Drum Majors

Eliana Wagner, Drum Major

 

Eliana Wagner

Billings, MT
Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Favorite thing about the SotW: The feeling of community created in the SotW and the continual support from Bobcat Nation!
Kendall Larson, Drum Major

 

Kendall Larson

Las Vegas, NV
Exercise Science
Favorite thing about the SotW: Rain, snow, or shine we play, dance, and someone will make you laugh

Field Captains

Frank Harney, Field Captain

 

Frank Harney
Field Captain, Backfield Conductor

Bozeman, MT
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW: Getting to perform the pregame show and knock the socks off the crowd in the stands!
Kanoe Lyons, Field Captain

 

Kanoe Lyons
Field Captain 

Colorado Springs, CO
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Favorite thing about the SotW: The smiles and passion that each band member brings to the program
Silas Andrews, Field Captain

 

Silas Andrews
Field Captain

Great Falls, MT
Physics
Favorite thing about the SotW: New or experienced, members find what they want in this program.

Colorguard

Anna Kristiansen, Colorguard Section Leader

 

Anna Kristiansen
Colorguard Captain

Carbondale, IL
Exercise Science
Favorite thing about the SotW:  The amazing people I get to meet and build relationships with! 
Dana Fry, Colorguard

 

Dana Fry
Colorguard

Crystal Lake, IL
Chemical Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: The people and the wonderful unique energy everyone brings to every show and event is just one reason that the spirit of the west marching band is amazing to be a part of.
Alyssa Anderson, Colorguard

 

Alyssa Anderson
Colorguard

Missoulsa, MT
Sociology with a focus on Criminology
Favorite thing about the SotW: Making such deep connections with people from multiple different backgrounds and experiences

 


Drumline

Patrick White, Drumline Captain

 

Patrick White--Drumline Captain
Snare Drums

Great Falls, MT
Physics Grad
Favorite thing about the SotW: The drums.
Cooper Converse, Tenor Drums

 

Cooper Converse
Tenor Drums

Camas, WA
Music Technology
Favorite thing about the SotW: The energy that we bring day in and day out! 
Genevieve Nelson Bass Drum

 

Genevieve Nelson
Bass Drum

Corvallis, OR
Chemistry
Favorite thing about the SotW: The anticipation right before a performance, and the energy once it begins!
Kaydee Smith, Cymbals

 

Kaydee Smith
Cymbals

Great Falls, MT
Mechanical Engineering, Minors in Aerospace, Materials, and Music
Favorite thing about the SotW: Drumline.

Music Captains

Mary Grothaus, Woodwind Captain

Mary Grothaus
Woodwind Captain 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
Music Education and Music Technology
Favorite thing about the SotW: The Sotw is a group of strong, kind, crazy people who stay positive even when standing in an open field during a blizzard. One of my favorite moments is always our first performance where people start to realize how much work and preparation they have done and how it is paying off. And I obviously love all of the time I get to spend with my section!
Cyrus Spino-Harris, Woodwind Captain

 

Cyrus Spino-Harris
Woodwind Captain

Pendleton, OR
English Writing

Favorite thing about the SotW: My favorite memory has got to be winning against the Griz in 2018! (My very first year!)

Jake Kittleson, Brass Captain

 

Jake Kittleson
Brass Captain

Great Falls, Montana
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW: How much energy the band has.
Cole Orelup, Brass Captain

 

Cole Orelup
Brass Captain

Shepherd, MT
Computer Science
Favorite thing about the SotW: The energy that the band brings is phenomenal!
Noah Zeigler, Brass Captain

 

Noah Zeigler
Brass Captain

East Helena, Montana
Music Technology
Favorite thing about the SotW: We all strive to be the best we can be AND have great fun at the same time!

