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Name Board Position Contact
Ethan Lauer Head Drum Major drummajors@wpi.edu
Sunny Shaidani Assistant Drum Major drummajors@wpi.edu
Everest Peacock President pep-president@wpi.edu
Matthew Bisson Vice President pep-vp@wpi.edu
Chris Rene Treasurer pep-treasurer@wpi.edu
Renee Dorer Membership Coordinator pep-mc@wpi.edu
Andrew Moore Secretary pep-secretary@wpi.edu
Ally Robatzek Color Guard Captain pep-guardcaptain@wpi.edu

Meet the Officer Board

Name: Everest Peacock

Major: Chemical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

Class year: 2020

Position: President

Section/instrument: Low Brass (sousaphone/baritone)

Favorite color: Green

Favorite tree: Ginkgo (Because evolution suggests that they shouldn’t still exist, yet they’re still sticking it out)

What was your favorite WPI memory? -At the end of winter break last year when a bunch of people from my floor made a giant blanket fort in my room -Dumb shenanigans with the low brass section during/after rehearsal (Christmas is in October, and again in November, right?)

What’s a fun fact about you? Backpacking is one of my favorite activities! I’ve hiked through the White Mountains more times than I’d like to admit, including a trail run up Mt. Washington (1 hr 55 min from base to summit), and hiked the Grand Canyon rim-rim-rim.

What other organizations are you involved in? Concert band, plus spending a fair amount of time in the machine shops

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? Chili pepper! I’m small, always chilly, and tend to use a lot of spice in my cooking.

Anything else? The dog’s name is Levi, I bring him on adventures hiking and trail running!

Name: Renee Dorer

Major: Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (With a concentration in Biomechanics)

Class year: 2020

Position: Membership Coordinator

Section/instrument: Clarinet

Favorite color: Teal

Favorite tree: Magnolia

What was your favorite WPI memory? Probably the time the pep band chipped in and got Ethan a dinosaur suit. And then he proceeded to make an entrance to “Eye of the Tiger” while wearing it.

What’s a fun fact about you? I was a gymnast prior to doing marching band and can still do backflips! Everest and I were actually at the same cello recital before coming to WPI! And we didn’t find out about it until six months later…

What other organizations are you involved in? I’m actively involved in Greek Life! I also dabble in robotics research on the side.

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? Jalapeno, because I’m short and sassy!

Anything else? Hi Mom! Everest do you want to go to Home Depot with me?

Name: Chris Rene

Major: Mechanical Engineering, Concentration in System Design, Minors in Music and Material Science

Class year: 2020 (unlike my vision 😞)

Position: Treasurer

Section/instrument: Low Brass (trombone, tenor saxophone, sousaphone, etc.)

Favorite color: Gold

Favorite tree: Maple (because maple syrup. Reminds me of the homeland)

What was your favorite WPI memory? Honestly, last year’s Band Camp. Loved getting to know everyone and meeting new people.

What’s a fun fact about you? Did competitive target shooting for a number of years and have played at Carnegie Hall in NYC twice.

What other organizations are you involved in? Brass Ensemble, Concert Band, Orchestra, Student Rock Association

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? Jalapeno, just enough kick, but generally accepted as a “good pepper”.

Anything else? Have you heard Rolling Thunder Ethan?

Name: Ethan Lauer

Major: Robotics

Class year: 2020

Position: Head Drum Major

Section/instrument: Hands (formerly Mellophone)

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite tree: The Whomping Willow

What was your favorite WPI memory? All of my favorite WPI memories are band related whether it is playing and conducting Impression for the umpteenth time while standing on a chair or when the Band surprised me with an inflatable T-Rex costume. One of my favorite non-Band WPI memories is when the dining hall that was having a Harry Potter themed dinner and there were people waiting several hours outside just to get a free Harry Potter t-shirt. Only at WPI, everyone is that nerdy and respect each other for their nerdyness.

What’s a fun fact about you? I know something you don’t know…..I am not left-handed.

What other organizations are you involved in? Pep is life.

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? A Jalapeño, because I am short, hot and spicy.

Anything else? Not at this time. You will find out eventually if you join the Band.

Name: Sawnaz “Sunny” Shaidani

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Class year: 2021

Position: Assistant Drum Major

Section/instrument: Clarinet

Favorite color: Green

Favorite tree: Whomping Willow

What was your favorite WPI memory? My favorite WPI memory was doing the night campus tour with my section after band camp ended.

What’s a fun fact about you? I am trilingual!

What other organizations are you involved in? I am a Research Assistant at the Stem Education Center, and I am also in Concert Band.

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? If I were a pepper, I would be a chili pepper because I am always cold, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are my favorite band!

Name: Matthew Bisson

Major: Mechanical engineering (Probably)

Class year: 2021

Position: Vice President

Section/instrument: Drumline (BESTLINE)

Favorite color: Orange and Blue

Favorite tree: The Feature Tree in solid works

What was your favorite WPI memory? My favorite WPI memory so far is definitely getting up at 3AM to get on the bus for the Bachelor trip! Nothing bonds a group like getting up hours before the sunset to go and play for an international television show!

What’s a fun fact about you? I like to do dangerous things like Skydiving, or Sledding Down Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mount Washington in -50 degree weather!

What other organizations are you involved in? I work at FIRST competitions and I am involved with the Combat Robotics team

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? I would be Sergeant Pepper, because I have always wanted a Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Anything else? Does Bass 5 count as a Sonic Weapon under the Geneva Convention?

Name: Andrew Moore

Major: ECE

Class year: 2020

Position: Secretary

Section/instrument: Drumline

Favorite color: Cyan

Favorite tree: An AVL Tree

What was your favorite WPI memory? Finding a huge (60 lbs) CRT at the e-Waste drive last D term, and helping Lorenzo haul it down the hill to Institute. The TV is in still in our apartment.

What’s a fun fact about you? I’m from Hawaii. Enough said.

What other organizations are you involved in? Concert Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? Bell pepper because I can’t handle spice at all

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