Drum Majors

Usually a very small but extremely enthusiastic group! These 4 individuals come from any of our other sections to lead the band on the field!

Benjamin Joy

Drum Major

Clarinet Player From Rochester, MN Manufacturing Engineering Major 6th Year in GSMB "This will be my 13th year in band but the first year not playing clarinet. Really looking forward to new pep-band tunes for this season!"

Alex Tjellesen

Drum Major

Saxophone Player From Grand Forks, ND Computer Science and Philosophy Major 4th Year in GSMB "Though you'll usually find me playing saxophone in ensembles around NDSU, I'm excited to serve as drum major for the GSMB this year! This band has given me so much over the years, and I cannot wait to give back!"

Adam Madrigal

Drum Major

Alto Saxophone Player From Fargo, ND Music Education Major 4th Year in GSMB "This will be my first year as drum major and I am really excited to lead the band! In my free time I like to play D&D, hang out with friends, and play video games."

Tyler Jabas

Drum Major

Baritone Player From Alexandria, MN Geology Major 3rd Year in GSMB "I've been in bands a little over 10 years, this will be my third year in the GSMB, previous Baritone Section Leader, and first year as Drum Major! If anyone has any questions feel free to reach out to me! I look forward to seeing you all! Roll Herd!"

Piccolos

The Piccolos are a very tight-knit group that likes to tap out rhythms on their gameday morning pancakes!

Elizabeth Smith

Piccolo Section Leader

From Hutchinson, MN Marketing Major 4th Year in GSMB "I have been marching since 8th grade, but I didn’t start playing piccolo until I came to NDSU. I love going to pep band gigs, volunteering, camping, and kayaking!"

Joslyn Pierce

Piccolo Section Leader

From West Fargo, ND Human Development and Family Sciences Major 3rd Year in GSMB "GSMB has easily become my favorite part of my college experience and that also includes all the pep bands I'm involved in. I enjoy everything that comes with marching band!"

Clarinets

The GSMB clarinet section is full of AWESOME people! We have some pretty cool dance moves during Bison football games and other pep band events!

Tim Werness

Clarinet Section Leader

From Moorhead, MN Software Engineering Major 3rd Year in GSMB "GSMB has definitely been the best way for me to find friends and create amazing memories. The closest friends I have I meet in this band and hope to keep adding to the list for another great season! :) "

Morgan Nelson

Clarinet Section Leader

From Bismarck, ND Architecture Major 4th Year in GSMB "I have been in band for 11 years and I am looking forward to another amazing marching season! Go Bison!"

Saxophones

The GSMB Saxophone section is a fun-loving, chaotic section that likes (among other things) Denny's, frogs, and memes!

Ryla Johnson

Alto Saxophone Section Leader

From Alexandria, MN Elementary Education Major 3rd Year in GSMB "Hey all! Marching band is easily my favorite part about college, and I am so excited to start the 2023 season. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!"

Dylan Balken

Tenor Saxophone Section Leader

From St. Michael, MN Instrumental Music Education Major 2nd Year in GSMB "I love playing the saxophone and all kinds of music. I'm involved in many other ensembles other than marching band but I have to say marching band it definitely one of the best. So excited for this season!"

Trent Hunskor

Alto Saxophone Section Leader

From Newburg, ND Instrumental Music Education Major 2nd Year in GSMB "I've been playing saxophone since 4th grade! I'm hoping to teach elementary music one day."

Sydney Guida

Tenor Saxophone Section Leader

From Prior Lake, MN Business Administration and Public History Major 4th Year in GSMB "I'm excited for another awesome season in the GSMB! I'm a history nerd, cheesecake connoisseur, and lover of all things Top Gun: Maverick. Can't wait to get to know you all!!"

Trumpets

As the largest section, the GSMB trumpets pride themselves on exhibiting high levels of Bison pride, energy, hype, and overall POWER! Welcome to the loudest and proudest section in the band!

Josh Maki

Trumpet Section Leader

From Bemidji, MN Music Education Major 3rd Year in GSMB "I'm a music major at NDSU and play the trumpet in several different groups. I'm looking forward to this season and getting to WAIL with everyone again!"

Will Thomas

Trumpet Section Leader

From Minot, ND Pharmacy Major 3rd Year in GSMB "I'm working on my PharmD degree and I am continuing my passion for trumpet through the GSMB!"

Jaden Rohrich

Trumpet Section Leader

From Mandan, ND Business Administration Major 3rd Year in GSMB "I am an aspiring entrepreneur with a love for music and the GSMB."

Hannah Baum

Trumpet Section Leader

From Farmington, MN Music Education Major 2nd Year in GSMB "I absolutely love music, especially marching band, I’ve even tried out for a few DCI groups! I can’t wait to be able to teach music in the future."

Mellophones

The Mellophones are a very fun group that is very relaxed. Be careful of what you say, it just might end up on our t-shirt!

Joshua Framke

Mellophone Section Leader Band Secretary

From Stillwater, MN Psychology and General Music Major 5th Year in GSMB "I've been playing some flavor of the horn since 5th grade and have loved every season of marching band I've been in. I'm currently a double major, with the goal of being some form of therapist."

