Meet our 2020 Section Leaders!

Drum Majors

4 Drum Majors - New this year!

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!

Will Forrette

Drum Major

Trumpet Player
From Plymouth, MN
Mechanical Engineering Major
5th Year GSMB Member
"I enjoy playing trumpet, video games, problem solving and my cat Leo!"

Emily Kunkel

Drum Major

Piccolo Player
From New Salem, ND
Nursing Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I am part of Tau Beta Sigma! I love to see the effect music has on people and I can't wait to see what Fall 2020 brings!"

Cameron Solberg

Drum Major

Tenor Saxophone Player
From Fargo, ND
3rd Year in GSMB
Math Ed and Music Ed Major
"I am the President of Tau Beta Sigma and I love marching band! I am also involved in NDSU's Wind Symphony and other small chamber groups!"

Abby Glaser

Drum Major


Trumpet Player
From Prior Lake, MN
Dietetics Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I have spent the last three years as a trumpet and I am very excited to learn more about everyone as a drum major!"

Piccolos

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

Sarah Montplaisir

Piccolo Section Leader

From Harwood, ND
Biological Sciences and English Ed Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I am most excited for the state fair and homecoming activities every year! Band is awesome and I look forward to it every year! I also research STEM education!"

Tasha Meyer

Piccolo Section Leader


From Hawley, MN
Vocal Music Education Major
2nd Year in GSMB
"In band you make tons of friendships that last a life time with an added perk: free football games! Come talk to me if you are interested in joining Concert Choir!"

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!

Margaret Schilling

Clarinet Section Leader


From Edina, MN
Nursing Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I have play in band to get away from school, I love puzzles, baking, and anything outdoors! Bassoon is my primary instrument and double reeds are the best!"

Ben Joy

Clarinet Section Leader


From Rochester, MN
Industrial Engineering Major
3rd Year in GSMB

"I am originally from Porstmouth, England! I have loved band and participated in them for as long as I can remember!

Saxophones

The GSMB Saxophone section is a fun-loving, chaotic section that likes (among other things) Denny's, frogs, and memes! For more info, we have a pretty rockin' website that you can visit at the button below!

Rachel Olsen

Alto Saxophone Section Leader

From North Mankato, MN
Instrumental Music Education Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I love music and I use to march for the Mankato Cadets and 77 Lancers!"

McKenna Brown

Alto Saxophone Section Leader

From Bismarck, ND
Architecture Major
4th Year in GSMB
"Been playing alto sax for 11 years and marching for 10! Band is a great way to make new friends!"

Camden Loth

Tenor Saxophone Section Leader

From Elk River, MN
Instrumental Music Education Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"Band provides everyone a fast way to make friends and you feel less nervous on move in day! My main instrument is actually clarinet!"

Jack Wilson

Tenor Saxophone Section Leader


From Hopkins, MN
Criminal Justice Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"Joining the marching band was the best decision I have every made! You can make so many new friends here, some of my closest I know because of the band!"

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!

Hailey Abrahamson

Trumpet Section Leader

From Montevideo, MN
Nursing Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I love hanging out with friends, playing games and my trumpet!"

Derek Heinis

Trumpet Section Leader

From St. Anthony Village, MN
Mechanical Engineering Major
5th Year in GSMB
"I love rockets, puns and pep band! Meet awesome people in the band!"

Nick Hustings

Trumpet Section Leader


From New Brighton, MN
Math and Statistics (Pre-Actuarial) Major
4th Year in GSMB
"While I am also a Blue Stars lead, the GSMB has been one of my best experiences so don't miss out on the fun! Join us!"

Ryan Alstad

Trumpet Section Leader

From Albertville, MN
Mechanical Engineering Major
5th Year in GSMB
"I love to play/stream video games, play spikeball, and hang out with friends! I also like outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking and camping!"

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!

Harlee Gunning

Mellophone Section Leader

From Lansford, ND
Crop and Weed Sciences Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I grew up on a farm outside a small town and did not know about marching band until college! You learn new music here and make great friends!"

Nkem Orjinta

Mellophone Section Leader

From Brooklyn Park, MN
Pharmacy/International Studies Major
5th Year in GSMB
"I've been in marching band since the 8th grade and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon! Honestly band is where I made the majority of my college friends."

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!

Kyle Elliason

Trombone Section Leader
Band Vice President

From Maple Grove, MN
Emergency Management Major
6th Year in GSMB
"I try to be a friendly face for newcomers and help in whatever way I can, I absolutely love this band!"

Ethan Langerud

Trombone Section Leader

From East Grand Forks, MN
Mechanical Engineering Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I do a lot of pep band games and basketball is my favorite one to attend! You make new friends in band and you become part of our family!"

Jacob Klueber

Trombone Section Leader

*More Info Coming Soon!*

Baritones

Sean Meyer

Baritone Section Leader

From Hawley, MN
Architecture Major
5th Year in GSMB
"I am also open to anyone who needs help, I am the friendly guy with the bushy beard! Bison games are an amazing experience!"

Sousaphones

Jared Hartl

Sousaphone Section Leader

From New Rockford, ND
Instrumental Music Education Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I love the GSMB and all things aquarium, but also sushi!"

Andrew Whipple

Sousaphone Section Leader

From Lakeville, MN
Theatre Arts Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I have been playing tuba for 7 years, and been in band for 11. I do not enjoy acting but I like technology!"

Snare Drums

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

Javier Quiroz

Snare Drum Section Leader

From Mapleton, ND
Ministerial Studies Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I have dreamed of playing on a college football field since I was a kid! I have been pursuing music since I was very young!"

Joe Gawreluk

Snare Drum Section Leader
Band President

From Anoka, MN
Computer Engineering Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I love computers and figuring out how they work and why they work! I also love hitting stuff with drumsticks!"

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!

Aiden Farnen

Tenor Drum Section Leader

From La Crosse, WI
Computer Engineering Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I love being in band, its where I met all my friends and its awesome playing in front of 20,000 fans!"

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!

Alli Pieper

Bass Drum Section Leader
Band Treasurer

From Horace, ND
Elementary Education Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I love the GSMB and the campus ministry Chi Alpha. I have made amazing memories here and can't wait to make more!"

Shane Ensz

Bass Drum Section Leader



From Hartford, SD
Landscape Architecture Major
5th Year in GSMB
"I have enjoyed the Architecture program at NDSU as well as the GSMB!"

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.

Alyea Miller

Cymbals Section Leader


From Minot, ND
Public History Major
3rd Year in GSMB

"I absolutely love band, it is one of my passions! The GSMB is my home and I can't wait to meet newcomers!"

Mae Meyer

Cymbals Section Leader


From Farmington, MN
Psychology Major
2nd Year in GSMB
"Music is really fun and the GSMB is a great example! You meet so many new friends in band, you feel like home here!"

Front Line

Maggie Beach

Front Line Section Leader
Band Public Relations Manager

From Mandan, ND
Elementary Education Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I love meeting new people and talking about my involvement in music and the university!"

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!

Katherine Kurtz

Color Guard Section Leader

From Waconia, MN
Undeclared
2nd Year in GSMB
"I have paraded in high school and DCI, I also am a part of Tau Beta Sigma! Please come chat with me if you have questions!"

Nicole Stoltenberg

Color Guard Section Leader


From Grand Rapids, MN
Mechanical Engineering Major
2nd Year in GSMB
"The GSMB is a great way to make friends! I can't wait to start this year!"