Band Staff


Color Guard Instructor

Photo of Amber SmithAmber Smith

Amber Smith started her color guard career during high school and after graduating she continued building her talents by competing for four seasons with Carolina Visual Productions Winterguard. Following her age-out year of Independent A Class, Amber went on to spin with First Flight Independent World Winterguard for two seasons. During those two summers, she also performed with DCA’s Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps and for two years Amber was a member of the Marching Tarheels at UNC-Chapel Hill. Accomplishments include: WGI Independent A Finalist, two-time WGI Independent World Finalist, DCA Class A Champion with two-time Best Color guard. Amber currently helps instruct Carolina Visual Productions Winterguard, the Elon marching band’s color guard, and works as a Registered Nurse.

Percussion Instructors

Alex Richards

Issac Pyatt





Dr. Stephen Futrell                 Announcer

Mr. Rick Earl                          Electronics/Photographer

Mrs. Kimberly Rippy               Music Department Administrative Assistant

Mr. Tim Wood                        Volunteer Staff

Mr. Greg Piel                          Volunteer Staff

Mr. Michael Smith                   Volunteer Staff

Student Leadership

Drum Major                                   Kate Rivera, Sydnie Guns

Woodwind Captain                          Alana Driver

Brass Captain                                 Thomas DeVoe

Percussion Co-Captain                    Ryan Gibbons, Tess Trayner

Color Guard Captain                       Zoe Myers, Izzy Bennett

Piccolo Section Leader                    Lucia Plaza Gasalla

Clarinet Section Leader                   Eli Orkin

Saxophone Section Leader              Ryan Merrigan

Mellophone Section Leader              Thomas DeVoe

Trumpet Section Leader                  Raegan Baute

Trombone Section Leader                Lex Francis

Euphonium Section Leader              Colin Blount

Tuba Section Leader                       Ashley Morales

Percussion Flats – Section Leader     Tess Trayner

Bass Drum Section Leader              Jeanne Blau

Front Ensemble Section Leader       Faith Almond – Piano, Joey Krucke – Mallets


Elon Band Assistant                        J’Lynn Poplin  Cayden Williamson

Social Media Chair                          Kiera Wenzel

Social Media Committee                  Chloe Hyatt, Hunter Patterson

Student Relations Chair                   Ela Pease

Student Relations Committee           Xander Fignar, Alli Brandon

Uniform Chair                                 Brie Melchor

Uniform Committee                         Conter Cornwell, Lex Francis, Leah Funchess

Librarian Chair                                Brooke Frizzle

Librarian Committee                        Isabelle English, Astrid Hughes

Props Chair                                     Mason Cappelletty

Props Committee                             Chloe Capitanio, Tyler Craig, Aidan Spoerndle, Elizabeth Reynolds