Allison Turner

Band Captain
Piccolo

Allison Turner

Hey everyone! My name is Allison Turner and I'm a senior public relations and Spanish dual major from Acworth, GA where I graduated from Harrison HS in 2009. This season, I'm honored to say I'll be serving you all as band captain! What do I do in my spare time, you may ask? Well, when not searching for an answer to ending world hunger or solving Athens' traffic problems, I watch far too much How I Met Your Mother, frequent viewings of The Room at Ciné, and roll burritos at one of Athens' finest eating establishments, Barberitos. Outside of Redcoats, I also dedicate my time to the Team United Redcoat Bible Study, Restoration (the Wesley Foundation's dance ministry), IM sports, and the band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi. I'm still in disbelief that I'm entering my final season with the Redcoat Band, these past few years have flown by. There are so many terrific memories just waiting to be made, I hope you all are as excited as I am! I tend to spend an embarrassingly large amount of time on Facebook, so feel free to send me a message if you have any questions!

Matt Tankersley

Drum Major

Matt Tankersley

Hi guys! I’m Matt Tankersley, and this will be my first year as a drum major. I’m a senior music education major from Dalton, GA. My primary instrument is percussion. I played bottom bass on the drumline for 2 years, and this will be my 3rd and final season in Redcoats. Outside of music, my life is music. Wait, that makes no sense. I’m honored to serve this position as well as the Vice President for CNAfME (music major thing) and Fraternity Education Officer for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, music fraternity for men! I enjoy physical activities such as running, anything outside, and of course… marching band! Some of my favorite musicians include Dave Matthews, Whitney Houston, Claude Debussy, anything Disney, and you! I love being around a fantastic group individuals with such high levels of musicianship. The entire Redcoat staff and leadership team is full of great people who are here to help out! Taylor, Caitlin, Leslie, and I are very excited to work as drum majors with you all during the 2012 Redcoat/Football season. With 3 halftime shows, a pre-game show, and a homecoming show to learn, there is a lot of work to be done, but a lot of fun to have too! To the new guys, being a member of the Redcoat Band is a blast in and of itself, but take advantage of getting to know people around you and making lifelong friendships, and get ready to perform for thousands of people every week! To those of you returning, welcome back! And to all, GO DAWGS!!!

Caitlin Delinsky

Drum Major

Caitlin Delinsky

Hey guys! My name is Caitlin Delinsky and I am going into my fourth year as a member of the Redcoat Band. I am from Norcross, GA and am working towards earning my undergraduate degree in Music Education. The hope is to one day become a band director… fingers crossed!  I have previously marched piccolo and am now looking forward to serving on the leadership team as a drum major along with Matt, Leslie and Taylor! Other than the world of music, I enjoy spending time with friends, eating delicious food (not that I make though), reading, watching an awesome movie, riding roller coasters… the list goes on. This year is going to be wonderful! Not only is college a blast, but being a member of Redcoats is a fun, unique and overall great experience. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people. As always, Go Dawgs! Let's make it a another great season!

Leslie Stapley

Drum Major

Leslie Stapley

Hey Redcoats! I’m Leslie Stapley from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. I’m a sophomore studying Animal Health and Biological Sciences (considering switching to Avian Biology) with a pre-veterinary emphasis, and this is my second year in Redcoats as well as my first year as Drum Major. I’m incredibly excited for this upcoming year; it’s going to be terrific! I feel so honored to be able to serve the Redcoats along side Caitlin, Matt, and Taylor. We’re in for a great season! Outside of Redcoats, I’m a member of the professional music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota and I play clarinet and bass clarinet. I’m also a swim coach for my summer league swim team (go Cyclones), and I work as a Kennel Tech in the summers at a local veterinary clinic. I love to swim and play Ultimate (though I’m not very good, I must admit), and run an occasional 5K. I’m always up for a movie night or a potluck dinner, and if you are ever in need of a good conversation, I’d love to talk to you and get to know you! I hope everyone is getting pumped for this upcoming season, and to the new members of the Redcoats especially, you’re going to have so much fun– live it up as a member of the best student organization at UGA! GO DAWGS!

Taylor Watts

Drum Major

Leslie Stapley

Hey guys! I’m Taylor Watts from Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia. This will be my fourth year at UGA studying music education and also my fourth season in the Redcoat Band. After having a fantastic season last year, I am thrilled to be serving the band again as a drum major this year with Caitlin, Matt, and Leslie! In the music world, I’m a member of the band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi and a part of the Collegiate National Association for Music Education (CNAfME). Outside of music, I enjoy doing just about anything — playing video games, sports (preferably a good game of soccer or football), going on random adventures, or just hanging out with some friends — and am always in the mood for a good conversation. Hope all of you (vets and new members alike) are as excited as I am about this upcoming season! With a wonderful leadership team and a band of amazing musicians, this is sure to be a fantastic year to be a Redcoat! Once a Dawg, always a Dawg… How sweet it is!

