Student Leader

The band staff would like to commend ALL the students who applied for leadership positions. The pool of applicants was of very high quality, making it quite difficult to make final choices. 
 
As spring trip refund info has just been made available and trip accounts have just now been updated, we realize that some time is needed to rectify trip accounts. If trip accounts are not taken care of in an appropriate amount of time, it may be necessary to replace a student leader position. 
 
The following students have been selected as Section Leaders for the 2020-2021 school year.
Flute - Alexis Gibson
Clarinet - Amelia Lollis
Bass Clarinet - Dylan Borchert
Saxophone - Ben Brown
Trumpet - Oliver Robinson
Mellophone - Rori Johnson
Trombone - Luke Church
Baritone - Grant Adamson
Tuba - Kelsey Clark
Battery - Carter Vash
Front Ensemble - Ian Hetherington
Color Guard - Abigail Emerson
 
The following students have been selected as Student Leaders for the 2020-2021 school year.
Flute - Lauren Choate, April Garcia
Clarinet - Steven Nguyen, Tania Zavaleta
Saxophone - Greydon Baker
Trumpet - Shea Adolph, Justin Jankowski
Mellophone - Andrew Bennett
Trombone - Micah Miles
Baritone - Max Zamudio
Tuba - Quentin Koeninger
Color Guard - Courtney Crabtree, Chloe Lepak, Ellie Sims, Kami Thompson
 
Congratulations to these students for this accomplishment. 
 
 
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Applications are now being accepted for Trojan Pride Student Leaders. Student Leader positions are open to band members who are going to be a junior or senior for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

Expectations:

  1. Student leadership is a volunteer service position. By applying, students are indicating that they want to serve and help meet the needs of the band beyond marching and playing. A strong desire for the band to improve and succeed is essential. The core concept is that the experience of service benefits both the individual and the band.
  2. Student leaders are to lead by example – that is to model ideal behavior, performance, peer relations, and attitude throughout the season both in and out of rehearsal.
  3. Student leaders have no disciplinary authority beyond that of any other students.
  4. Student leaders can be relieved of their duties if they fail in these regards.

 

Process:

The application process has been slightly adjusted to adapt for the accomodations set in place for the 2020 spring semester. First, a service project is not required for the application. Second, with school ending sooner, the timeline is shorter than usual. Make sure to get an early start so that the application can be submitted on time. 

  1. Submission of application. Applications are due by Monday, April 20th. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered. Application includes:
  • Resume that highlights leadership roles and experiences.
  • A one-page essay listing greatest personal strengths and areas in which the student leadership team could improve (and how you would improve them).
  • A written record (questions and answers) of two formal interviews with reputable band alumni, school faculty, a reputable adult in leadership position, or school administrator. Interviews should include their views on leadership, what you learned from the interview, and how their view is different than yours.
  1. Candidates for student leader positions are selected at the conclusion of drum major auditions (tentatively set for Monday, May 20th) and announced by May 4th or 5th. Candidates will perform student leader duties throughout the summer and during pre-band.
  2. Final selection of student leaders, if necessary, will be chosen at the conclusion of pre-band.

 

Student Leader Application
To go to the Drum Major page, click HERE