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 2016

PRESIDENT: Caleb Hersh '17Caleb Hersh

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.

Caleb likes ice cream, and really enjoys a nice pair of slacks. He is a junior trumpet player concentrating in political science, and from significant field research can say that his home state of New York is indeed better at everything. Caleb has an inexplicable tendency to accidentally spill drinks on floors, and in addition to doing Band things, can usually be found trying to use the word "salient" as many times as possible in academic papers, enjoying a walk through the snow in the winter, and watching the second season finale of The West Wing on repeat.


Dana Leichter

VICE PRESIDENT: Dana Leichter '18

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.

Originally from New Jersey, Dana settled in Providence where she quickly learned to live and die with the Brown Band. Died a little when it rained at nearly every 2014 football game, died a lot the following summer when she spent three months without the band. While she may not know how to pump her own gas, she is the band's resident expert on all things "Field of Dreams", Tintin, and The Muppets. She works tirelessly to have the word "meep" added to the dictionary and prefers the term Vice Grand Poobah but supposes that Vice President will have to do.

Carol Medina

GENERAL MANAGER: Carol Medina '18

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).

Taurus. Tumblr enthusiast. Icon. Carol is originally from Los Angeles (West Coast is the best coast) but now lives in Charleston, SC. She's concentrating in Cognitive Science after coming to the realization that a) the mind is a pretty cool thing and b) doing bio/pre-med is for a certain type of masochist. She enjoys kink-shaming others, comedy in most forms, and eating everything bagels.


Iuliu Balibanu

BUSINESS MANAGER: Iuliu Balibanu '18

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

A proud percussionist, Iuliu refuses to acknowledge that snare drums can't carry the melody. Romanian by birth, he was brought up in Geneva NY, a place with four seasons so diverse that everywhere else seems bland in comparison. Iuliu is a Computer Science & Economics major who views his position on Band Board as the start of his rise to power. He'd like to thank his family and friends, new and old, for their love and support.

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.

Francesca is an Applied Mathematics-Biology concentrator who can be heard miles away with her atrocious Long Island accent. She says fight me a lot for a person who has never been in a real fight before. She can also be seen regularly crying about cartoons and is rather self-conscious of her tiny, baby-like hands.


Greer Christensen-Gibbons

RECORDING SECRETARY: Greer Christensen-Gibbons '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.

Originally hailing from northern Virginia, after having lived all over the globe Greer is just relieved that home is now only a short domestic flight away. She is studying history and political science, and can be found in the library only when she can't be in the band room or literally anywhere else. She enjoys talking about band, baking, food, the color purple, pink hair dye, and anything involving raccoons.



Daniel Muller

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?

Kyle Myerson

Assistant Student Conductor: Kyle Myerson '17

Kyle made the incredibly long and treacherous journey to Brown all the way from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He is an avid lover of Nintendo and Tupperware and can be seen flopping his long arms in the front of the Band. As a double concentrator in chemistry and computer science, Kyle hardly ever sees the light of day.

Natalie Delworth

Baby Student Conductor: Natalie Delworth '19

Natalie grew up in Pennsylvania, although Buzzfeed quizzes tend to disagree. She's a fan of the cymbals, her bike, and the way that Owen Wilson says "wooow".



Flutes Christie Collins '19 Christie Collins
  Isabela Karibjanian '19  Isabela Karibjanian
Clarinets Matt Finn '18 Matt Finn
  Daniel Duarte '19 Daniel Duarte
and Mellophones
Zack Goldstein '19 Zach Goldstein
  Tim Peltier '19

 Timothy Peltier
  Gaby Usabal '19

 Gaby Usabal
Trumpets Tracy Chin '19 Tracy Chin
  Mark Liang '19 Mark Liang
Low Brass London Cooper-Troendle '16 London Cooper-Troendle
  Sidney Karesh '16 Sidney Karesh
Percussion Peter Kirschner '17 Peter Kirschner
  Charles Kocher '19  Charles Kocher


Librarians Dana Leichter '18
  Matthew Finn '18
  Sammy Perez '18
Social Chairs Sarah Cowles '17
  Brooke Gasdaska '16
PRR Chairs Zach Woessner '18
  Zack Goldstein '19
  Mark Liang '19
Scriptwriters Amy Andrews '16
  Abby Muller '16
  Peter Kirschner '17
  Daniel Muller '17
Historians Ben Weedon '16
  Sarah Cowles '17
  Peter Kirschner '17
Alumni Liaisons Abby Muller '16
  Isabella Martinez '17
  Cassie Cole '18
  Tim Peltier '19
Webmasters Ben Weedon '16
  Sarah Cowles '17
  Max Urbany '18
  Tracy Chin '19