The most visible and iconic student leaders on the field are the Drum Majors. The BMB has a proud tradition of excellent drum majors who assist in running rehearsals and who guide the ensemble in performance
Over the past several years an astonishing number of BMB members have held prestigious drum major positions in major drum & bugle corps including, Madison Scouts, Cavaliers, Bluecoats, Colts, Carolina Crown, and River City Rhythm
The Drum Majors have many responsibilities that make the BMB function effectively.
Coordinate Section Leaders and run staff meetings
Unify marching and music style issues
Consult with director about rehearsal order and relate agenda to staff
Conduct the band in performance
Perform duties as assigned by director
Run rehearsal protocol
2019 Drum Majors
Nathan is a Junior Music Education Major at The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is in the tuba/euphonium studio under Dr. Jacob Grewe. He has been Drum Major of the Madison Scouts for the past three years and will be returning for his fourth year in 2019. Nathan is the current president of the campus’ chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is in the wind symphony as well as concert choir. He is also in Bassically Brass, a tuba/euphonium ensemble, and initiative tuba quartet. Nathan is incredibly excited to be the Drum Major for the BMB this next fall for his third season!
Megan is a Junior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she majors in Music Education and studies trumpet with Mr. Robert Baca. Originally from Rice Lake, WI, Megan has performed in numerous pit orchestras in Rice Lake and Eau Claire. Megan enjoys teaching privately, conducting, and practicing with others. Megan was a 2018 member of the Madison Scouts as a flugelhorn soloist and has played trumpet in the BMB for two years prior to becoming a drum major. She plans to teach middle school band and move to South America after she graduates.
Michael St. Ores
Michael is a Junior Organizational Communications Major at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He will be entering his fourth season with the BMB, and has also performed with concert bands, jazz ensembles, brass quintets and the trumpet studio while at UWEC. He served as a Drum Major at River City Rhythm from 2016-2017, and will be conducting for Carolina Crown this summer for his second year. Michael is originally from Rosemount, Minnesota and plans on living and working in Eau Claire after graduating from UWEC in the Fall of 2019.
Section Leaders are perhaps the most important link in the student leadership chain. They are responsible for most of the individual teaching as well as camaraderie within their section.
Verify participation of every member during the summer and prepare each member for camp
Coordinate Rank Lieutenants and assign duties
Assign parts and drill numbers
Teach marching fundamentals
Conduct music sectionals
Distribute information, announcements, music, and drill to section members
2019 Section Leaders
To be Announced….
Rank Lieutenants are teaching assistants for both marching and music rehearsals. They help incoming members with their transition from high school to college marching band.
Assist Section Leaders with forms, alignment, and marching fundamentals
Teach fundamentals in sub-sections
Assist Section Leaders in music rehearsals.
Contribute to the overall esprit de corps of the section
2019 Rank Lieutenants
To Be Announced…
Maggie is a junior here at UWEC, where she majors in Music with a topical minor in Healing Arts. She intends to pursue a Masters degree in Music Therapy after graduation. She is in voice studio under Mark Mowry, as well as Concert Choir. This is her second year managing BMB, and her first season as chief manager. Her favorite part of BMB is getting to experience first hand the progress and growth of the band from camp to their final performance. She is beyond excited to be stepping into the role of head manger in 2019.
Coordinates all student managers and assigns duties
Ensures that all equipment is in place for rehearsals and performances
Compiles all attendance records
Collaborates with Administrative Assistant to create bus lists, hotel lists, and trip itineraries
To be Announced…
Compiles housing records and communicates with university housing
Handles all financial records including merchandise and invoices
Manages merchandise inventory
Manages uniform staff
Collaborates With Chief Manager