Office Descriptions


To get a better sense about an office, email the current and past office holders. Many of the past office holders have graduated.  Please email the current Alumni Coordinator (Douglas Chin '21).  Anyone can run for any office, with three exceptions: President, Drum Major, Head Manager, and Student Conductor must have been band members for at least one full year (sorry, freshmen).

President: Responsible for communicating with the grown-ups of the world on behalf of the band (Princeton’s Administration, Athletics, Law Enforcement,etc).  In charge of setting budget, schedule, the band t-shirt, and recruitment plan.  Manages the officer corps and appoints Webmasters.  Sends a lot of emails and takes care of the stands and chairs for rehearsal.

Current Office Holder: Rachel Lee '21 Past Office Holders: Kyle Groves ’19, Paloma Aguas ’18, Leea Driskell ’17, Riley Fitzgerald ’16, Tyler Davis ’15

Drum Major: Responsible for the creation and execution of field shows. Schedules all gigs, athletic and non-athletic, especially Reunions. Appoints Announcer.  Also in charge of band intramurals. Dances like a fool in front of the band.

Current Office Holder: Chloe Holland '22 Past Office Holders: Destiny Eisenhour ’20, Zhi-Shui Hsu ’18, Kyle Goldman ’19, Brent Read ’16, Mary Gilstad ’15

Head Manager: Responsible for food, uniforms, lodging and transportation of the band. Communicates with other schools’ bands and coordinates hosting them.

Current Office Holder: Sarah Elkordy '21 Past Office Holders: McGinnis Miller ’20, Lucinda Pastora ’18, Eli Tettlebach ’18, Andra Bailard ’16, Alice Kroutikova ’15

Treasurer: Sets budget and keeps track of band expenditures.  Is in charge for the one weekend that the previous three officers are away.

Current Office Holder: Nathaniel Hontz '21 Past Office Holders: Roland Fong ’19, Adam Kochanowicz ’19, Erika Davidoff ’17, Angela Xu ’17, Alex Smith ’15

Conductor: Musical director of band.  Runs rehearsals, manages the repertoire and waves arms around.

Current Office Holder: Conor Rachlin '21 Past Office Holders: Alex Cox ’20, Kyle Groves ’19, Michael Torre III ’17, Daniel Gift ’17, Riley Fitzgerald ’16

Drill Master: Akin to section leader.  Responsible for throwing parties, section bonding and sectionals.  Manages purchase of instruments and supplies, as well as instrument upkeep.  Makes sure the instruments are where they’re supposed to be.  Takes attendance and sends out weekly SCHEDULE emails.  There are 4 of them.

Current Office Holders: Shir Kalati ’21, Calla Schultz '22, Chloe Holland '22, SJ Slutzky ’22 Past Office Holders: Rachel Lee ’21, Sarah Elkordy ’21, Soon-il Higashino ’20, Abelardo Cruz ’20, Roland Fong ’19, Rachel Coe-Scharff ’19, John Rios ’18, Kayli Marshall 19, Zhi-Shui Hsu ’18, Ethan Gordon ’17, Kyle Groves ’19, Danielle Coates ’18, Kyle Goldman ’19, Leea Driskell ’17, Tom Robbins ’18, Paloma Aguas ’18

Librarian: Manages music inventory and prepares sheet music for rehearsals.  Gets yelled at and likes it. There are two of them.

Current Office Holders: Thomas Hontz '22, Scarlett McNulty '22 Past Office Holders: Shir Kalati ’21, Nathaniel Hontz ’21, Alex Cox ’20, Destiny Eisenhour ’20, Kayli Marshall ’19, Noah Hastings ’19, Eli Tettlebach ’18, Lena Dubitsky ’18, Daniel Gift ’17, Rachel Marek ’17

Alumni Coordinator: Updates blog and sends email updates to alumni.  Coordinates them when they come to gigs.  Assists other officers in their crazy projects.  Manages the Band Reunions tent.

Current Office Holder: Douglas Chin '21 Past Office Holders: Rachel Coe-Scharff ’19, Eli Tettlebach ’18, Daniel Gift ’17, Lucinda Pastora ’18, Andra Bailard ’16