Student Leadership Team

2020  Drum Majors

Anthony Alfaro

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Anthony Alfaro graduated from Benjamin O. Davis High School in Houston, TX, in 2018.  As a member of the Falcon Brigade Band, he served as a Drum Major and Section Leader during his junior and senior year. Anthony is currently a sophomore at Sam Houston State University. He is majoring in Music Education and intends to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. Anthony studies flute under the teachings of Lana Kuscer and Amy Wiggs. He is the Secretary for the Zeta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, the music fraternity associated with the School of Music, and he is also a member of the Men's Choir. Anthony desires to teach at the high school level after earning his degree. In the future, he plans to achieve his Masters in Conducting and possibly a Doctoral Degree to teach a college-level ensemble. 

Gabrielle Crouch

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Gabrielle Crouch is currently pursuing a Music Education major and Psychology minor. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 2017, where she served as Drum Major her Junior and Senior year. Gabrielle is an officer of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, a co-ed sorority devoted to service in the community and local bands. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, a community of women who share a passion for music. Gabrielle studies Clarinet under Dr. Patricia Card and is a member of the SHSU Women’s Choir. After graduating, she intends to become a band director continuing her enthusiast service through music and advocating for its appreciation.

Xavier Robinson

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Xavier Robinson was born in Houston, Texas, and is an aspiring Music Education major at Sam Houston State University. Xavier graduated from Andy Dekaney High School in 2019, where he served as Drum Major in the Blue Legion Marching Band his senior year of high school. Xavier also had the privilege to perform with SHSU Wind Ensemble as a freshman on Tenor Saxophone. Xavier intends to graduate in the fall semester of 2024, and then he plans on being a band director spreading his passion for music  


2020 Student Assistants

Lance Bielz
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Lance Bielz graduated from Georgetown High School in the Spring of 2018, where he served as Clarinet Section Leader for two years and Woodwind Caption Head for one year. He is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, and studies clarinet under Dr. Patricia Card. Lance has performed with the SHSU Symphonic Band and is a member of the SHSU Men’s Choir. He has also been a member of the Bearkat Marching Band, where he served as visual tech his sophomore year. Lance is an active member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, a co-ed sorority devoted to service in the community and local bands. He plans to become a band director upon graduation and hopes to become a positive impact on the lives of future musicians. 

Jaime Peña

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Jaime Peña is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Music education. He graduated from Palestine High School, knowing that he wanted to become a Bearkat. Jaime studied under Dr. Kathy Daniel during his first year at SHSU and is now being taught by Lana Kuscer and Amy Wiggs. He has performed in concert band, symphonic band, and flute choir. Jaime enjoys being a music major thanks to all the faculty members and students at the School of Music. After graduation, he plans to seek higher education in music with the hope of sharing joy and laughter with everyone.

Katelyn Seymour

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Katelyn Seymour graduated from Amarillo High School in the spring of 2018. Currently, she is a Music Education major studying Tuba under Dr. Jerome Stover. Katelyn has performed in the Sam Houston State University Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Tuba/ Euphonium Ensemble, and Basketball Band. Katelyn also served the BMB as a Sousaphone visual and music tech for the 2019 marching season. She is a member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, a co-ed band sorority devoted to service in the community and local bands. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, a community of women who share a passion for music. After Graduation, Katelyn hopes to begin a career as a band director and continue to spread the joy of music-making. 

April Tang
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April Tang graduated from Princeton High School in the Spring of 2018, where she served as Music Librarian for three years, clarinet section leader for two years, and Band Vice-President for two years. Currently, April is entering her junior year and is pursuing a degree in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. During her time as a non-major in the Bearkat Marching Band, she had the honor of serving as the Clarinet Music Tech in her sophomore year. April is an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a fraternity of women who have a genuine passion for music and wish to develop music throughout the world. She also holds officer positions in campus organizations such as Food Pantry and Active Minds, whose respective missions are to assist students with food insecurity and promote mental health wellness. During her senior year, April intends to complete her thesis and graduate with the distinction of highest honors Summa Cum Laude in the Spring of 2022. Upon graduation, she will continue to advance her education by attending medical school to become a neurosurgeon.

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2020 Logistics Coordinator

Caitlyn Tucker

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Caitlyn Tucker graduated from Huntsville High School in the Spring of 2018. She served as a Saxophone section leader for two years. Currently, she is an Oboe Music Education major studying under Professor Season Summers. She has had the honor of being a member of the SHSU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and served as Saxophone Music Tech for the Bearkat Marching Band Fall 2019. Caitlyn is an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a fraternity of women who share the love of music, and is currently Vice President Membership. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, she will continue to learn and strive to become a band director and change people’s lives one music note at a time.

2020 Visual Techs

  • Rebecca Kortz - Flute
  • Jessica Hawkins - Flute
  • Trebor Powell - Clarinet
  • Olivia Durand - Clarinet
  • Walker Fennell - Sax
  • Andres Garcia - Trumpet
  • Melodie Ozaki - Trumpet
  • Angel Morales - Mellophone
  • Sayjah Davis - Trombone
  • Allen Ruiz - Trombone
  • Cameron Serra - Sousaphone

2020 Music Techs

  • Matt Manuel - Flute
  • Trevor Powell - Clarinet
  • Sergio Cabrera- Clarinet
  • Marcus Edwards - Sax
  • Alex Suarez - Trumpet
  • Marissa Anthony - Trumpet
  • Allan Cole - Mellophone
  • Sayjah Davis - Trombone
  • Roberto Gaitan - Sousaphone

2020 Drum Line Techs

  • Damian Canela - Section Leader and Snare Captain
  • Brandon Delaune - Tenor Captain
  • Cody Knight - Bass Captain


2020 Color Guard Techs

  • Devan Moore - Co-Captain
  • Kyleigh Cline - Co-Captain