Student Leadership

The heart of the Warhawk Band lies in its Student Leadership. Leaders have great responsibility to set the standard for excellence high. They perform at the top of their class academically, demonstrate the utmost discipline and respect both on the field and off, and are inspirational to other students.

Student Leadership works closely with the Band Director to implement logistic plans and achieve musical goals. They are instrumental in student relations, and excel in the performance arena. Student Leaders take ownership of the Warhawk Band Program, and are dedicated to its success. 

To join the ranks of Student Leadership, individuals must begin from the very start of their band membership. They must display the utmost and unconditional respect for staff, current leadership, and each student in the program. An application must be submitted in the spring, and leadership will then be selected and appointed by current leadership and staff.  

Students are encouraged to communicate openly with Officers and Section Leaders - please utilize the email addresses below to convey your questions and concerns! 

 

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela

DRUM MAJOR

Eric Monson

In the past few years I have had the privilege of playing with the percussion of Seminole High in the wind ensemble and marching arts. My passion for music was kindled aflame from a young age when I first began piano. At seven years old, I couldn’t begin to understand the vastness of what lay before me. It’s been over ten years now, and I haven’t looked back since. This will be my sixth year as a part of the marching arts, during which I have had the privilege of playing and marching for two different institutions, but my experience at Seminole stands unmatched. I always knew I wanted to do marching band, but pianists aren’t exactly in high demand, so naturally I had to adapt. I became a percussionist by necessity, but as my understanding of music deepened, so also did my love and passion for the instruments I dedicated myself to. I stand now surveying the journey that I’ve taken, awed and astounded to call myself drum major of this organization to which I owe so much of my own being. No words can express the depth of my gratitude, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
DRUM MAJOR

Caleb Ford

I am going on my seventh year being in band. I've played clarinet for all six, but this is my first year in leadership as one of three drum majors. I attended FBA in 2011 with my parents, that was the year "On Edge" was the show Seminole performed. I saw that show and immediately knew that I wanted to do whatever they were doing. Soon after, I attended middle school night and was 100% hooked. I wasn't just set on joining the program, when I saw Sarah and Riley on the drum major podiums, I knew instantly that I was going to follow in their footsteps. Now I've made it to the end of this path with Marissa, Eric, and the rest of the leadership core and I know that we are ready to chart our own course.

DRUM MAJOR

Marissa Stanley

I've been honored to be a part of this band program for two years now. My passion for music began my sophomore year when my sister convinced me to join marching band. I started off not knowing how to play an instrument but with help from other members that quickly changed. I started off on flute in marching band. I marched two years on flute and then made the switch to trombone for concert band. My love for music continues to grow every day. This will be my first year in leadership! I will be one of the three drum majors and I am thrilled to be working with such amazing leaders. I am looking forward to this season and all the great things in store for us.
BAND CAPTAIN

Meg Hall

My sister, Sarah, encouraged me to try marching band my freshman year and I have loved it ever since. I think that marching band holds students to a higher standard than any other program available at high schools. I believe it builds up dedication and integrity in its members and teaches us to have stronger work ethics. I am very thankful for the many effects marching band has had on my life, but what I am most grateful for is the friends it has brought me. This band program has the ability to unite severely contrasting personalities over a mutual love of music and performance, a feat I had never before thought possible. I have been a member of marching band and concert band for the past three years playing the mellophone and French horn and I believe that although I've experienced many wonderful things, the best is yet to come. I have extremely high hopes for our program this year, and I know that through continuous hard work and perseverance we will accomplish amazing things.

FIELD COMMANDER

Kacy Cartmell

I started participating in band in the fifth grade by playing the alto saxophone in the fifth grade band at Oakhurst. This is my second year marching baritone but my fourth year in marching band, my first two years I played the tenor saxophone. I joined band because all my friends were doing it and I thought it would be fun. I am very thankful for all the opportunities this program has given me and am super excited for my first year in leadership!
FIELD COMMANDER / SAXOPHONE SECTION LEADER

Mathew Carmack

My musical interest began in elementary school when I played the clarinet in the fifth-grade band. I decided to join because most of my friends were also starting to play instruments. I started concert band in middle school, and am now participating in several ensembles including the wind ensemble where I play contrabass clarinet, and marching band and Big Band where I play the baritone saxophone. I am very excited to be field commander for the marching band this year and am confident that Kacy and I will be successful in pushing the band to greater lengths than ever before.

