Jen is a junior Music Education major. She was a piccolo player in the marching band in 2011, and this is her second year serving as Drum Major. She is from Peru, Illinois and graduated from LaSalle-Peru Township High School. In her spare time, she loves to read, listen to music and watch movies.
Chrissy Harmon is a junior Music Education major with an in clarinet. She comes from Decatur, Illinois. She is involved with Kappa Kappa Psi, Clarinet Choir and Student Government. This is Chrissy's second year with the Panther Marching Band and her first year as Drum Major! She enjoys reading, singing, playing her clarinet, and spends the rest of her time being a Cubs Fan!
Alex is a junior Music Education major with an emphasis in flute. He is a graduate of West Aurora High School in Aurora, Illinois, where he was the drum major. This is his third year with the Panther Marching Band and first year being a Drum Major. In his spare time he likes to watch the Boston Red Sox play baseball as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers play football.
One of the Piccolo Section Leaders for the year is Teresa Richard. She is a Music Education Major coming from Glen Carbon, Illinois. She loves the sense of family in the ensemble and the feeling of accomplishment when the PMB puts on a great performance. Teresa is also slightly obsessed with Disney Princesses.
Stephanie is a sophomore Music Education student from Centrailia, IL. She enjoys the week of band camp that provides the opportunity to meet new friends and see old one. She is a MAJOR Taylor Swift fanatic!
Jaymee is a 4th year Music Education major with an emphasis in clarinet. She is originally from Cissna Park, IL where she graduated from Cissna Park High School. This is her 3rd year in the Panther Marching Band and 2nd year as clarinet section leader. She enjoys singing, watching football, eating, laughing, making friends and da Bears!
Brittany is a junior Music Education major from Litchfield, IL. This will be her 3rd year in PMB, and enjoys the family aspect of the ensemble. She enjoys the show "Big Bang Theory" and owns every season and lots of BBT merchandise. BAZINGA!
Matt Parker is a Music Education from Aurora, IL. His favorite thing about PMB is playing fun music and making new friendships. He is marching with The Cavaliers in 2013 and the biggest pokemon nerd you'll ever meet.
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Ashley is a junior Music Education major from Winnegago, IL. This will be her third year in marching band and in the sousaphone section. Ashley is also a member of the EIU Concert Band. She loves to read in her spare time, as well as taking long relaxing walks in the dark.
Matt is a junior Music Education major with a percussion emphasis. He was born in North Dakota but moved to Southern Illinois around the age of ten. He also started drumming that year and hasn't stopped since. He graduated from Highland High School in 2010 and had his sights set on Eastern, specifically on the Panther Marching Band and is very excited about the 2012 season. Outside of marching band, Matt is very active in the Percussion Ensemble and Wind Symphony. Matt was very athletic in high school and he says that he is the biggest St. Louis Blues fan on the marching band field.
Cheyenne is a junior Music Education major from Effingham, IL. She takes delight in the student energy and pride in the Panther Marching Band, as well as the fun the ensemble has. She grew up on 80's hair metal.
From Bethalto, IL, Ellen is a senior majoring in Career in Technical Education. This will be her 3nd year as a member of the Panther Marching Band and her 6th year spinning with a color guard. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Eta Delta chapter at Eastern. She speaks fluently in movie quotes and is looking forward to seeing everyone in the coming season!
Vanessa Killian is a Junior Kinesiology major. This is her third year in PMB and seventh year marching colorguard. She in the honors fraternity Phi Alpha Epsilon and the social sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha. Vanessa am also a Fitness Instructor at the student REC leading classes such as belly dancing and advanced abs. She looks forward to another great year in the PMB!