Linnea Hagestuen

Mellophone Section Leader

From Plymouth, MN Biochemistry Major 2nd Year in GSMB "Hi! I’m Linnea and I’ve been marching since I was a sophomore in High School. It may seem a bit odd to see a biochemistry major in marching band, this band is a great place to unwind after all of my science classes. I hope to see you on the field!"

Trombones

The GSMB trombone section is a lighthearted group that knows how to have fun but also when its time to get to work! This group loves playing kickball together on gameday mornings. They look forward, every year, to adding new members to their family!

Joseph Dawson

Trombone Section Leader

From Casselton, ND Computer Science Major 3rd Year in GSMB "Joining the marching band has been the best decision in my college life. I love everyone in the band, I love playing the trombone, and I cannot wait to get back out onto the field!"

Noah Nordstrom

Trombone Section Leader

From West Fargo, ND Civil Engineering Major 5th Year in GSMB "I've been playing trombone for the last 10 years and this will be my 5th year in the band. I'm also majoring in Civil Engineering and I'm in the ROTC program."

Baritones

Tony Peck

Sousaphone Section Leader

From Wabasha, MN Criminal Justice Major 2nd Year in GSMB "I’m big into learning new things and expanding my knowledge. Anything is possible if you can think of it!"

Sousaphones

David Hutar

Sousaphone Section Leader Band Treasurer

From Cold Spring, MN Industrial Engineering and Management Major 3rd Year in GSMB "I have been surrounded by music my whole life and when I heard of the GSMB, I just had to join. In my free time, I enjoy watching football and a good board game."

Noah Grant

Sousaphone Section Leader

From Osseo, MN Construction Management Major 4th Year in GSMB "My name is Noah. I've played tuba since 6th grade and marched both Sousa and Drumline in high school. Now I am a section leader of the GSMB sousaphones."

Snare Drums & Toms

Here at Snare Drum University, you'll have the opportunity to get a degree in hitty sticky (hit stuff with drumsticks), please join us!

Alex Treakle

Snare Drum Section Leader

From Farmington, MN Electrical Engineering Major 2nd Year in GSMB "I’ve been in marching band since freshman year of high school. I’m an Electrical Engineering major who also loves to rock climb."

James Carney

Tom Drum Section Leader

From White Bear Lake, MN Mechanical Engineering Major 3rd Year in GSMB "I have been a drummer for the last 15 years. I am very excited to welcome all the new drummers to this Tom family!"

Tenor Drums

Whatever you wish to call them; quads, tenors, or toms, we add flair and flavor to the sound of the drumline while staying rhythmically and technically intensive. We have a lot of fun playing, so long as our backs hold up from carrying the weight of the heaviest drum on the line!

Annika Tweten

Tenor Drums Section Leader

From Jamestown, ND Mechanical Engineering Major 3rd Year in GSMB "I’m a mechanical engineering major who loves to stay busy in other activities like marching band, concert choir, CRU, and engineering ambassadors. I’m so excited for another season and hope to have you join us!"

Bass Drums

The GSMB Bass Drum section is a lot of fun! We play Super Smash Bros together, we get to play really awesome splits, we have gameday juice boxes, and we have a ton of fun together!

Jack Anderson

Bass Drum Section Leader

From White Bear Lake, MN Chemistry Major 6th Year in GSMB "I was originally a euphonium player for 8 years before switching to Drumline. I'm always happy to meet new people and make new friends, so don't be afraid to stop and say hey if you see me around, yeah?"

Cymbals

Cymbals are the flashiest instrument in the Drumline! We have a lot of fun crashing loudly on the field and doing flashy, visual flips.

Faith Orner

Cymbal Section Leader

From Valley City, ND Medical Laboratory Science Major 2nd Year in GSMB "This has been a great opportunity for me to be able to do music in college and I’ve had such a blast doing it! I can’t wait to meet all the new people that join!"

Front Line

Meredith Jenkins

Frontline Section Leader

From Rochester, MN Industrial Engineering and Management Major 3rd Year in GSMB "I love marching band, it's a great way to have some fun and meet new people outside of regular classes. Besides band, in my free time I enjoy reading, rollerblading, and doing various arts and crafts."

Aidan Farnen

Frontline Section Leader

From LaCrescent, MN Computer Engineering Major 7th Year in GSMB "This will be my 7th year in the GSMB and my 3rd year as a section leader. I am working on finishing up my Masters degree in computer engineering while working at John Deere as a part time student."

Color Guard

The GSMB color guard welcomes all skill levels! Ranging from never spinning before to spinning 5+ years! Join us to experience Bison buddies (game day Secret Santa), fun choreography, and amazing people!

Jordan Kalvoda

Color Guard Section Leader

From Moorhead, MN BFA Performance Major 3rd Year in GSMB "The GSMB is such a fun place to be! I love the constant activities happening and trips here and there, it's so much fun and meeting so many new people from different areas is always a blast."