Woodwind Section Leaders

Nicole Anderson, Piccolo

 

Nicole Anderson
Piccolo 

Belgrade, Montana
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW:  The sense of camaraderie and belonging that I have found with this amazing group. That and the pregame rush.
Baylee Miller, Piccolo

 

Baylee Miller
Piccolo 

Havre, Montana
Biochemistry
Favorite thing about the SotW: The camaraderie and the vim the band brings to every event...I am so excited to get to know the incoming freshman :) 
Ayla Johnson, Clarinet

 

Ayla Johnson
Clarinet

Belgrade, MT
Education and History Teaching
Favorite thing about the SotW: I love the atmosphere of the band and performing shows
Kyra Munson, Clarinet

 

Kyra Munson
Clarinet

Billings, MT
Food and Nutrition
Favorite thing about the SotW: The friendships made and the robust energy and enthusiasm to try new things! 
Bella Currie, Alto Sax

 

Bella Currie
Alto Saxophone

Pittsfield, MA
Pre-Veterinary Science/Sociology
Favorite thing about the SotW: I love that so many people are working together to amplify the game day energy and Bobcat Spirit! 
Lara Weisenburg, Alto Sax

 

Lara Weisenburg
Alto Saxophone

San Rafael, CA
BA Music
Favorite thing about the SotW: I love the positivity and support within the band, and I'm thankful for all of the people I've met and friendships I've made.
Nic Hillard, Tenor Sax

 

Nic Hillard
Tenor Saxophone

Renton, WA
Mechanical Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: The sense of community within the band and the love we get from the entire city.

 

Sage Mcnulty, Tenor Saxophone

 

Sage McNulty
Tenor Saxophone

Pocatello, ID 
Physics Major with Math minor
Favorite thing about the SotW: The people. You come for the music and stay for the people.

Trevyn Olson, Bari Sax

 

Trevyn Olson
Bari Saxophone

Bozeman, MT
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW: The people and the great memories. I give it a 10/10 rating

Brass Section Leaders

Meriwether Schroeer-Smith, Trumpet

 

Meriwether Schroeer-Smith
Trumpet

Helena, MT
Environmental Studies
Favorite thing about the SotW: Playing How the West Was Won for the crowd after games 
Tanner Rubino, Trumpet

 

Tanner Rubino
Trumpet 

Great Falls, MT
Computer Science
Favorite thing about the SotW: When the whole band plays the opening hit of How the West was Won and we hear it ring all across campus 
Suzy Walsh, Mellophone

 

Suzy Walsh
Mellophone

Lakewood, CO
Environmental Biology
Favorite thing about the SotW: I love working closely with other students to perform and represent the school, especially in snowstorms.
Gunter Roylance, Trombone

 

Gunter Roylance
Trombone

Helena, MT
Business Finance
Favorite thing about the SotW: Cat/Griz freshman year in Missoula 
Solomon Dormaier, Trombone

 

Solomon Dormaier
Trombone

Wenatchee, WA
Business Finance
Favorite thing about the SotW:Any memory from the trombone section family is a good one.
Abby Stevenson, Baritone

 

Abby Stevenson
Baritone Membership Assistant

Belgrade, MT
Business Marketting 
Favorite thing about the SotW: Getting in the big van and adventuring to Four Corners to go to the trampoline park together as a section.
Ryan McAlindin, Baritone

 

Ryan McAlindin
Baritone Music Assistant

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Liberal Studies
Favorite thing about the SotW: Performing with a group of people
John Hagman, Sousaphone

 

John Hagman
Sousaphone

Mill Cree, WA
Mechanical Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: When everything clicks. Your section knows the music, the dances, and plays to the fullest. It's the best feeling.
Payton Powell, Sousaphone

 

Payton Powell
Sousaphone

Bozeman, MT
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Favorite thing about the SotW: Being able to make new friends and playing with people who want to be in the band

Band Managers

Jenaya Burns, Manager

 

Jenaya Burns
Manager

Pablo, Montana
B.A. Music / B.S. Psychology
Favorite thing about the SotW: Band burgers and fruit roll ups 😂 oh and the prowl/cadence dance.
Kate Cherry, Manager

 

Kate "Skeletor" Cherry
Manager

Great Falls, MT
Music Technology
Favorite thing about the SotW: The drums.
Tim Doerges, Asst. Manager

 

Tim Doerges
Asst. Manager

Spearfish, SD
Music Technology
Favorite thing about the SotW: The friends that I have made by participating. It’s something that I look forward to every single year