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2015 Drum Majors

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha graduated as a Drum Major from Oak Ridge High School in Spring, Texas in the spring of 2012.  She is a flute player under Kathy Daniel and has been a member of the Flute trio, flute choir, Symphonic band, Wind Ensemble, Flute Studio, and the Bearkat Marching Band. Samantha has also served as a visual tech in her second year in the BMB.  She is a junior at Sam Houston working to get her degree in the study of Music Education.  Samantha joined the all women's fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, in the fall of 2013 and is the corresponding secretary. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2017 and being her teaching career.  She also plans to pursue a Masters degree in conducting.  

 

Cameron Price

Cameron graduated from McKinney Boyd High School in the spring of 2013 where he served as a Drum Major during his junior and senior years. He is now a junior at SHSU majoring in Music Education and is a member of Tau Beta Sigma. He is a French Horn student under Peggy DeMers and has been a member of the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Old Main Brass Choir, Horn Studio, Angry Orange Brass Band, and the Bearkat Marching Band. This will be his third year in the BMB, and his second year as a Drum Major. Cameron plans to graduate in spring 2018 and pursue his band directing career.

 

Edith Saucedo

Edith graduated in the spring of 2013 from Cypress Ridge High School in Houston Tx, where she served as drum major her junior and senior year. She will be a junior at SHSU in the fall of 2015 and is currently majoring in Music Education. She is a clarinet student under Patricia Card and has been a member of the Symphonic Band, Clarinet Studio, Clarinet Choir, Clarinet Quartet. This is her third year as a member of the Bearkat Marching Band and her first year as a drum major for the BMB. Edith plans to graduate in the spring of 2018, begin her teaching career as a band director and ultimately pursue a master’s degree in instrumental conducting.

 


2015 Student Assistants

 

Luis Blas

Luis Blas is a 2011 graduate from Huntsville High School, where he was a section leader for the Huntsville Hornet Military Marching Band. Luis is a euphonium student under Dr. Henry Howey and has been a member of the SHSU tuba euphonium quartet, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and the Tuba Euphonium studio. Luis has been a member of the Bearkat Marching Band since the fall of 2011. This is his fifth year in BMB and his second year as a student assistant at Sam Houston State University . Luis plans to student teach in the fall of 2016 and begin his career as a music teacher.

 

Aaron Voisard

Aaron graduated from John Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas in the spring of 2011. He served as a section leader for the trumpet section during his junior and senior years. At SHSU, Aaron has been a member of The Bearkat Marching Band, The Angry Orange Brass Band, and Concert Band. This is his fourth year in BMB and his second year as a Student Assistant. Aaron is now a senior music education major at SHSU. After graduation, he is plans to teach high school band in the DFW area.

 

Malorie Hegemeyer

Malorie graduated from Waller High School in the spring of 2013, having served as a student leader in her band program. A flute student of Kathy Daniel, Malorie has performed with various chamber ensembles, Flute Choir, Symphonic Band, and the Bearkat Marching Band. She served as a visual tech for the flute section in her second year with the BMB. Malorie is a junior at Sam Houston and is working towards a degree in Music Education.She was initiated into Sigma Alpha Iota, a women’s music fraternity, in the spring of 2014 and holds the office of Vice President, Membership. She plans to graduate in the fall of 2017 and begin her career as a Middle School or Junior High Band Director.

 

Michael Garcia

Michael graduated from Klein Forest High School in Houston, TX in the spring of 2012. He is a tuba player under the instruction of Professor Robert Daniel, and he has been a member of the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Tuba/Euphonium Studio, Old Main Brass Choir, and the Bearkat Marching Band. Michael has been a member of the BMB for four years, serving as a music tech during his third year. At SHSU, Michael is a member of the Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and he served as a camp counselor for the School of Music’s Summer Music Camps in 2014 and 2015. He has also taught at various high schools as a marching instructor. Michael is now a senior at Sam Houston working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Michael plans to move to the Austin area and become a band director or music teacher after graduation.


Adam Robertson

Adam Robertson is a Junior at Sam Houston State University. He is working on a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Anthropology. This will be Adam's third year in the Bearkat Marching Band and his first year as Student Assistant. During his first two years Adam was a member of the drumline, playing bottom bass both years. Adam genuinely enjoys meeting new people, is incredibly outgoing and cannot wait to meet new BMB members!

 


 

2015 Visual Techs

Wade, Karen - Flute
McCray, Dominique - Flute
Haynes, Lauren - Clarinet
Quintana, Weston - Clarinet
Doss, Brittany - Sax
Zellar, John - Sax
Hoffman Cody - Trumpet
de la Rua, Austin - Trumpet
Durden, Michelle - Mellophone
Jaimes, David - Mellophone
Ansell, Caleb - Trombone

Shirazi, Johan - Trombone
Lambert, Natalia - Baritone
Conrad, Michael - Sousaphone


 

2015 Music Techs

Mason, Julie - Flute
Castillo, Juan - Clarinet
Olle, Montana - Sax
Burson, Will - Trumpet
Rodriguez, Gabriel - Trumpet
Finch, Indya - Mellophone
Laran, Rafael - Trombone
Knight, Kaitlin - Baritone
Quiroz, Juan - Sousaphone


 

2015 Color Guard Techs

Howard, Elise - Captain
Quach, Peter - Assistant


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