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November 14, 2003

Purdue marching band drum majors, section leaders named

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Several new drum majors and section leaders have been taking on extra responsibility for the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band this fall.

Drum majors Danielle Donovan of Dwight, Ill., and Bob Shriner of Mishawaka, Ind., lead the band. David Leppla, director of bands, selected them from 12 candidates who tried out for the leadership positions.

Drum majors serve both ceremonial and practical leadership roles with the band. With their tall bear hats and maces, they lead the way when the band enters Ross-Ade Stadium and in parade appearances. They conduct all the tunes the band plays in the Ross-Ade stands and plan songs and cheers. Away from Ross-Ade and during rehearsals, they continue to serve a leadership role by helping the directors with a variety of details involved in creating new shows for every home football game.

Assisting the drum majors in 2003-04 are various student leaders, selected through interviews and marching auditions for the following positions:

Sorted by Name, City, State.


GENZ, Erin SR Physics Section Leader Clarinet Colorado Springs CO 80919

HILEMAN, Katie SR Nuclear Engr. Section Leader Baritones Avon Park FL 33826

RICE, Bradley SR History Assistant Clarinet Arlington Heights IL 60004

HAFKEY, Stacey SR Nursing Section Leader Piccolo Des Plaines IL 60016

DANGLER, Jason SR Management/Accounting Rank Leader Clarinet Naperville IL 60564

MURPHY, Kevin SR Electrical and Computer Engr. Clothing Office Naperville IL 60540

ANDERSON, Carly SR Aviation Tech. Section Leader Tenor Saxophones Rockford IL 61108

GRZYWA, Emilie JR Chem. Engr. Supply Office Seneca IL 61341

PUTZ, Daniel JR Management Section Leader/Tenor Segment Leader Percussion St. Charles IL 60174

MEYER, Andy SR Construction Engr. Operations Office Fort Wayne IN 46835

TAGTMEYER, Sarah SOPH Telecommunications Goldusters Fort Wayne IN 46835

BARNHOUSE, Jonathan SOPH Computer Sci. Webmaster Indianapolis IN 46234

BLEDSOE, Kristin JR Ecology, Evolutionary and Population Biology Assistant Piccolo Indianapolis IN 46227

CHASE, Erin SR Biology Cymbal Section Leader Percussion Indianapolis IN 46260

FLUITT, Johnathan JR History Snare Segment Leader Percussion Indianapolis IN 46226

CAMPBELL, Daniel SOPH Engineering Rank Leader Trombones Mishawaka IN 46545

CAMPBELL, Jennifer SR Pharmacy Section Leader Tubas Mishawaka IN 46545

CAMPBELL, Jenny SR Pharmacy Records & Recruitment Office Mishawaka IN 46545

EPMEIER, Carrie SR Interior Design Flag Corps. Newburgh IN 47630

SONNENBURG, David SOPH Electrical Engr. Assistant Trombones Osceola IN 46561

SIEGFRED, Anthony JR Electrical Engr. Rank Leader Trumpet Peru IN 46970

NIGH, Carmen SR Ag. Econ. Section Leader Horns Shelbyville IN 46167

COROS, Lauren SR Secondary English Ed. Goldusters Valparaiso IN 46383

BRAMLAGE, Matt SR Mechanical Engr. Section Leader Trumpet Lexington KY 40513

TURKSTRA, Jeff JR Computer Engr. Assistant Alto Saxophone Grand Haven MI 49417

FARTHING, Evan SR Computer Sci. Section Leader Alto Saxophone Alliance OH 44601

CURTIS, Dan SR Electrical Engr. Bass Segment leader Percussion Canton OH 44646

LOEWENSTINE, Chad SR Electrical and Computer Engr Assistant Trumpet Cincinnati OH 45238

TWINING, Duane SR Nuclear Engr. Section Leader Trombones Elyria OH 44035

HOLLAND, Dwayne SR Industrial Engr. Rank Trumpet Kettering OH 45420

SHEARER, Jonathan JR Aeronautics and Astronautics Rank Leader Trumpet Strongsville OH 44149

DUPLAGA, Leslie SR Chemistry Library Office Valley City OH 44280

THOMAS, Steven SR Computer Integrated Manufacturing Tech. BBD Captain Wadsworth OH 44281

LAWRENCE, Alison SR Elementary Ed. Assistant Tubas Wyomissing PA 19610

REXEISEN, Jon JR Comp. Engineering Assistant Horns Fort Mill SC 29708

McMANUS, Christopher JR Industrial Engr. Rank Leader Trumpet Auburn WA 98002

ANSFIELD, Erin SR Management Twirlers Oshkosh WI 54904


Writer: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704,

Source: Kathy Matter, Purdue Bands public relations director, (765) 496-6785,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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