GUARD CAPTAIN

Amanda Magrum

My interest in guard began in the seventh grade when I unintentionally auditioned for the guard program at Seminole Middle. After that, I fell in love with the activity and all it provides. This will now be my seventh year participating in guard and it will be my second year in leadership.
GUARD CAPTAIN

Lauren Lanzilotta

I have been in guard for six years now, I spin the flag, rifle and saber. This is my first year as guard captain and I am honored to have this privilege. What inspired me to join colorguard was that my mom was in her high school guard and one day I found her old flag in the garage and I was hooked ever since. The sport is so fascinating and you learn something new every time you go to practice; this makes me love to be there and want to be a part of the guard. I also love to perform, and in guard you get a chance to perform at every practice and competition. Performing gives me a feeling of excitement that inspires me to keep being in the Seminole World Guard and maintain a huge passion for it.

PERCUSSION CAPTAIN

Peter Brochman

This will be my second year as percussion captain and I will be a senior this year. I first started playing percussion in the sixth grade, mainly playing keyboard instruments, it wasn't until the eighth grade that I learned to play drums well in the Seminole JV Drumline. I played bass drum freshman year and moved to tenor drums during indoor my freshman year and have played tenors ever since. I'm excited for a great season and to push the percussion section to be the best that it can be.
PERCUSSION CAPTAIN

Sydney Cashman

This is my third year as a meber of the marching band and my second year as pit captain. I play the marimba in marching band in the Fall, and in indoor percussion in the spring. I decided to play the marimba after watching videos of other players, like those from drum corps and professional indoor percussion groups.

WIND ENSEMBLE PRESIDENT

Kristin Moorehead

I've been in band since the fifth grade, and I play the clarinet and synthesizer. I've always loved music, and I love how it can touch people's emotions. I am honored to be the very first Wind Ensemble President and am looking forward to the 2017-2018 season!
WIND ENSEMBLE VICE PRESIDENT

Katelyn Neukam

I started band when I was in sixth grade. Flute is my main instrument and I am learning to play the tuba for marching band. I moved from Indiana last Christmas. I was drum major at my old school for two years. Band is a big part of my life. My mom inspired me to do band, where she played multiple instruments and was in a college band.

SYMPHONIC BAND PRESIDENT

Bella Arroyo

I started participating in band when I was in the 6th grade. I play the flute. This is my first year in marching band, I joined to try something new, and my Mom insisted! I'm very excited for this year because music has been in my family for many generations!
SYMPHONIC BAND VICE PRESIDENT

Riley Ferrell

This year will be my sixth year playing flute and my second year in marching band. I've always been surrounded by music so that's what inspired me to learn an instrument and join band. After a few years I wanted to learn another instrument so I started teaching myself to play the ukulele. I've been doing that for about two and a half years and counting. This is my first year in leadership and I'm excited to see how it goes!

CLARINET SECTION LEADER

Amber Kaiser

This is my fourth year in marching and and my seventh year playing the clarinet. This is my first year as a part of leadership and I am very excited to be the clarinet's section leader. I know that we are going to have a great year, and I feel lucky to be able to lead such a talented group of individuals.
FLUTE SECTION LEADER

Brooke Welton

This will be my seventh year playing the flute. This is also my fourth year in marching band, and my first holding a leadership position. I always wanted to join band, but never knew which instrument to play. I was first inspired to play flute by my middle school band director, Mr. Guess, and my older sister encouraged me do marching band. I started playing the piccolo in the eighth grade, and I'm extremely excited to be a part of leadership this year!

TRUMPET SECTION LEADER

Jayson Weiner

My musical interest began in elementary school playing the clarinet. I started concert band in middle school playing the saxophone and decided to switch to trumpet halfway through my sixth-grade year. I am now participating in several ensembles, including marching band, wind ensemble, jazz bands and several other smaller groups throughout the band. While this is my first year in band leadership, I have extensive experience through the scouting program, even staffing at a nationally recognized leadership development course.
MELLOPHONE SECTION LEADER

Noah Spicer

At the end of second grade I began to be interested in piano after learning songs from ear. In third grade I began taking piano lessons. I started playing the French horn in band in the sixth grade. All through middle school I looked up to, and wanted to be in the marching band. This is my third year playing mellophone and my sixth year playing the French horn. This is my first year being a section leader and my second year being a quartermaster and I'm excited for this coming year.

BARITONE SECTION LEADER

Zack Kauffman

This is my third year as a member of the baritone section in the marching band. I'm very excited to have a great year with the baritones and watch them excel to higher levels. I feel very lucky to be a part of such a successful program and cannot wait to see how the band progresses throughout this season.
TUBA SECTION LEADER

Noah Sweeney

I've played tuba for 8 years. I have participated in the marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, jazz band, big band, and indoor percussion. I have also performed with the all-county concert bands. I am very excited to be a part of the journey to excellence this season.