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Name Board Position Contact
Ethan Lauer Head Drum Major ealauer@wpi.edu
Matt Nicastro Assistant Drum Major mjnicastro@wpi.edu
Matthew Bisson President mcbisson@wpi.edu
Ally Robatzek Vice President alrobatzek@wpi.edu
Madelyn Uryase Treasurer mruryase@wpi.edu
Chloe Melville Membership Coordinator cemelville@wpi.edu
Mary LePage Secretary mslepage@wpi.edu

Meet the Officer Board

Name: Ethan Lauer

Major: Robotics Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering Minor

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? Clarification: Don’t let the picture fool you. I am actually a die hard gryffindor and Yankees fan. The picture was for Opposite Day.

Name: Matt Nicastro

Major: Mechanincal Engineering

Class year: 2022

Position: Assistant Drum Major

Section/instrument: Hands (formerly Baritone)

Favorite color: Green

Favorite tree: Aspen trees because of the way that they are.

What was your favorite WPI memory? Snowball fights outside of Alden after practice.

What’s a fun fact about you? I like doing American Ninja Warrior training stuff and I can do a 16 foot warped wall.

What other organizations are you involved in? Concert band and brass ensemble.

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? Peppermint because I don’t like actual peppers.

Anything Else? Double bell euphoniums are cool!

Name: Matthew Bisson

Major: Mechanical engineering (Probably)

Class year: 2021

Position: 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: Chloe Melville

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class year: 2021

Position: Membership Coordinator

Section/instrument: Clarinet

Favorite color: The rainbow!

Favorite tree: Weeping Willow

What was your favorite WPI memory? Getting to Alden at 3am for the Bachelor and finding Dan Corwin with a giant teddy bear that I ended up sitting with on the ride up to middle of nowhere Vermont.

What’s a fun fact about you? I have traveled to six foreign countries thus far, the most recent being Iceland! Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, especially when I get to explore a new country!

What other organizations are you involved in? Orchestra, Masque, occasionally VOX (I play in the pit), APO, and ME1800 PLA-ing.

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? I would be mini red bell pepper because I enjoy smol things, I’m more sweet than spicy, and I grow them in my garden back home.

Anything else? I have a cockapoo pupper named Hazel!

Name: Madelyn (Maddie) Uryase

Major: Architectural Engineering

Class year: 2022

Position: Treasurer

Section/instrument: Low Brass

Favorite color: Ravenclaw Blue

Favorite tree: The Truffula Tree

What was your favorite WPI memory? Having snowball fights outside of Alden after rehearsal

What’s a fun fact about you? I have seen Yo Yo Ma perform Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” with the Boston Symphony Orchestra!

What other organizations are you involved in? Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? Bell Pepper (I can’t eat anything remotely spicy)

Anything else? Crazy socks are the best socks. Prove me wrong.

Name: Mary LePage

Major: Civil Engineering

Class year: 2022

Position: Secretary

Section/instrument: Low Brass/Tenor Sax

Favorite color: Whatever cool color I saw last

Favorite tree: Maple

What was your favorite WPI memory? Just being here every day and being surrounded by awesome people all the time.

What’s a fun fact about you? I played flute in high school and didn’t pick up the tenor sax until the summer before my freshman year here. Freshman band camp was also “learn how to play saxophone week”.

What other organizations are you involved in? Student Alumni Society.

If you were any kind of pepper what kind would you be and why? Yellow bell pepper because it’s my favorite kind of pepper and I strive to be the best I can be.

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