Student Leadership Team

2024  Drum Majors

Baylor McDugle

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Baylor McDugle, a junior at Sam Houston State University, is pursuing a major in kinesiology. In 2022, he graduated from Waller High School, where he led the Bulldog Band as a drum major for his junior and senior years. As a member of the Bearkat Marching Band, Baylor played tenor saxophone for two years and served as a saxophone music tech during his sophomore year. He also participates in the Concert Band and the Angry Orange Basketball Band in the spring. This season, Baylor looks forward to using his experience to serve the BMB and help fulfill our motto of "Passion. Family. Excellence." After graduation, he plans to continue his education to pursue a career in health to serve his community.

Anna Ng

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Anna Ng, second-year BMB drum major, is in her senior year at Sam Houston State University, majoring in psychology and minoring in forensic science. She graduated from Morton Ranch high school in 2021, where she held many leadership positions, including drum major for the Mighty Maverick Band! At SHSU, Anna also enjoys being a dedicated member of the BMB and the Winter Guard program. After graduation, she plans to kickstart my career as a forensic psychologist to help rehabilitate criminals.

Kynnady Sparks

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Kynnady Sparks is a junior music education major studying flute under Dr. Lana Kuscer. She graduated from Midlothian Heritage High School in 2022, where she served as a field tech her sophomore year and drum major for her junior and senior years. At SHSU, she has performed with the symphonic band as the principal flute player and is now in the Wind Ensemble.  Kynnady joined Tau Beta Sigma, a co-Ed sorority dedicated to serving local bands and the community. This year, Kynnady will be serving as a second-year drum major for the Bearkat Marching Band and the music chair and co-educator in the Alpha Omicron chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. After graduating, she hopes to share her love of music as a high school band director and show her students the beauty of music through education.

2024 Student Assistants

Brandon Bashaw

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Brandon Bashaw is a junior at Sam Houston, majoring in construction management and pursuing a minor in architectural design. Brandon graduated from Seven Lakes High School, where he served as Bass Clarinet section leader during his senior year. Brandon has been with the BMB for three years and has served as a saxophone music tech and visual tech. Brandon plays bass and contrabass clarinet in the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. He also plays bari sax in the Concert Band and the Angry Orange Basketball Band. Brandon builds furniture and other woodworking projects in his free time and enjoys repairing and restoring instruments. After graduating, Brandon plans to join an architecture firm while continuing his woodworking business. 

Steven Boone

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Steven Boone is a senior at Sam Houston State Universitypursuing a degree in Music Education. He studies trumpet under Mr. Randy Adams, Mr. Steve Warkentin, Dr. Amanda Pepping, and Mr. Brian Fincher. Steven graduated from Deer Park High School in 2021, where he was one of the section leaders for that marching season. Steven will serve his final year with the BMB in our second year as part of Conference USA. He is excited about this upcoming season and can't wait to meet everyone and make new memories. EAT 'EM UP KATS!

Holly Hendrickson

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Holly Hendrickson is currently a junior pursuing music education. Holly graduated from Wills Point High School, serving as head trumpet section leader as a sophomore and junior and band captain as a senior. In addition, they serve as the Service Coordinator of the Alpha Omicron chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, a music sorority. Holly studies Trumpet under Randy Adams and Steve Warkentin. They performed with the Symphonic Band for two years and the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps in 2023. Holly hopes to use their experience and love of the arts to help create an engaging and collaborative environment on and off the field. After graduation, Holly plans to pursue a career as a Junior High band director, hoping to share and enable a passion for music in young people. Holly's blind kitty, Cinnamon, is also in the photo.

Alyssa Samson

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Alyssa Samson is a senior in her 7th and final year working towards her undergraduate degree in Music Education, studying French Horn under Deborah Harvey. Alyssa's marched Mellophone in the BMB for two years and now will serve as a Student Assistant. Before transferring to Sam Houston State, Alyssa studied at Texas A&M University at both the Galveston and College Station campuses for a total of three and a half years, where she was involved in the Sea Aggie Band as director and piccolo in Galveston, and then played horn for the Texas A&M Concert and Symphonic bands in College Station. Alyssa served as the principal horn player for the SHSU Concert Band twice and has also been a member of the SHSU Symphonic Band. Alyssa is the lead alto singer and plays trumpet, flute, and horn for her church. She is in her second year as the children's choir director. After graduation, Alyssa plans to become an elementary music teacher or work for a K8 private school to teach general music, band, and choir.


Qays Syed

Qays Syed is a junior accounting major at Sam Houston University. He graduated from Woodville High School in 2022, where he was a section leader for 3 years and drum major for his senior year. During his 2 years in the Bearkat Marching Band, he played the clarinet. After graduation, he plans to earn his CPA license and pursue a career in public accounting.


2023 Visual Techs

2023 Music Techs

2023 Drum Line Techs

2023 Color Guard Techs