Cathy Marszalik

Social Chair
Piccolo

Cathy Marszalik

Hello Everyone, My name is Cathy Marszalik! I graduated from Roswell High School in 2009 and was raised in Georgia for most of my life.  Anyways, I'm going to be a senior here at UGA in the fall, and after 4 major changes, I finally found my calling and happiness in Psychology. This is going to be my fourth and final season marching Piccolo in Redcoats, and I'm ready to go out with a bang, serving as your Social Chair, with the best family and people I've met in my life! I'm also a proud sister and Webmaster of Sigma Alpha Iota, the women' s professional music fraternity here at UGA. I'm too lucky to have found these two families, and I can't wait to spend one last year with such wonderful people. The best piece of advice I can offer for new members coming in to Redcoats or even UGA: take advantage of everything Athens has to offer (food, concerts, meeting new people), and bring your camera everywhere you go because college goes by so fast, so enjoy it while you can and document your adventures as you go along. If there is anything I can do for you, or you need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to come find me at practice (I'm pretty easy to find, just listen for someone with a huge laugh and look for someone wearing tie-dye and that's probably me). I can't wait to be reunited with my family back in the fall, and to welcome our new rookies into our home. But most importantly, I cannot wait to celebrate TIE-DYE TUESDAY WITH THE PICCOLOS (Pi Chi, Done.) AND THE ENTIRE BAND! GO DAWGS! (:

Jillian Moore

Librarian
Piccolo

Jillian Moore

Hey everyone! My name is Jillian Moore, and I’m a third year Avian Biology major from Roswell, Georgia. This will be my third year marching piccolo, and I’m thrilled to be one of your librarians this year! In addition to Redcoats, I am also a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s professional music fraternity here on campus. Outside of music, I enjoy working with animals (and will hopefully be pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine!) and reading good books. The last two years of Redcoats have been absolutely wonderful, and I hope you’re as excited as I am about this upcoming year! Go Dawgs!

Grant Koenning

Historian
Alto Saxophone

Grant Koenning

Hi I’m Grant Koenning and I am one of this years Historians for the Redcoat Marching Band. This will be my second year in Redcoats and I am a composition major from Marietta, GA. I play the alto saxophone, guitar, and a little bit of piano. One of my favorite things to do besides music is to make movies. I started making home movies when I was very young, but I really got into it when I was in middle school and started using an editing software. My friends and I would spend days making movies and then editing them. Something was missing from our videos, so I started writing music for them and thats where my dream of becoming a composer really started. It is my home to one day become a composer for movies, video games, tv, or other multimedia forms. I love music and movies and I hope I can help bring that to this years Redcoat season. Last year was a whole lot of fun and I’m looking forward to this year hoping it will be even better!

Kathleen Goggans

Section Leader
Piccolo

Kathleen Goggans

Hello fellow Redcoats!  This is my third year in Redcoats and my second year as piccolo section leader.  It is also my third year as a Music Education Major.  I am really excited for this new season of music and football! A few interesting things most people don't know about me is that I love horses, I enjoy wakeboarding while blaring Styx music in the boat, and I really love relaxing with a good book.   In addition to Redcoats I am a part of the Wesley Foundation leadership team.  Redcoats is one of my favorite activities on campus because you can enjoy playing some great music, get to know a lot of interesting people, and cheer on the Dawgs.  I look forward to getting back together and welcoming the newcomers into the Redcoat family this fall.  Go Dawgs!

Michelle Gibson

Section Leader
Piccolo

Michelle Gibson

Hello Redcoats!!!!!!!!!!!! I have the distinct honor and privilege of serving you as a 2012-2013 piccolo section leader!!! I am a senior Music Education major, and my hobbies include movies, music, dancing and overall fun!! I graduated from Campbell High School in Smyrna, Ga in 2008, but I am from Atlanta, Ga. The past three years in Redcoats have been nothing short of amazing and I would never trade them for the world. Redcoats is not only a phenomenal tradition and symbol of the University of Georgia, it is one of the largest families you will ever have. There is no feeling like yelling Goooooo Dawgs on a Saturday between the hedges with 92,000 other screaming fans as we cheer on the Dawgs!!!!!!!! I know this season will be the best yet, and I cannot wait to work with everyone to continue our tradition as being the finest in the land!!!! So, just remember when there is nothing left to say, “Go Dawgs!!!

Daniele Meuse

Section Leader
Clarinet

Daniele Meuse

Hi! I'm Daniele Meuse. I'm a fourth year in Redcoats, and this is my second year as section leader. I'm from Buford and went to North Gwinnett High School. I'm a double major in Music and Biology and am obsessed with marine mammals. I drive buses for Campus Transit and love dogs! I look forward to meeting everyone and hope you're super excited because this year's gonna be awesome! :)

Joya Clayton

Section Leader
Clarinet

Joya Clayton

Hey Redcoats! My name is Joya Clayton, and I am a senior Music Education major at UGA. This is my fourth year in Redcoats and my second year as a clarinet section leader. I am from Stone Mountain, Georgia, and I attended Chamblee High School. Outside of Redcoats, I am involved in Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honorary band fraternity. I also love to hang with friends and go to the movies. Oh, I also LOVE football, especially Georgia football. You will definitely see me yelling and cheering in the stands during all of the games. I'm so excited about the upcoming season and can't wait to meet all of the new Redcoats! It's gonna be great! GO DAWGS!

