Drum Majors

Silas Andrews, Drum Major

 

Silas Andrews

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

 

Frank Harney

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!

Field Captains

Noah LeBlanc, Field Captain

 

Noah LeBlanc
Field Captain

Lakewood, CO
Electrical Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: Getting to jam out and dance when we play pep tunes
Grace Roemig, Field Captain

 

Grace Roemig
Field Captain 

Excelsior, MN
Mechanical Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: All the fun traditions you get to learn and participate in!

Colorguard

Dana Fry, Colorguard

 

Dana Fry
Colorguard Captain

Crystal Lake, IL
Chemical Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: All the wonderful people make the spirit of the west an amazing experience.

 


Drumline

Aria Pratt, Drumline Captain

 

Aria Pratt--Drumline Captain
Snare Drums

Havre, MT
Graphic Design
Favorite thing about the SotW: The Drums
Ben Bruvold, Tenor Drums

 

Ben Bruvold
Tenor Drums

Seattle, WA
Mechancial Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: Drumline
Aurora Duskin, Bass Drum

 

Aurora Duskin
Bass Drum

Wasilla, AK
Comp Sci
Favorite thing about the SotW: Drumline
Anna Kramer, Cymbals

 

Anna Kramer
Cymbals

Colorado Springs, CO
Chemical Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW:Throwing plates with my friends!

Music Captains

Nicole Anderson, Woodwind Captain

Nicole Anderson
Woodwind Captain -- Backfield Conductor

Belgrade, MT
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.
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!)

Seth Norby, Woodwind Captain

 

Seth Norby
Woodwind Captain

Billings, MT
Music Technology

Favorite thing about the SotW: Being a crucial component of the gameday atmosphere.

Jake Kittleson, Brass Captain

 

Jake Kittleson
Brass Captain

Great Falls, Montana
Music B.A.
Favorite thing about the SotW: How much energy the band has.
Sydney Eastwood, Brass Captain

 

Sydney Eastwood
Brass Captain

Belgrade, MT
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW:The support that we bring to the athletic teams through high spirits and good music.
Austin Whisler, Brass Captain

 

Austin Whisler
Brass Captain

Boulder Creek, CA
Music B.A.
Favorite thing about the SotW:The Sound
Noah Zeigler, Brass Captain

 

Noah Zeigler
Backfield 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

Riley Riskin, Piccolo

 

Riley Riskin
Piccolo 

Sammamish, WA
Microbiology (pre-vet track) and Entomology
Favorite thing about the SotW: Games days are my personal favorite. It’s super high energy amongst the band members as well as the crowd. Everyone’s always dancing or cheering. And we get to march and preform our pregame and halftime show which is always a blast.
Kelly Ryan, Piccolo

 

Kelly Ryan
Piccolo 

Silverdale, WA
Political Science
Favorite thing about the SotW: The level of respect and friendship that forms as the season goes on. By the time we all step out onto the field for the first pregame you become basically a on-campus family. There is nothing else really like it!
Amanda Steele, Clarinet

 

Amanda Steele
Clarinet

Billings, MT
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW: The friends I’ve made so far in the band :)
Daela Andersen, Clarinet

 

Daela Andersen
Clarinet

Belgrade, MT
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW: Seeing all the hard work we put into our shows, and watching as it springs to life during the football games.
Bella Currie, Alto Sax

 

Bella Currie
Alto Saxophone

Pittsfield, MA
Pre-Veterinary Science/Sociology
Favorite thing about the SotW: The lasting friendships you make!
Jordan Jensen, Alto Sax

 

Jordan Jensen
Alto Saxophone

Townsend, MT
Biochemistry
Favorite thing about the SotW: Whenever I am with the band, no matter what kind of chaos is permeating through my life, I feel so incredibly happy to just be there. To me, the Spirit of the West is the "Dessert of Life."
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.

 

Taryn Morris, Tenor Saxophone

 

Taryn Morris
Tenor Saxophone

Bozeman, MT 
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW: I love the memories we get to create together as a band, and the dedication to the preformances during games!


Lawrence Dynneson, Bari Sax

 

Lawrence Dynneson
Bari Saxophone

Bozeman, MT
Music B.A.
Favorite thing about the SotW:Nothing like a home game. The atmosphere and the ability to play with this band is a great experience!

Brass Section Leaders

Dani Espiritu, Trumpet

 

Dani Espiritu
Trumpet

Port Orchard, WA
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW: Getting to showcase all of our hard work at every single performance.
Hailey Finch, Trumpet

 

Hailey Finch
Trumpet 

Great Falls, MT
Geology
Favorite thing about the SotW: Performing in the bobcat stadium in front of ~20,000 fans!
Taylor Springer, Trumpet

 

Taylor Springer
Trumpet

Stevensville, MT
Psychology
Favorite thing about the SotW: A ll the amazing experiences that I've made that I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else.
Jaye Griffin, Trombone

 

Jaye Griffin
Mellophone

Amherst, NH
Organismal Biology
Favorite thing about the SotW: Having a group of friends to hang out with outside when it’s -5!
Justin Bursik, Mellophone

 

Justin Bursik
Mellophone

Park City, MT
Civil Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: Playing my heart out alongside people just as weird as I am!
Austin Allderdice, Trombone

 

Austin Allderdice
Trombone

Great Falls, MT
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW:Rooting for the Cats. We love the Cats. Go Cats. CATS.
Anna Harkin Hahn, Trombone

 

Anna Harkin Hahn
Trombone

Bozeman, MT
Geology 
Favorite thing about the SotW: The lifelong friends I’ve made. The people are really what makes the SOTW such an incredible experience.

Ryan McAlindin, Baritone

 

Ryan McAlindin
Baritone

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

 

John Hagman
Sousaphone

Mill Creek, 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.

Band Managers

Tim Doerges, Manager

 

Tim Doerges
Records/Uniform Manager

Spearfish, SD
Music Technology
Favorite thing about the SotW:The friends that have become my family away from home.
Sam Hawkins, Manager

 

Sam Hawkins
Records/Uniform Manager

Humble, TX
Electrical Engineering
Favorite thing about the SotW: Goofing off with my section
Trevyn Olson, Manager

 

Trevyn Olson
Equipment Manager

Bozeman, MT
Music Education
Favorite thing about the SotW: Pumkin Spice and Taylor Springer
Payton Powell, Manager

 

Payton Powell
Equipment Manager

Bozeman, MT
Drafting and CAD Technology
Favorite thing about the SotW: That it isn't working for Pepsi.