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.

BAND BOARD OFFICERS

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.

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

RECORDING SECRETARY: Max Urbany '18

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.

 

CONDUCTORS

Zoe Fieldsteel

Student Conductor: Zoe Fieldsteel '15

Zoe, a fiercely loyal Connecticutian, has been conducting the band since her freshman year. Passionate about American Sign Language, she enjoys teaching as many signs as possible to anyone who will stand still long enough.


Charlie Moder

Assistant 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

Baby 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?



 

SECTION LEADERS

Flutes Isabella Martinez '17 Isabella Martinez
  Francesca Lim '18  Francesca Lim
Clarinets Kristen Sorgi '15 Kristen Sorgi
  Sarah Cowles '17 Sarah Cowles
Saxophones
and Mellophones
Zach Woessner '18 Zach Woessner
  Kevin Do '18

 Kevin Do
Trumpets Gabriel Buchsbaum '17 Gabriel Buchsbaum
  Caleb Hersh '17 Caleb Hersh
  Brett Sherman '17 Brett Sherman
Low Brass Carol Medina '18 Carol Medina
  Hisyam Takiudin '18   Hisyam Takiudin
  Shannon Ward '18   Shannon Ward
Percussion Peter Kirschner '17 Peter Kirschner
  Joe Engelman '17   Joe Engelman

APPOINTED POSITIONS

Librarians Brooke Gasdaska '16
  Hayley Siegel '17
Social Chairs TBD
PR Chairs Katie Hay '18
  Carol Medina '18
Scriptwriters Zoe Fieldsteel '15
  Amy Andrews '16
Historians Zoe Fieldsteel '15
  Ben Weedon '16
Friends of the Brown Band Liaison Sidney Karesh '16
  Caleb Hersh '17
Webmasters Ben Weedon '16
  Sarah Cowles '17

FACULTY ADVISOR