Dina Zolan

Section Leader
Alto Saxophone

Dina Zolan

Haayyyy Redcoats! I'm Dina and I will be one of the Saxtion (AKA Alto Saxophone Section) leaders this year. Though I am originally a native of Chicago, Illinois, I currently live in Kennesaw, Georgia and I am now a third year double-majoring in Advertising and Photography. Since I don't know what else to list here about myself, I'll dump some random facts: I am a member of Kappa Kappa Psi. I work as a photographer for a magazine in Athens. I love love LOVE all things Disney. I sleep too little and drink too much coffee. Sometimes my Northern accent comes back. I buy history textbooks to read for fun. I listen to (and obsess over) Broadway show tunes… daily. Most importantly though, let me tell you that Redcoats has given me some of the best experiences and friends I have encountered throughout my college career thus far, and for you new members, I am so inexplicably excited for all of you to start your journeys as well! I am so confident that this band will be one of the greatest things to happen to you in college. Please contact me with any questions, urges to chat, or basically anything… I am willing to do whatever I can to help out! Can't wait to get this fantastic season started!

Gabriel Piqué

Section Leader
Alto Saxophone

Gabriel Piqué

My name is Gabriel Piqué and I am a 2nd year music performance major. I am from Augusta, GA and I am one of the alto saxophone section leaders. Some hobbies of mine include playing saxophone (I do this a lot..), mountain biking, and gaming. I’d just like to let you know that the alto saxophone section (Saxtion) is a place where you will always feel at home and welcome. We’re the perfect section: small enough to hang out all at the same time but large enough to annoy the entire band with the hit single “Careless Whisper” by George Michael (more on that when you get here). You will be joining a section that will lead you to new friends, new experiences, and whole lot of fun. Get excited.

Martin Anderson

Section Leader
Tenor Saxophone

Martin Anderson

Oh hello, Redcoat Band members! I’m Martin Anderson and I’ll be one of your Tenor Saxophone Section Leaders this year along with Ian Edwards. I’m going in to my second year here at UGA majoring in Computer Science and Management Information Systems with a music minor. I was born in Charleston, South Carolina and after a few years in Columbia (don’t worry, I’m not a Gamecock fan anyways) moved to Powder Springs, GA where I attended Harrison High School. Beyond Redcoats, I play guitar and piano and love to mountain bike. My favorite TV shows are How I Met Your Mother, Workaholics, and 30 Rock. I am a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, the co-ed band service fraternity. I’m ridiculously excited for this next season of Georgia Football and all of the new and returning faces I’ll get to see this summer at camp and throughout the season. If you need anything or have any questions, feel free to hit me up whether it’s Facebook, a phone call/text message, or a creepy letter written in calligraphy, I’ll be happy to help you out! We’re gonna have an awesome season! GO DAWGS!

Ryan Reid

Section Leader
Trumpet

Ryan Reid

Hello, Redcoats. All of you. All 400 and whatever of you. Actually… never mind. Just the trumpets. Hey, trumpets. I'm Ryan Reid (the Grey/the Elder) and I'll be one of your trumpet section leaders for the 2012-2013 season. For all the rookies joining us this season, buckle up. Your mind is about to be blown. I don't even know what that means, but it's going to happen. Just wait. Anyhow, I'm a senior Finance & Intl. Business double major with minors in Spanish and Economics. I'm from Alpharetta, GA and attended Alpharetta HS. I like long walks on the beach and fireside chats. Some things that make me glad are pinwheels, big wedges of cake from the fair, doo-dads for my hat, and making references to obscure things people have probably never seen before. If you have any questions regarding anything (Redcoats, school, life, where babies come from, how to turn water into wine), feel free to ask; you'll be getting my contact information (and that of the other leaders) shortly. I look forward to meeting all of you and to an amazing 2012 season, in which the Dawgs will proverbially (or literally) mount every other team they face. As you finish out your summers, take the advice of the great Sheriff Woody Pride: "Ride like the wind, Bullseye." God bless America and Go Dawgs.

Dinah Smithey

Section Leader
Mellophone

Dinah Smithey

BONJOUR! My name is Dinah Smithey and I'm a rising Senior and 4th year Redcoat at UGA. I will be completing my BA in French this December and look forward to beginning my Master's Degree, also in French, soon after. I hail from the great state of Texas but have called Alpharetta, GA home for the last three years. A few random things about me… I love cheering on the Dawgs, meeting new people, daydreaming in books about Paris, (obsessively), watching Mad Men, getting sushi at Utage, and going to local concerts. Athens is an incredible college town and I try to take advantage of our unique culture as much as possible! Although this summer will take me to Tours, France for an internship, I look forward to returning to my Redcoat family and second year as Mellophone Section Leader. Can't wait to meet all of our new members and see old friends!

