Cerise is entering her fourth year as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. Before serving as Drum Major Cerise participated as part of the piccolo section for two years. She graduated from H.M. Jackson High School in 2009 and is now at the university majoring in Psychology and Biology. Go Dawgs
Mitchell is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Washington. A former Alto Saxophone, he will this year be returning to the band as a Husky Drum Major. Currently studying biochemistry, he hopes to one day enroll into a medical school and become a physician focusing on internal medicine. He is a member of the social fraternity Kappa Alpha Order, as well as the band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi. Additionally, He was the past Drum Major for the Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps, and enjoys spending his free time fishing, camping, and trying new things. He is looking forward to another great football season, an exciting year at the UW, and a superb season of HMB. Go Dawgs!
Piccolo Section Leaders
Susanna Kim is proud to be piccolo section leader of this year’s 2012-2013 band season. This is her fourth year in band as well as her fourth year in school at the University of Washington as a Communications major with a Music minor. When she is not on the field marching, she can be found hitting some balls at the IMA golf range, serving her church at All Nations Community Church, leading as a student leader in Epic Movement, a Christian fellowship, or hanging out with awesome Brothers from Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity. She is excited to see another great year for the Husky Football team and can’t wait to welcome the new members of Husky Marching band!
This year, Megan Hestir is a senior at the UW in Tacoma where will be graduating with a degree in Business Administration. Megan is thrilled to be section leader during her third and final year in band. She is also a Brother of the band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi. When not shimmying in true piccolo fashion, she can be found making coffee at Starbucks or going on adventures with her best friend and drum major, Cerise. (Hi, Mom!) Go Dawgs.
Clarinet Section Leaders
Brian is a 4th year in both band and school here at the University of Washington. Brian went to high school in Richmond, Virginia and still has much of his family living on the east coast. This is his second year being section leader of the clarinet section, the most spirited section! In his free time, Brian enjoys playing basketball, cooking, cruising his twitter feed, and travelling. Brian is finishing up his B.S. in Chemistry here at the U, and hopes to one day go into food science. He hopes this is the year we BEAT THE DUCKS!!
Eric is a 4th year in the Husky Marching Band and majoring in Business at the University of Washington, Bothell. In the summer, he is the Clarinet Staff for the Seattle All-City Marching Band. Eric is also a Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, and has been the past Service Committee Chair. Outside of band, he likes photography and working with cars.
Alto Saxophone Section Leader
Tamlyn is in her fifth year in the Husky Marching Band and at the University of Washington. She is studying Environmental Science and Resource Management, with a focus in Wildlife Conservation, and minoring in Aquatic and Fishery Science, and in Music. She volunteers at the Woodland Park Zoo and in the Mammalogy Department of the Burke Museum. Someday Tamlyn is going to be a zookeeper! For the past two years she has also been an active member of the Gamma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, national honorary band fraternity. Tamlyn is incredibly excited for an amazing football season with all of the lovely saxes. GO DAWGS!!!
Tenor Saxophone Section Leader
Allan is in his fourth year at the University of Washington. He is excited to lead the saxes this season and hopes to see the band and football team return to his hometown of Pasadena, CA on New Years Day. Allan is a Law, Societies, and Justice major and Music minor who enjoys going to shows, hiking, baking bagels and rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in his spare time. He is currently counting down the days until Husky Football season (118 at time of publication).
Trumpet Section Leaders
Julie Denberger, a fourth year band member and former trumpet house mom, enjoys getting sick at inconvenient times and stressing about her future. She recently received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from UW and also produced the hit documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Her ancestors invented the lesser-known relative of the hamburger, the Denberger, which incited the Black Plague in 1347. Her favorite animal is the Orange Hairdressing Muppet. Trumpet love & Go Dawgs!
Chris Gelon, in his fourth year of Husky Band, is ecstatic to be section leader of the awe-inspiring trumpets. Wielding trusty Thor in his left hand and a tasty Chipotle burrito in his right, he likes long run-ons and cats. When he isn’t passing out from playing high notes, Chris is locked away in his basement room programming his heart away in hopes of finishing his Computer Science degree. He also enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee on the UW club team and getting his groove on while dancing. His spirit animal is the elusive Prairie Dawg. Go Dawgs!
Mellophone Section Leader
Monica is a fourth year in both school and Husky Band. A graduate from Mercer Island High School in 2009, she is currently an Anthropology major with a minor in Music. Monica enjoys Husky Basketball and is excited to be the mellophone section leader for the 2012-2013 season! Go Dawgs.
Trombone Section Leaders
Mandy is in her fourth year in band and school at UW. She is studying Music Education and Business Administration and hopes to become a high school band director one day. In her free time she enjoys singing in A Cappella choir and watching Beauty and the Beast. She loves anything Disney Princess related and is a huge Husky Men’s Basketball fan! She can’t wait for another awesome year of marching and playing fun tunes with friends! Go Dawgs!
Evan Hewitt is a senior at the University of Washington and is entering his 4th season as a member of Husky Band, his first as section leader. He is majoring in Political Science with a specialization in Political Economy, as well as minoring in Spanish. Evan hails from Puyallup, WA, graduating from Emerald Ridge High School in 2009, where he was a member of both the wind ensemble and the jazz band. Evan is extremely excited for the upcoming football season, as well as the opportunity to work with the 2012 edition of the Husky Marching Band! Go Dawgs!
Baritone Section Leader
Mason is in his fourth year of both school and Husky Band and is excited to return as the baritone section leader. He is majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, and intends to be a software engineer after finishing school. He graduated from Bainbridge High School in 2009 where he was a member of the concert bands, jazz band, was drum major, and participated in sports. He became interested in music through his brothers, one of who was in Husky Band in the sousaphone section around 10 years ago. Mason likes to work hard and play hard, and is really excited for the 2012 season! Go Dawgs!
Sousaphone Section Leader
Shaun is a fourth year the band and this is his first year as section leader for the sousaphone section. He’s a born and raised Seattleite that graduated from Ballard High in 2008 and is a lifelong husky fan.
Drumline Section Leader
Cory Evans is entering his third year in the Husky Marching Band and his second year as section leader. He is originally from Everett, Washington and went to Cascade High School. He also marched with the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps in the 2011 season. Cory plans on majoring in engineering within the next few years.