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Congratulations Drum Majors!

posted May 23, 2016, 3:20 AM by Eric Drew
Dear Whalers, 

We had a really strong pool of candidates at Friday night's Drum Major auditions, and I really want to congratulate everyone who auditioned.  The improvement of the band has been really evident over the few months with strong performances, and now some very strong candidates to become drum major next fall.  Every one of you who auditioned should hold your head high and be proud.  You are what makes this Whaler Marching Band great.

I want to be sure to thank everyone who auditioned and all of the judges who participated in the auditions on Friday night.  It was a challenging event for everyone, but a lot of learning occurred and I look forward to all of the learning about conducting and leadership that will come in the next weeks and months.

Unfortunately, we also can't have six drum majors in a band our size, so decisions had to be made.  I am proud to say that we have an excellent drum major team to lead the band on the field this fall, and that those drum majors will be Chelsea Spitz and Mikaeyla Costa.  Congratulations to you both! I look forward to seeing the energy and service that you can bring to our Whaler Marching Band this fall.

Yours in music,
Mr. Eric Drew