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!

Kenzie Johnson

Drum Major

Trombone Player
From Bismarck, ND
Instrumental Music Ed Major
4th Year in GSMB

"I came from a school with no marching experience, and am now in my second year as drum major. There is nothing you can't do in this band! My hobbies include ripping apples in half."

Sophia Strand

Drum Major
Band President

Cymbals Players
From Paynesville, MN
Instrumental Music Ed Major
4th Year in GSMB
"This is my 4th year in the marching band, 2nd year as a Drum Major, and 1st year as Band President, and I could not be more excited to see what incredible things this season has in store for the GSMB!"

Matthew Pasch

Drum Major

Mellophone Player
From Rochester, MN
Instrumental Music Ed Major
5th Year in GSMB
"I play the horn in many ensembles at NDSU, and in my free time I like to play video games and board games."

Travis Elliason

Drum Major

Trumpet Player
From Maple Grove, MN
Instrumental Music Ed Major
5th Year in GSMB
"This is my fifth year in the GSMB, but my 10th year of marching in total. I'm so looking forward to what the 2022 season has to offer."

Piccolos

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

Tasha Meyer

Piccolo Section Leader

From Hawley, MN
Vocal Music Ed Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I was Miss Hawley 2019-21. I love crafting and I absolutely love my cat. If you have any questions please ask me, I am very open and honest and would love to get to know you better!"

Joslyn Pierce

Piccolo Section Leader

From West Fargo, ND
Human Development and Family Science Major
2nd Year in GSMB
"GSMB has easily become my favorite part of my college experience and that also includes all the pep bands I am 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!

Benjamin Joy

Clarinet Section Leader
Band Treasurer

From Rochester, MN
Industrial Engineering and Management Major
5th Year in GSMB
"I have been in bands for as long as I can remember.  I am an open and honest person, feel free to contact me."

Morgan Nelson

Clarinet Section Leader

From Bismarck, ND
Architecture Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"I have been in band for 10 years and I am looking forward to another amazing season! I have had the opportunity to travel to many places because of band!"

Saxophones

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

Adam Madrigal

Alto Saxophone Section Leader

From Fargo, ND
Music Education Major
2nd Year in GSMB
"I have been playing saxophone for about nine years now. I plan to continue doing this and become a band director at the high school level, and maybe eventually at the college level."

Samuel Wagner

Alto Saxophone Section Leader

From Fargo, ND
Electrical Engineering Major
4th Year in GSMB

"The GSMB has been one of the best things to happen to me since coming to college. I can't wait to get back playing and marching, this year as a leader of the saxophones!"

Camden Loth

Tenor Saxophone Section Leader
Band Secretary

From Elk River, MN
Instrumental Music Ed Major
5th Year in GSMB
"When I'm not working or practicing in the summer, you can often find me biking around campus or the city of Fargo!

Jack Wilson

Tenor Saxophone Section Leader


From Hopkins, MN
Criminal Justice Major
5th Year in GSMB
"I've met some of my closest friends through the marching band! Some of my favorite memories are travelling to Frisco and later, Columbia!"

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!

Isaac Homuth

Trumpet Section Leader
Band Vice President

From Moorhead, MN
Music Education Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I'm Isaac and I am the principal trumpet player in Wind Symphony at NDSU, split-lead and jazz chair in the NDSU jazz ensemble, and play in other groups as well. Come join band, and WAIL with us!"

Hailey Abrahamson

Trumpet Section Leader

From Montevideo, MN
Human Development and Family Science Major
5th Year in GSMB
"Hi! I'm Hailey and it will be my 5th year in the GSMB and my 3rd year as a trumpet section leader! I'm majoring in HDFS and minoring in Criminal Justice. Can't wait to see you soon!"

Rachel Rackov

Trumpet Section Leader

From Dickinson, ND
Math and Math Ed Major
4th Year in GSMB

"I have been in band since fifth grade, but I didn't march until college. My closest friends I have made are from the GSMB. I LOVE MATH!"

Zack Carlson

Trumpet Section Leader

From Blaine, MN
Instrumental Music Ed Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I love marching band and have been a part of the it since my freshman year of high school. I have the honor of carrying the green trumpet for the season!"

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!

Josh Framke

Mellophone Section Leader

From Stillwater, MN
Instrumental Music Ed Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I've been playing some variation of the Horn for almost 10 years now and loved every minute of it, so it makes sense I would join marching band and major in music."

Delaney Drey

Mellophone Section Leader

From Pipestone, MN
Instrumental Music Ed Major
3rd Year in GSMB

"I've enjoyed playing the horn for 10 years and continue to play here at NDSU. I love music but I also enjoy reading and writing in my free time!"

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!

Grace Loegering

Trombone Section Leader

From Casselton, ND
Microbiology Major
4th Year in GSMB
"Two of my favorite things are band and science. I have been playing trombone for over half of my life, and I love the smell of turf in the morning"

Twyla Gross

Trombone Section Leader

From Enderlin, ND
Biological Sciences Major
5th Year in GSMB

"Coming from no marching experience to growing 5 years with this band, I 100% encourage any person to come join the fun!"

Noah Nordstrom

Trombone Section Leader

From West Fargo, ND
Civil Engineering Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I've been playing trombone for the last 9 years and this will be my 4th year in the band. I'm also majoring in Civil Engineering and I'm in the ROTC program."

Baritones

Nathan Murphy

Baritones Section Leader

Sousaphones

David Hutar

Sousaphone Section Leader

From Cold Spring, MN
Industrial Engineering and Management Major
2nd Year in GSMB

"I have been around band for my entire life and joining the GSMB was a no-brainer for me. Other than the GSMB, I really enjoy football and a good tabletop game."

Noah Grant

Sousaphone Section Leader

From Osseo, MN
Construction Management Major
3rd 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

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

Elliot Kohler

Snare Drum Section Leader

From East Bethel, MN
Civil Engineering Major
4th Year in GSMB
"I have been playing marching snare drum for 5 years. I am studying civil engineering and I have a particular interest in structural engineering."

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!

Maverick Coleman

Tenor Drums Section Leader

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!

John Anderson

Bass Drum Section Leader

From White Bear Lake, MN
Chemistry Major
5th 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.

Alyea Miller

Cymbals Section Leader


From Minot, ND
Public History Major
5th Year in GSMB

"I love band, it's a good way for me to socialize with my friends. Cymbals are my favorite instrument to play in the marching band. Come join us in the fall!"

Tyler Hills

Cymbals Section Leader

From Minot, ND
Instrumental Music Ed Major
2nd Year in GSMB
"This is my first, and (naturally) favorite marching band I've been in! I'm a music major at NDSU, with my main instrument being guitar. Looking forward to meeting new people and helping build a great band."

Front Line

Kate Marshall

Front Line Section Leader

From Marshall, MN
Instrumental Music Ed Major
2nd Year in GSMB
"I love the community and people you are surrounded with in the GSMB and am pumped to meet new people! The experiences and memories you make are unforgettable!"

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
Criminal Justice Major
4th Year in GSMB
"GSMB is my happy place! I am involved in Tau Beta Sigma and Criminal Justice Club on campus. I also march DCI in the summer! I can't wait to start another amazing season!"

Brooke Kummer

Color Guard Section Leader

From Albertville, MN
Criminal Justice and Emergency Management Major
3rd Year in GSMB
"My favorite time of the year is Band Season!! The best memories I have in college is my time spent with the band and performing."