Fall Steps In With CMU Marching Band

Full season of performances planned

August 28, 2017

CMU Marching BandClasses have started and autumn is nearing. That can only mean one thing – The Sound of Central Marching Eagle Band is getting back to work.

As in other years, the Central Methodist University marching band has a full season of activities planned. Beginning with the first home football game (Saturday, Aug. 26), the band is scheduled to perform for home games on Saturdays Sept. 9 (game time 1 p.m.), Sept. 30 (which is Family Day, game time 11 a.m.), Oct. 14 (Homecoming, with the game at 1 p.m.), Nov. 4 (game time 1 p.m.), and Nov. 11 (Senior Day, game time noon).

The band is made up of 71 students this year, considerably larger than last year’s band. It is conducted by (Roy) Skip Vandelicht, a CMU alumnus from 1977, who took over the band fulltime in 2008 after he retired from more than 30 years of teaching music in the Fayette School District. He is currently associate professor of music and director of bands at CMU.

In addition to half-time performances, the CMU band performs at a variety of pep rallies and other special events, in the Homecoming Parade and, along with the full CMU Swinney Conservatory of Music, runs the Oct. 7 CMU Band Day.

After the marching season is over, most of the students remain with the band as part of the Concert Band, which gives its first performance of the year on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.

The 2017 Sound of Central Marching Eagle Band includes:

Kaitlin Anderson, a freshman music education major from Boonville; Michael Arnold, a junior music education major from Marceline; John Alexander Autry, a freshman music education major from Norborne; Dakota Bartel, a junior music major from Yorktown, Va.; Josiah Beckett, a freshman religion and church leadership major from Salem;

Bryan Berliner, a sophomore music education major from Hermann; Susan Bishop, a senior music education major from Fayette; Ki-Jana Blount, a senior criminal justice major from Saint Robert; Audrey Brandon, a freshman psychology major from Moberly; Kelly Briggs, a freshman music education major from Eagleville;

Michael Brown, a freshman music education major from O’Fallon; Stephen Carrillo, a freshman undeclared major from Marshall; Matthew Christal, a junior music education major from Boonville; Kendall Coffelt, a sophomore criminal justice major from Rocheport; Joel Concannon, a freshman undeclared major from Boonville;

Gannon Craig, a senior music education major from Salem; Libby Cueni-Smith, a freshman music education major from Chillicothe; Kevin Curry, a freshman music education major from Salisbury; Rebecca Dey, a junior music education major from Boonville; Marissa Dickman, a freshman music education major from Maryland Heights;

Rachel Dorman, a junior biology major from Jefferson City; Spencer Dry, a freshman music major from Benton City; Jordan Fallis, a sophomore music education major from Moberly; Quiz Falls, a sophomore music education major from Marshall; Alec Fields, a freshman music education major from Fulton;

Josh Goggin, a senior music education major from Saint Louis; Hannah Guilford, a sophomore music education major from Sturgeon; Tiffany Hankins, a senior music education major from Clifton Hill; Allison Heckman, a sophomore biology major from Mexico; Kevin Helmerichs, a senior music education major from Lake Ozark;

John Hennessy, a junior political science major from Independence; Christopher Hoel, a freshman criminal justice major from Hawk Point; Austin Holcomb, a freshman undeclared major from Fulton; Blake Huggins, a sophomore biology major from Boonville; Rowan Hynick, a junior music education major from Marshall; Katherine Ince, a freshman early childhood major from Labadie;

Marchya Jackson, a freshman music education major; Anna Jingst, a freshman pre-health major from Centralia; Matthew Johnson, a senior music education major from Pacific; Jacie Jones, a freshman biology major from Troy; Amy Keene, a senior music major from Fulton; Crystal Kimmi, a sophomore music education major from Stockton;

Cheyenne Knecht, a junior criminal justice major from Lawson; Tiffani Knecht, a junior criminal justice major from Lawson; Amanda Lewis, a freshman music education major from Palmyra; Michaela Lewis, a senior music education major from Harrisburg; Curtis Lierheimer, a senior music education major from Mexico;

Ethan Mann, a senior music education major from Pacific; Desirae Martin, a freshman undeclared major from Hallsville; Josh Miller, a senior music education major from Waynesville; Sam Million, a junior music education major from Saint Louis; Nicole Milovich, a junior music major from Catawissa;

Keyanna Mock, a freshman music education major from Waynesville; Cassidy Pachner, a freshman elementary education major from Monett; Kyler Perry, a junior chemistry major from Moberly; Samantha Reid, a freshman music education major from Holt;

Chance Roberts, a freshman music education major from Fayette; Taylor Rouse, a senior music major from Columbia; Abbey Ruggles, a sophomore music education major from Fayette; Bob Schaefer, a freshman computer science major from Macon; Samantha Shively, a senior music education major from Hunnewell;

Turner Smith, a freshman music education major from Centralia; Abbey Sorrell, a freshman chemistry major from Columbia; Josh Stettes, a sophomore music education major from Pacific; Shad Stith, a sophomore interdisciplinary studies major from Huntsville; Brandon Tomlin, a freshman business major from Carrollton; Nicholas Vick, a freshman music education major from Columbia;

Duane Watson, a junior music education major from Dixon; Brendan Wiesehan, a junior music education major from Villa Ridge; Michael Williams, a senior music education major from Knob Noster; and Kelsey Wolfmeier, a freshman music major from Columbia.