Band Board

The Band Board is a six-member elected delegation of band members who manage both the behind-the-scenes and public day to day operations of the Band. The Band Board is elected for a one-year term that begins and ends at halftime at the last football game in November. If a position becomes vacant mid-term, that position is filled via a special election as soon as it is feasible. Specifics on election policy can be found in our bland yet informative constitution.

Please feel free to e-mail the appropriate Band Board member by clicking on his or her name. If you're not sure which Band Board member is appropriate, you may simply email the President, or all of Band Board. If your band is traveling to Brown, or if you have specific questions about band activities or events, the person to contact is the Corresponding Secretary. For general comments, suggestions, etc. please feel free to mail any member of the Band Board.


For the term ending November 2015

PRESIDENT: Sidney Karesh '16Sidney Karesh

The President is reponsible for scheduling and running Band Board meetings, running elections, and officially representing the Band to the University administration, UFB, UCS, and other acronyms.


Chris Warren

VICE PRESIDENT: Chris Warren '16

The Vice President yells at the Band runs field rehearsals, serves as a liaison to the athletic department, and performs other administrative tasks throughout the year.

Raised in the frozen wasteland that is the suburban midwest, Chris laughs at New England winters until it rains. Chris doesn’t handle rain very well. He is studying Electrical Engineering and trying to play every brass instrument before he graduates. He enjoys calling himself "President of Vice" and hopes it will catch on.

Hayley Siegel

GENERAL MANAGER: Hayley Siegel '17

The General Manager is responsible for working with the Appointed Positions and presenting their needs to Band Board, for managing instruments and uniforms, and for keeping the band on its feet (or skates depending on the season).

Hayley, a proud Nutmegger, calls Southwest Connecticut her home. She is a Public Health concentrator and when not spending her time downtown in the School of Public Health can be found living in the band room. She is a fan of the band,  health care, the band, video game glitches, the band, various types of tape, and did she mention the band?


Charlie Gleason

BUSINESS MANAGER: Charlie Gleason '17

The Business Manager is in charge of the finances, expenses, income, and budgetary and/or swag-related matters of the Band.

The Corresponding Secretary acts as a representative to other bands, providing information on housing, practice fields, directions, etc. when other bands visit us and likewise procuring this information when we go to away games. The CorSec also reserves hotel rooms and provides directions and itineraries on roadtrips.  Do not ask the CorSec if we are there yet.


Max Urbany


The Recording Secretary (better known as RecSec and better spelled as WreckSec) takes attendance at rehearsals and on roadtrips, maintains databases of band alumni and contributors, keeps Band Board meeting notes, sends weekly band notices, and picks up the slack.



Charlie Moder

Student Conductor: Charlie Moder '16

Charlie hails from the state of Massachusetts. He enjoys getting lost, knots, Lost, animals with spots, and Robert Frost, not to mention sail boats, ski slopes, foods with oats, climbing ropes, and raising goats. Also, he is gangly.

Daniel Muller

Assistant Student Conductor: Daniel Muller '17

Daniel, born in a log cabin four score and seven years ago in the deep woods of Connecticut, has been playing trombone and loving it since fifth grade. Things that Daniel loves include the Band, geography, food, keeping wild animals as pets in his dorm room, and ending sentences in a question?



Flutes Jesús Leyva '16 Jesús Leyva
  Francesca Lim '18  Francesca Lim
Clarinets Kristen Sorgi '15 Kristen Sorgi
  Matt Gasteiger '15 Matt Gasteiger
and Mellophones
Abby Muller '16 Abby Muller
  Kevin Do '18

 Kevin Do
Trumpets Derek Wilson '15 Derek Wilson
  Cassie Cole '18 Cassie Cole
Low Brass Carol Medina '18 Carol Medina
  Hisyam Takiudin '18  Hisyam Takiudin
  Shannon Ward '18  Shannon Ward
Percussion Peter Kirschner '17 Peter Kirschner
  Katie Hay '18  Katie Hay


Librarians Dana Leichter '18
  Matthew Finn '18
  Sammy Perez '18
Social Chairs Elaine Nguyen '15
PR Chairs Katie Hay '18
  Carol Medina '18
  Zach Woessner '18
Scriptwriters Zoe Fieldsteel '15
  Amy Andrews '16
  Abby Muller '16
Historians Zoe Fieldsteel '15
  Ben Weedon '16
  Peter Kirschner '17
  Sarah Cowles '17
Alumni Liaisons Abby Muller '16
  Caleb Hersh '17
  Isabella Martinez '17
  Cassie Cole '18
Webmasters Ben Weedon '16
  Sarah Cowles '17