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SECTION LEADERS

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Samuel Alampay

Piccolo Section Leader

Sam is in his first year as Piccolo Section Leader in the HMB. Sam is from University Place, Washington, and graduated from Curtis Senior High School. He is majoring in Mathematics. 

 

“This season is going to be filled with new experiences and people, I am so excited to have new memories with the piccolo section!”

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Jacob Reese

Piccolo Section Leader

Jacob is in his first year as Piccolo Section Leader in the HMB. Jacob is from Olympia, Washington, and graduated from Capital High School. He is majoring in Structural Engineering.

 

"Do Gawgs"

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Olivia Sayrs

Clarinet Section Leader

Olivia is in her second year as Clarinet Section Leader in the HMB. Olivia is from Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She is majoring in Biology.

 

“I’m so excited to return as section leader of the clarinets for a second year! Go dawgs!”

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Esmeralda Marquez

Clarinet Section Leader

Esmeralda is in her first year as Clarinet Section Leader in the HMB. Esmeralda is from Tacoma, Washington, and graduated from Bethel High School. She is majoring in Medical Laboratory Science. 

 

“Go Huskies!!”

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Sydney Colescott

Alto Saxophone Section Leader

Sydney is in her first year as Alto Saxophone Section Leader in the HMB. Sydney is from Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She is majoring in Political Science.

 

"It's always a good day to be a dawg fan!"

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Aaron Levin

Tenor Saxophone Section Leader

Aaron is in his first year as Tenor Saxophone Section Leader in the HMB. Aaron is from Mercer Island, Washington, and graduated from Mercer Island High School. He is majoring in Construction Management.

 

“Super excited to have a leadership position for the first year in a new era of the band!”

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Brady Imperial

Trumpet Section Leader

Brady is in his first year as Trumpet Section Leader in the HMB. Brady is from San Diego, California, and graduated from Westview High School. He is majoring in Environmental Science.

 

"I'm so excited to spend my last year at UW as a part of the best section in the world!"

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Ben Weisbach

Trumpet Section Leader

Ben is in his first year as Trumpet Section Leader in the HMB. Ben is from Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He is majoring in History and Political Science.

 

“Looking forward to bringing the spirit of HMB into the BIG10!"

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Nolan Clayton

Mellophone Section Leader

Nolan is in his first year as Mellophone Section Leader in the HMB. Nolan is from Bothell, Washington, and graduated from North Creek High School. He is majoring in Microbiology.

 

"I am very excited to be the Mellophone Section Leader in the 2024-25 season! Go Dawgs!"

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McKenna George

Trombone Section Leader

McKenna is in her first year as Trombone Section Leader in the HMB. McKenna is from Bellevue, Washington, and graduated from Bellevue High School. She is majoring in Business: Human Resource Management.

 

“I am excited to get the opportunity to be in this leadership position that my parents had when they were in HMB in college!”

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Izzy Kwoka

Trombone Section Leader

Izzy is in her first year as Trombone Section Leader in the HMB. Izzy is from Redmond, Washington, and graduated from Eastlake High School. She is majoring in Communications.

 

"Trombone Section for Heisman"

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John Yi

Baritone Section Leader

John is in his first year as Baritone Section Leader in the HMB. John is from Bellevue, Washington, and graduated from Interlake High School. He is majoring in Psychology and MCD Biology.

 

"I think half of college is about having fun"

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Emmett Smith

Sousaphone Section Leader

Emmett is in his first year as Sousaphone Section Leader in the HMB. Emmett is from Vancouver, Washington, and graduated from Skyview High School. He is majoring in Political Science.

 

"music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand"

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Marques Locke

Drumline Section Leader

Marques is in his first year as Drumline Section Leader in the HMB. Marques is from Bellevue, Washington, and graduated from Newport High School. He is majoring in Computer Science and Biochemistry.

 

“For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” - Ephesians 2:10

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Aaron McIntosh

Tenor Sub-Section Leader

Aaron is in his first year as Tenor Sub-Section Leader in the HMB. Aaron is from Bothell, Washington, and graduated from Lynnwood High School. His major is currently undecided.

 

“If you’re not dancing when you’re playing music, you’re not doing it right!”

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Alice Standley

Bass Drum Sub-Section Leader

Alice is in her first year as Bass Drum Sub-Section Leader in the HMB. Alice is from Bothell, Washington, and graduated from Bothell High School. She is majoring in Biochemistry,

 

“I’m excited to be a part of the drumline leadership team for the season ahead! Go dawgs!”

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Mateo Marquez

Cymbal Sub-Section Leader

Mateo is in his first year as Cymbal Sub-Section Leader in the HMB. Mateo is from Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Cleveland High School. He is majoring in Psychology.

 

"You miss 100% of the crashes you don't play"

Section Leader FAQ:

Q: Who is eligible to become section leader?

A: Any member of the band who has completed one full year as a marching member is eligible to interview for a section leader position.

Q: When are section leader interviews?

A: Section leader interviews are generally held in February and March, with section leaders being announced at the Spring Game in late April.

Q: How long is a section leader chosen for?

A: Each section leader serves one full year, beginning when they are announced to the band in April at the Spring Game.

Q: Can you be section leader for more than one year?

A: Yes, section leaders can serve more than one year, however they must re-interview each year as the position is a one year term.

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