Sam Gowen

Section Leader
Mellophone

Sam Gowen

Hello Redcoat family! My name is Sam Gowen, and I will be serving as one of your Mellophone section leaders this season. I am a third year music education major, as well as a third year marcher. I am very excited for all that this upcoming season holds in store for us, and cannot wait to meet every incoming marcher! Go Dawgs!

James Richards

Section Leader
Trombone

James Richards

Hey Redcoats! I’m James and I’m one of the trombone section leaders this fall. I’m a senior Marketing & Public Relations major from Alpharetta and this is my fourth and final year in Redcoats, so I’m trusting that the Dawgs will make it a memorable one. If this is your first year in the band, then I couldn’t be more excited for you—you’ll never forget the first time you step out onto the field in Sanford Stadium! In my spare time I love going to see movies, eating at new restaurants, and annoying my roommate and co-section leader Greg Miller. Greg usually responds by torturing me with disturbing, genius-level pranks, so watch out for that guy. If you’re an incoming member of the trombone section, Greg and I and the rest of the trombone leadership team are in charge of making you feel at home starting Day 1 of camp, so don’t hesitate to come to us with questions/concerns/funny stories. I'm also the social chair of Phi Mu Alpha, one of the music fraternities here at UGA, which means I plan lots of super fun stuff—so you should come check us out! We can’t wait to meet all of you! Go Dawgs!

Greg Miller

Section Leader
Trombone

Greg Miller

Oh hi, guys! My name is Greg, and I hail from Milton High School in Milton, GA. This will be my third year as a member of Redcoats (first as section leader), as well as my third year studying Music Education. In my free time I love watching the Braves and the Falcons, playing ultimate frisbee (you’ll probably see me throwing a disc around before most rehearsals), and watching a good romantic comedy. You know, guy stuff. I also love pulling the occasional practical joke, as my co-section leader James may know a thing or two about. If you are new to the Redcoat Band, I can’t wait to get to know you and help you realize what it means to be a part of the Heart of the Bulldog Nation. Please feel free to add me on Facebook, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have whether they are about Redcoats, college, or life in general. If you have any issue finding me on there, I’m the Greg Miller at UGA studying Music Ed that looks like the guy in the picture next to this paragraph. And last, but certainly not least, Go Dawgs!!

Chris Davis

Section Leader
Baritone

Chris Davis

Hey Redcoats! My name is Chris Davis, and this season will be my 4th season in Redcoats. I was born in Athens, Ga, and grew up just down the road in Oconee County, where I graduated high school in 2008. Go Warriors! I am members in both Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity and the UGA Chapter of the American Meteorological Society! This upcoming year will be my senior year, and I am majoring in Geography while completing  a Certificate in Atmospheric Sciences. Basically, I love weather, and you will no doubt see me get excited about it at some point during the season. As a member of the Baritone section, I am Section Leader along with Phillip. We will have a blast this season making music and cheering on the 'Dawgs! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, reading, watching various sporting events, and keeping up with the weather! I hope you all are excited for this upcoming season. Enjoy every second of it because it goes by so quickly. See everyone in August! GO DAWGS!

Brooke VanKempen

Section Leader
Sousaphone

Brooke VanKempen

Hey Redcoats! I'm Brooke VanKempen. I' m a sophomore music education major and yes a girl tuba player!  I went to North Forsyth High School where I was drum major for two years. I am a proud sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, the professional music fraternity for women and in my spare time I love to sing and dance! Redcoats is an amazing opportunity to meet so many people and become a family!  I'm so excited about this upcoming  season and don't be afraid to introduce yourself, I would love to get to know you! Go Dawgs!

Geana Gault

Rank Leader
Piccolo

Geana Gault

Hey y’all! I’m Geana Gault. I’m a second year student and marcher, and one of your four piccolo rank leaders. I was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia and went to Walton High School in Cobb County…CC represent! While at UGA, I am studying music education in hopes of becoming a high school band director. As far as hobbies go, I love to run and cliff-jump. So if you’re ever feeling adventurous, hit me up! I love meeting new people and giving out funny videos to look up on Youtube, so please feel free to come up and introduce your self to me. I’d love to get to know you. :]

Hannah Smith

Rank Leader
Piccolo

Hannah Smith

Hey y'all! My name is Hannah Smith and I am a Junior, Early Childhood Education major from Sharpsburg, GA where I attended Northgate High School. This will be my 3rd year in Redcoats and I am super excited to be serving as one of our lovely piccolo rank leaders! Not only am I a part of the Redcoat Band but I am also a member of the band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi. I am also a part of TURBS (Team United Redcoat Bible Study) which helps bring together fellow believers in the band. Finally, outside of Redcoats I have a great passion for children so I try to find all sorts of ways to reach out to kids! By entering college, you are beginning another chapter of your life and it's going to be some of the best years you have ever had! Take advantage of all of it and have a great time whether that be hanging with friends, studying, or playing sports outside! Get pumped for Redcoats this season!! GO DAWGS!!

