2021 Drum Majors
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 years. Gabrielle is an officer for the Beta Theta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, a community of women who share a passion for music. She studies Clarinet under Dr. Patricia Card and has performed in both the Concert and Symphonic bands as well as the Women’s Choir at SHSU. After graduating, she intends to become a band director, enthusiastically continuing her service through music.
Melody Ozaki graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2019. There, she served as a section leader her junior and senior years. After high school, Melody began serving as a visual tech for Grand Oaks High School. Melody is currently a Junior at Sam Houston State University pursuing a bachelor’s in music education. She has performed with the SHSU Symphonic Band and has also been a member of the Bearkat Marching Band, where she served as a visual tech her sophomore year. Melody plans to become a band director after graduating with the hope of creating a positive and safe environment for everyone.
Trebor Powell is currently a Junior and Music Education major. He is originally from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania but has spent the majority of his life in Houston. Graduating from Cypress Falls High School in 2019, Trebor served as both a Clarinet Technician and Senior Representative of the Golden Eagle Marching Band. In 2020, he served as both a Visual and Music Clarinet Technician for the Bearkat Marching Band. In addition to his role as Drum Major, Trebor is currently the President of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, a co-ed sorority dedicated to serving local bands and the community. Trebor studies Clarinet as his primary instrument under Brian Schellberg. He has also studied French Horn with Dr. Peggy DeMers and played saxophone in the SHSU Concert Band. He is a member of the SHSU Wind Ensemble and SHSU Men’s Choir. Outside of music, Trebor is a Peer Mentor at the Academic Success Center and a member of both the Honors College and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society here at SHSU.
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 at the TMEA Clinic/Convention in 2020. Xavier studies saxophone under Dr. Masahito Sugihara and is also a member of the SHSU Men’s Choir. Xavier intends to graduate in the spring semester of 2024, and then he plans on being a band director spreading his passion for music.
2021 Student Assistants
Olivia Durand graduated from Caney Creek High School in 2019, where she served as drum major her senior year. She is currently a junior pursuing a Music Education major, studying clarinet under Dr. Patricia Card, with a minor in History. Olivia has performed in the Sam Houston State University Concert and Symphonic bands. She has also served as a Clarinet visual tech for the 2020 Bearkat Marching Band. Olivia is a member of Tau Beta Sigma, a co-ed National Honorary Band Sorority devoted to service in the community and local bands. After graduation, she plans to start her career as a band director and begin her journey to become a history professor in the far future to continue to share her passions with others.
Andres Garcia is currently a Junior Music Education major at Sam Houston State University studying Trumpet under Mr. Randal Adams, Mr. Stephen Warkentin, Dr. Amanda Pepping, and Mr. Brian Fincher. He graduated from Obra D Tompkins High School in 2019, where he served as a Trumpet section leader for two years and a band librarian for three years. Andres has previously held a leadership position in the Bearkat Marching Band as a visual tech for the trumpet section. Additionally, Andres is a member of both the Honors College and the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and is a four-time member of the Dean's List. After graduating, Andres plans to become a band director or pursue a master's degree in music theory.
Graciela Lopez is currently pursuing a Music Education major with a concentration in clarinet. She has played clarinet and bass clarinet for 12 years and now studies under the direction of Mr. Brian Schellberg and Dr. Patricia Card. She graduated from Morton Ranch High School (Katy, TX) in 2016 and held various leadership positions within the band, eventually becoming the Woodwind Captain her senior year. Currently, Gracie is the Vice President of the Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority chapter at SHSU. Gracie has also had the honor of performing with the SHSU Symphonic and Concert Bands. Although bittersweet, she is very excited about her last year at SHSU. After graduating, she intends to become a high school band director, hoping to enlighten the lives of her students through her passion for music.
Jaime Peña, Jr. graduated from Palestine High school and is now your friendly neighborhood Bearkat in his second year as a Student Assistant for the BMB. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Music, followed by a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration. Jaime has performed in the SHSU concert and symphonic band, flute choir, and men's choir. His future is still a mystery, but Jaime believes that today is a gift.
2021 Logistics Coordinator
Marissa Anthony is a senior music education major at Sam Houston State University and serves the BMB as a student assistant for the 2021 season. Marissa is from Lubbock, Texas, and received an Associate of Arts degree in music performance and education from South Plains College before transferring to SHSU. Marissa is excited to meet new faces in the BMB and spread the joy of music-making this season. Most days, Marissa can be found in a practice room on campus or on walks with her best furry friend, James.
2021 Visual Techs
- Zalea Wilson - Flute
- Jessica McMartin - Flute
- Madison Laird - Clarinet
- Katie Baker - Clarinet
- Ruben Paredes - Sax
- Gabriel Manzano - Sax
- Elijah Simbajon - Trumpet
- Lilli Beale - Mellophone
- Julio Hernandez - Trombone
- Carlos Urbina - Trombone
- Giancarlo Ianinni -Baritone and Sousaphone
2021 Music Techs
- Zalea Wilson - Flute
- Jocelyn Renteria - Flute
- Claudia Fuenmajor- Clarinet
- Walker Fennell - Sax
- Blake Bishop - Trumpet
- Evan Wells - Trumpet
- Angel Morales - Mellophone
- Sayjah Davis - Trombone
- Jacob Puente - Trombone
- Roberto Gaitan - Baritone and Sousaphone
2020 Drum Line Techs
- Damian Canela - Section Leader and Snare Captain
- Brandon Delaune - Tenor Captain
- Cody Knight - Bass Captain
2021 Color Guard Techs
- Kyleigh Cline - Captain
- Madie Carbajal - Co-Captain
- August Bradshaw - Weapon Tech
- Amber Reynolds - Flag Tech
- Alicia Barnes - Social Officer