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STUDENT STAFF

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Jaimia Plancich

Undergraduate Assistant

Jaimia is from Lake Forest Park, WA and is returning for her fourth year in the band. After three years as a member of the Saxophone Section, she is so excited to be a part of Student Staff for the 2019-20 season. Jaimia is also the Director of Ceremonies for the Gamma Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity, at the University of Washington. In her free time, Jaimia likes to play saxophone, dance, and hang out with her friends. You can also often find her at her alma mater, Shorecrest High School, helping with both their dance and music programs.

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Isaac Lee

Staff Assistant

A senior from Kirkland, Washington, Isaac is entering his fourth year in the Husky Marching Band and his first as a Staff Assistant. He previously spent 3 years as a member of the Trumpet section. Isaac is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Applied Mathematics. In his occasional free time, he enjoys reading during rainstorms and going for long drives at night. Isaac’s favorite memory from HMB is marching at the 2019 Rose Bowl.

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Hannah Ogden

Uniform Manager

Hannah is entering her fourth year at UW and is from Sammamish, WA. She is majoring in Music Education and in her free time enjoys knitting and hiking in the rain. Her favorite memory from HMB was traveling to Ireland last summer and playing through the streets of Killarney during a parade on the Fourth of July. Hannah is looking forward to seeing everyone again, meeting the new Rookie class, and playing Africano during Fifth Quarter.

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Dean Mitchell

Music Librarian


Dean is a senior from Marysville, Washington. This will be his 5th year in the Husky Marching Band.

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Dalton Edwards

Attendance Officer

Dalton is a junior from McCleary, Washington and is majoring in Biochemistry. This will be his 3rd year in the Husky Marching Band

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Alexander Aanesen

Drum Major

Alexander “Norway” Aanesen is entering his fifth year in band and school at the University of Washington, serving his third year as drum major. He is currently working towards a double-degree in communications and music, and was an avid trumpet player before his term as drum major. Alexander is an international student from Norway, and after an exchange year at South Kitsap High School, WA, graduated from Bergen Private Academy with a high school diploma in music. In his free time, he enjoys running, drinking coffee and rewatching old Husky games.

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Graham Fulton

Drum Major

Graham Fulton is a senior from Seattle, Washington, entering his fourth year in the Husky Marching Band and his first as Drum Major. He was previously a member of the Trumpet section, serving as Trumpet Section Leader for the 2020 season. Graham is studying Political Science with a Minor in Informatics and intends to attend law school after completing his bachelor’s degree. Outside of school, he enjoys riding his bike to local farmers’ markets and spending time outdoors.

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Hayden Gizinski

Drum Major

Hayden is a senior from Seattle, Washington and is majoring in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. This will be her 4th year in the Husky Marching Band.

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JaZee Griffith

Feature Twirler

JaZee Griffith is entering her sophomore year with the Husky Marching Band and holds the position of Feature Twirler. JaZee is from Pasco, WA, and she twirled for Hanford High School for four years, graduated as Salutatorian from Three Rivers HomeLink, and received an AA degree from Columbia Basin College. JaZee plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration. In August of 2017, she received the silver medal at an international baton competition in Croatia. JaZee is excited to continue performing with the Husky Band, and she looks forward to the start of band season.

Student Staff FAQ:

Q: Who is eligible to become student staff?

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

Q: When are student staff interviews?

A: Student staff interviews are generally held in March and April (after Section Leader interviews), with student staff being announced at the Spring Game in late April.

Q: How long is a student staff position held for?

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

Q: Can you be student staff member for more than one year?

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