Sam Jones

Rank Leader
Clarinet

Sam Jones

Hey Redcoats! I am really excited to be one of the clarinet Rank Leaders this upcoming school year! This will be my fourth year marching clarinet with the Redcoats and second serving as Rank Leader, and I am looking forward to meeting all the new members and getting to know the veteran members better! I am an Accounting major and Spanish minor from Covington, Georgia. I love playing sports, running, eating good home cooking, keeping up with the Braves and UGA Athletics, and spending time with my family and friends. I love getting to know people and finding out cool things about them, so don’t be afraid to come say hi. I am really looking forward to another year of making great music and enjoying great fellowship with the best band in the land!!

Corinne Klemenc

Rank Leader
Clarinet

Corinne Klemenc

Hello! My name is Corinne Klemenc, and I am a second-year clarinet rank leader. I graduated from Brookwood High School in 2011 and grew up in Lawrenceville, GA. Now I'm here at UGA double majoring in music education and music composition. My interests are far-spread and include writing music, playing the clarinet, being a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, knitting, gaming, drinking peach tea, immersing myself in the oddness of internet culture, and chasing down my dreams like a hungry lion. I'm very excited to have the opportunity to serve my section and the band this year. It's going to be a great season, of course. The transition from high school to college can be strange, and meeting hundreds of people during band camp can be overwhelming, but just remember to be yourself! If you ever need anything, I'll be willing to help. That's what I live for.

Anna Cottle

Rank Leader
Clarinet

Anna Cottle

Hey Redcoats! My name is Anna Cottle and I am a clarinet rank leader this year! I am an exercise and sport science major from Duluth, GA and this will be my second year in Redcoats. I am a huge football fan and I cannot wait for this season! When I’m not marching, I love to spend my free time hanging out with my friends, swimming, and chilling outside. I am also an active brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, a national band service fraternity. I am so excited to get to know everyone this year and I encourage those of you who don’t know me to shoot me a message with any questions you have or just to chat! GO DAWGS!!

Josey Jimenez

Rank Leader
Alto Saxophone

Josey Jimenez

Hey Redcoats! I’m Josey Jimenez and I graduated from South Effingham High School in Guyton, GA. This will be my second year as a both a music education major and a member of the Saxtion, but my first as a rank leader. If I’m ever not in the School of Music, I really love cooking/baking, discovering new music, watching Criminal Minds, getting coffee downtown, and/or shopping EVERYWHERE. I am also a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women. Being a part of two amazing organizations like Redcoats and SAI in my first year was such a great opportunity to meet new people and to be part of a family within the extensive Bulldog Nation. The friends you make and the experiences you have at UGA will be some of the best of your life and I encourage you all to make the most of your time here. I can’t wait to meet all of you and have a very successful season of UGA football. Go Dawgs!!!

Hannah Frady

Rank Leader
Alto Saxophone

Hannah Frady

Hi everyone! I’m Hannah Frady from Ellijay, GA, where I graduated from Gilmer High School. This will be my fourth and final year in Redcoats and my first as an alto sax rank leader. I’m a Social Studies Education major because I love history and low paychecks. I also have a minor in Classical Culture, and I studied abroad in Rome, Italy during my first summer at UGA. I bleed red and black and am very excited to watch the Dawgs dominate this season! Along with UGA football, I’m also a fan of Nascar (redneck, I know, so sue me). When I’m not writing insanely huge papers for my classes, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and hanging out with my friends, and traveling. Sleeping is also a favored activity, although I do not get to enjoy it as much during the school year. I’m greatly looking forward to the new season and can’t wait to meet all of the new members! It will go by quickly, so do not take anything for granted. I don’t bite, I promise, so don’t hesitate to ask me a question if you have one (I myself had many)! Go Dawgs!!!

Robert Peavy

Rank Leader
Alto Saxophone

Robert Peavy

Hey guys! My name is Robert Peavy, I'm from Macon, Georgia, I am a sophomore, and I'll be one of the Alto Sax Rank Leaders for this 2012-13 season. First off, and most importantly, I'm a huge Georgia fan. I hate Florida, I find Tech mildly irritating, and I think Tennessee needs to pick a shade of orange and go with it. If you can relate to any of that, then spending a season with the Redcoat Band will be unlike anything else you will experience in your 4 (5?) years here in Athens. This is bound to be a killer season for both the Redcoats and the Dawgs, and I can't tell you excited I am to get started. In addition to serving on leadership for Redcoats, I am a proud brother of the Kappa Mu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and I love doing everything I can to help out our incredible music program as a whole. Aside from music, I love sports, gaming, getting into mischief….or just chillin if it's that kind of day. I think it would be absolutely awesome if me and you could be friends, so call me, text me, add me on Facebook, anything. Can't wait to get to know all of you! GO DAWGS!

