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Band Officers and Leadership

band leadership 2016-17











Band Officers:

President:  Devin Stuart, Vice President:  Alex Gotschall, Secretary:  Ellie Pallotta, Social Coordinator:  Shannon Myers, Chaplain:  Austin Thomas, Historian:  Rose Patterson

A Message from the Officers…

The 2016 officers are looking forward to seeing our returning members and wish to welcome all new members to the Pioneer Spirit Marching Band. We are excited to work and fellowship with each and every one of you as we all come together to use our God-given talents. As a unit we will glorify God and put on a spectacular show for the Malone and Canton communities as The Pride of Malone while we cheer on our Pioneers. Things are shaping up for an exciting year with great opportunities to reach new heights musically and professionally. From inspired devotions to new social activities, the PSMB will continue to grow as a family while building on the Malone University band tradition and making glorious music. Through our faith and our artistic gifts, we will proudly display Malone University’s motto – Christ’s Kingdom First.


Field Commander:

malone university - field commander Charley Garwood is a senior Communication Arts major from Plain City, Ohio with a concentration in Film, Media, and Theatre and a minor in History. He has been an active member of the Pioneer Spirit Marching Band as well as the university symphonic band and jazz ensemble during his time at Malone. He has served as chaplain, vice president, and historian for the band as well as the media editor for the Aviso and as president of the MU chess club. Charley is excited for a great year with the PSMB and a chance to lead such a talented group of musicians.


Section Captains:

Drumline:  Kayla Williams
Front Ensemble:  Christina Stump
Color Guard:  Deanna Maggio


Field Squad Leaders:

Flutes: Ellie Pallotta;  Clarinets: Alex Gotschall & Megan Walker;  Altos/Mellos: Audra Sharp;  Trumpets: Danae Riffle;  Low Brass: Danielle Waibel;  Snares, Cymbals, Tenors: Kayla Williams;  Bass Drums: Teddy Pavlantos


"Behind the Scenes" Leaders

Assistant/Librarian  Josh Loar
Equipment Manager:  Teddy Pavlantos
Uniform Managers:  Alex Gotschall & Abbie Hughes