Student Leader

Student Leadership Team

The student leadership team this year includes:

Sections Leaders - Flute - Alexis Gibson, Clarinet - Jackson Bearer, Bass Clarinet - Thomas Ortiz, Saxes - Kate Omstead, Trumpet - Daisy Perez, Mellophone - Jakob Olsen, Trombone - Michael Lanigan, Baritone/Euphonium - Leo Serrano, Sousaphone - Gavin Bodenstab, Battery - Aidan Henderson, Front Ensemble - Molly Johnson, and Color Guard - Abigail Emerson.

Student Leaders - Flute - Cheyenne Alsbrooks, Lauren Choate, Marissa Jonagan, Clarinet - Sam Hjelm, Regan Jones, Madison Millington, Saxes - Ben Brown, Trumpet - Shea Adolph, Justin Jankowski, Mellophone - Nick Sanderson, Sousaphone - Josiah Enns, Battery - Tanner Craig, Front Ensemble - Ian Hetherington, Color Guard - Lilyanna Emerick, Grace Pruner, Ellie Sims, and Kami Thompson

After the band is able to unpack everything, a meeting will be scheduled with the new student leadership team.


Applications are now being accepted for Trojan Pride Student Leaders. Student Leader positions are open to band members who are going to be a junior or senior for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.


  1. Student leadership is a volunteer service position. By applying, students are indicating that they want to serve and help meet the needs of the band beyond marching and playing. A strong desire for the band to improve and succeed is essential. The core concept is that the experience of service benefits both the individual and the band.
  2. Student leaders are to lead by example – that is to model ideal behavior, performance, peer relations, and attitude throughout the season both in and out of rehearsal.
  3. Student leaders have no disciplinary authority beyond that of any other students.
  4. Student leaders can be relieved of their duties if they fail in these regards.



  1. Submission of application. Applications are due by Tuesday, April 30th. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered. Application includes:
  • Resume that highlights leadership roles and experiences.
  • A one-page essay listing greatest personal strengths and areas in which the student leadership team could improve (and how you would improve them).
  • A written record (questions and answers) of two formal interviews with reputable band alumni, school faculty, a reputable adult in leadership position, or school administrator. Interviews should include their views on leadership, what you learned from the interview, and how their view is different than yours.
  • Completion of service project.
  1. Potential formal interview with staff. Submission of application does not guarantee an interview. Staff will review all applications and select students for interviews. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to begin Thursday, May 2nd.
  2. Candidates for student leader positions are selected at the conclusion of drum major auditions (tentatively set for Monday, May 20th). Candidates will perform student leader duties throughout the summer and during pre-band.
  3. Final selection of student leaders, if necessary, will be chosen at the conclusion of pre-band.


Applications may be downloaded HERE.

To go to the Drum Major page, click HERE