Brian Stewart

Rank Leader
Alto Saxophone

Brian Stewart

I am a third-year Digital and Broadcast Journalism Major here at the University of Georgia at the tender age of 20. For the coming year I will be a Rank Leader in the Alto Saxophone section (more affectionately called the Saxtion). I am originally from Snellville, GA, where I graduated from South Gwinnett High School in 2010. I am really excited to for the coming year, and cannot wait to welcome more people into the RCB Family. Outside of Redcoats my main interest would have to be bowling, something I am unashamedly accomplished at. To date I have two perfect games as well as winning the Greater Atlanta City tournament in the team event (4-man) and the doubles event, winning the same events at the state level as well. Overall, I am a very laid-back guy with an apparently dry sense of humor. Again, I want to welcome all the incoming rookies and let them know that they are beginning the best four years they could ever imagine. Welcome to the Finest Band in the Land! Go Dawgs!

Liz Fleissner

Rank Leader
Tenor Saxophone

Liz Fleissner

Hey guys! My name is Liz, and I’ll be one of the two fabulous rank leaders for the Tenor Saxes! Wooo! I am a Sophomore music major in the oboe studio here at UGA. I was born in Joliet, Illinois and moved around to several places in the Midwest before my family settled in Mooresville, North Carolina. I went to a school called Lake Norman high school, where I served as the drumline captain for our marching band. My hobbies include reed making (surprise!) and jammin’ out to awesome music in random places. Also, I love going to Good Dirt downtown and playing with clay and pottery. I’m looking forward to the new season and hanging out with all my fellow Redcoats! Go Dawgs!

Kayla Berrie

Rank Leader
Tenor Saxophone

Kayla Berrie

Hi there, Redcoats! The name's Kayla Berrie, and I'm a sophomore theatre major and music minor. I'm from St. Marys, GA, where I graduated from Camden County High School. This will be my 2nd year in Redcoats, and I'm so excited to be a rank leader for the 2012 tenor saxes! I am a proud member of the UGA Jazz Band (tenor sax and vocals), Crescendos Performance Ensemble (a theatrical show choir), and Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional women's music fraternity. Also, I like to wear silly hats. It's going to be a fantastic season, and I'm looking forward to another spending another year with my wonderful Redcoat family! Don't hesitate to email me at kaylatheberrie@yahoo.com   or find me on Facebook if you have any questions about Redcoats. GO DAWGS!

Michael Kobito

Rank Leader
Trumpet

Michael Kobito

Hello everyone! My name is Michael Kobito from Woodland High School in Cartersville, GA! This year is going to be my second year as a music education major and my second year in the famous Redcoat band! I will be serving as a trumpet rank leader and one of the Redcoat Band Truck Drivers. When I’m not doing things music related, I enjoy spending time with friends playing games, watching movies, or just hanging out. I love meeting new people and look forward to spending the upcoming season with everyone! Hit me up on Facebook if you have any questions!!

Doug Wirtz

Rank Leader
Trumpet

Doug Wirtz

Hey guys! My name is Doug Wirtz and I’m a rank leader in the trumpet section. I’m a junior majoring in Biology with Pharmacy intent, and this is my third year in the Redcoat Band. I graduated from Roswell High School in Roswell, Georgia. Aside from Redcoats, I enjoy playing sports, especially racquetball, chilling with friends, and sleeping… maybe a little too much.. Of course I could add more, but I want to keep it short. I can’t wait to meet the 2012 Trumpets and to see all the new faces in the Redcoat family! I know this year is going to be AWESOME! If you have any questions, you can email me or find me on Facebook! GO DAWGS!!

John Greer

Rank Leader
Trumpet

John Greer

What up Redcoat Fam!  My name is John Greer and I’m thankful to be one of your rank leaders in the trumpet section in my second year of Redcoats.   I’m from Heritage High School in Conyers, GA, and am now a sophomore here at the University of Georgia in Athens.  I am a pre-journalism major with a minor in music.  I have a passion for music and believe Redcoats is an example of the community it can bring.  When I’m not on Redcoat field or in Sanford Stadium, I like playing and listening to music, being outdoors, going to campus ministries including those at UGA’s Catholic Center, and hanging out or doing something stupid with my friends.  Speaking of my friends, I know this organization naturally attracts awesome folks and I can’t wait to meet all of the incoming members and get to know better my fellow veterans!  If you need to know anything or just want to meet your future brother in the Redcoat family, find me on Facebook or email me at jmgreer@uga.edu.  Lookin forward to a great season.   Keep calm and GO DAWGS! (on second thought, keeping calm isn’t mandatory, get PSYCHED!)

