn Pugh - Mellophone
  • Catherine Ruiz - Mellophone
  • Max Suarez - Trombone
  • Zach White - Baritone
  • Alex Cuellar - Baritone
  • Lupe Mirafuenta - Sousaphone

2018 Music Techs

  • Kelly Orlando - Flute
  • Brittany Nettuno- Clarinet
  • Diana Arredondo - Clarinet
  • Jacob Tunstall - Sax
  • TJ Williams - Trumpet
  • Kyle Foster - Trumpet
  • Allen Cole - Mellophone
  • Dratler, Steven - Trombone
  • James Elam- Trombone
  • Jordan Lamb - Baritone
  • Erik Aguilar - Sousaphone

2017 Color Guard Techs

Gayla Raulie - Captain
Victoria Burgess - Co-Captain