Megan Gallagher

Rank Leader
Trumpet

Megan Gallagher

Hi everyone! I´m a rising Junior, Social Work Major, Spanish Minor!! I´m from Fulton County, North Springs High School, go Spartans!! In my free time I love trying to make it to the multitude of Athens concerts, reading at the State Botans, and just hanging out with friends! UGA is definitely my home away from home, and I hope it will be for all of the rookies too! If you every have any questions or just wanna talk about life at UGA, I´m always here! This is gonna be a great season y´all! Gooooo dawgs!

Katie McIntyre

Rank Leader
Trumpet

Katie McIntyre

Hello, Redcoats! My name is Katie McIntyre and this will be my junior year at UGA, my third year in Redcoats and my first year as a trumpet rank leader! I’m from Woodstock and went to Sequoyah High School. I’m a Math and Math Education double major and a Classics minor.  When I’m not doing Redcoats, I pretty much devote all of my time to my band, Conscious Pilot. We’re all the rage in Athens. I also like to solve integrals in my head. I’m a math major; what else would you expect? If you ever need anything, I’m always here to help! If you’re looking for me, chances are I’ll be at home eating a cheese quesadilla. I’m really looking forward to this upcoming season. It’s going to be a great year and I can’t wait to meet all of you!

Geoffrey Loften

Rank Leader
Trumpet

Geoffrey Loften

Hello!!! How y’all doin’? Alright, alright, alriiiiiiggggghhhhtttt!!!

Nothing like a Kevin Hart reference to start off the story of my life…If you don’t
know who Kevin Hart is just ask me or just look him up on youtube.

But that’s not what this is about. I am here to tell you all of the things that the establishment does not want you to know about Redcoats. This is highly confidential information and you DID NOT HERE THIS FROM ME. In redcoats there is this guy who claims to want to be the President of the United States one day. He’s black and is a second year trumpet player out of FLORIDA! FLORIDA! He likes to eat a lot and enjoys talking and trading jokes. He went to Crestview High School in Crestview, Florida (halfway between Tallahassee and Pensacola). He loves to sing to lighten the mood and considers himself to be quite the cutup. He is a Rank Leader in the Trumpet Section and absolutely enjoys meeting new people. You will more than likely hear him well before you see him so just follow the noise. He’s open to any questions you may have and is looking forward to a GREAT season for Redcoats and a GREAT season for the football team. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cats and Dogs, Bloods and Crips I introduce to some and present to others Geoffrey Winston Loften President 2028 (or whenever).

That’s me by the way… See you in August.                                                                                   



Oh and GOOOOOO DAWGS!!!!

Rachael Miller

Rank Leader
Mellophone

Rachael Miller

Hey there! My name is Rachael Miller and I am a junior and a mellophone rank leader! I'm from Dallas, Georgia and attended East Paulding High School. I am also a music education major and a horn player here at UGA. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new places, reading, and baking! Now that we're done with the online-dating-style introduction, I'd like to take a moment and say that being in Redcoats is one of the most important things I have done since I've been to college and I can't wait to add you to that experience! Go Dawgs and see you at band camp!

Nathan Wayne

Rank Leader
Mellophone

Nathan Wayne

Hey guys! My name is Nathan Wayne and this will be my third year in Redcoats and first year as a rank leader. My major is Chemistry and minor is Spanish. I grew up in the mountains of North Georgia and went to Rabun County High School. I love to hike, run, and hang out with friends. I'm looking forward to meeting and getting to know everyone this fall. By the end of each season the mellophone section always becomes like a second family to me and I can't wait to add some new members! Get pumped because it's going to be an awesome year!

Derrick Nolen

Rank Leader
Trombone

Derrick Nolen

Hi guys!  My name is Derrick Nolen and I'm a 5th- year senior at UGA.  Just taking a victory lap.  This'll be my fourth and, unfortunately, final year in Redcoats and my third year serving as a Trombone Rank Leader.   I'm a Music Ed. major and I hail from Conyers, GA (Heritage High School).  A few somewhat interesting facts: I've got a few "webbed" toes on both of my feet, I'm a sweet tea connoisseur, and I enjoy racquetball and long walks on the beach.  If you're an incoming freshman to UGA and Redcoats, I'm so excited for you!  It's awesome to have a 400+ person support group before you even walk into your first class.  With the time we spend together and things we go through together as Redcoats, it really is a family-like environment, and there are some great people in this organization.  Looking like a good year football-wise for the Dawgs as well, ha, but I won't jump the gun.   Find me on facebook if you want to talk!  And, as always, GO DAWGS!

Ally Moody

Rank Leader
Trombone

Ally Moody

Hey everyone! My name’s Ally Moody and this will be my third year in redcoats and first a year as a trombone rank leader. I am a music education major, and I want to teach elementary school music one day. I’m from Lawrenceville, GA (Gwinnett, what a surprise!) and I went to Collins Hill High School. My mom went to UGA and my dad is a huge fan, so I was raised in Georgia football. I’m pretty sure I went to my first game before I turned one… When I’m not cheering on the Dawgs, you can probably find me on any sports field around campus. (Hit me up if you want to play/learn racquetball!) I also love throwing around a football before rehearsal, so feel free to join in! Other than sports, I’m really into photography. Don’t be surprised if you see me taking pictures every game day. The Redcoat band is one big family, and it’s been the highlight of my college experience for the past two years. So get ready to meet new people, make the best friends you’ll ever have, and cheer on the Dawgs!

Dustin Osborne

Rank Leader
Trombone

Dustin Osborne

Hey guys! My name is Dustin Osborne. This year will be my fourth and final in Redcoats and my second as a rank leader in the Trombone section. I went to Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Georgia, which is just south of Atlanta. I’m an Economics major and a Spanish minor, and I am planning on attending a law school next year – as far as where this will be, no one knows. When I’m not with the Redcoats, I enjoy beating everyone at racquetball, playing pick-up football games, and attempting to play golf. I’m a sports fanatic as far as baseball and football go, and while Braves fans are pretty common, I’m probably one of the only New York Giants fans you’ll ever meet. I’m excited to help you really enjoy your first year – it really does fly by WAY too fast, so enjoy every bit of it! Anyway, I look forward to enjoying a championship-caliber football schedule with you guys next year! Go Dawgs!

Timothy Levengood

Rank Leader
Trombone

Timothy Levengood

Hey everyone! My name is Timothy Levengood, I’m a 2nd year Health Promotion/ Health Services major at UGA, and I am so excited to be serving my beloved Redcoat Band in a leadership position this year. I have been playing trombone for eight years now and was captain of the Parkview High School Marching Band in Lilburn, GA. Outside of band, I am a member of Phi Sigma Pi honor fraternity, an exec board member of the Leadership Resource Team, and I love to play tennis. I love to go to concerts, listen to music, watch TV and movies (especially midnight showings of The Room), and if you love Arrested Development, I love you. Feel free to talk to me about anything such as any similar interests or being in Redcoats or adjusting to college. Seeing as I just was a 1st year, I’ll be looking out for you all because I know personally how hard it can be, but also how great it can be too. You have made a fantastic choice in joining Redcoats, and I cannot wait to meet you and start you on this wonderful experience this fall!

Michael Turner

Rank Leader
Trombone

Michael Turner

Hey everyone! My name is Michael Turner. I am a trombone rank leader, and I'm about to start my third year in Redcoats. I'm a junior International Affairs major, and Political Science minor. I'm from Duluth, Georgia, which is about an hour west of Athens. I graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian School in 2010. I spent this past summer studying abroad in Verona, Italy, where I took two classes and travelled around Europe. I enjoy playing golf, playing trombone, hanging out with friends, and watching football, baseball, & golf. Joining Redcoats was one of the best decisions I've ever made; it's such a blast, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. Being in a section as awesome as the trombones has made it even better! If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message on Facebook! Go Dawgs!!

Jordan Plemmons

Rank Leader
Baritone

Jordan Plemmons

Hey Redcoats! This is my 3rd and final season in Redcoats and my 2nd as Baritone Rank Leader. I’m from Ball Ground, GA and am 22 years old. I’m graduating with a degree in Psychology in December and plan on continuing my education in Nursing after UGA. Welcome to the family and Go Dawgs!

Tony Floyd

Rank Leader
Sousaphone

Tony Floyd

Hey y’all! My name is Tony Floyd, and I will be one of the Sousaphone Rank Leaders and Truck Drivers for the 2012 Season. I am a 4th-year Middle School Education Major from Perry, GA. Redcoats has been one of the best experiences of my life. Get ready for 4, 5, or maybe even 6 of the best years of your life! Being on the field in Sanford Stadium on Saturdays is an unbelievable experience. Hearing all of the fans yelling and not being able to hear yourself think is an amazing feeling. My hobbies include playing racquetball, football, and just about any other sport you can think of. As a member of Redcoats, you also have the privilege to play on the Redcoat Football Team, which comes with the honor of beating up on some nerds from Tech! I’ll be one of the captains for the upcoming season, so let me know if you are interested in playing. And as always, GO DAWGS!!!!!!!

Tommy Costales

Rank Leader
Sousaphone

Tommy Costales

Sup everyone. My name is Tommy Costales from Cumming, GA. I attended North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. This is my third year at UGA studying Management Information Systems, and also my third year as a Redcoat. I will be heading up the sousaphone section as a rank leader along with Tony and Josh. Be prepared to do work as well as HAVING FUN! We are the most interesting and diverse section you will ever see. You will never forget the memories and relationships you build in Redcoats. So far, the most memorable experience I have had was the recent bowl trip to Tampa Bay for the Outback Bowl. Other than band, I enjoy relaxing, playing video games, spending time with friends, and doing whatever comes my way. I am also a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the men’s music social fraternity. Get pumped for the most rewarding and amazing years of your life. I am looking forward to meeting all of you. Go Dawgs!!


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