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Directors and Staff


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Dr. Paul W. Popiel
Director of Bands

Dr. Matthew O. Smith
Associate Director of Bands/Director, Marching Jayhawks

Sharon Toulouse
Assistant Director of Bands

Administrative Assistant
Leslie O’Neil

 

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Ben Cooper

Brooke Humfeld

Nora Kanally

Brett Keating

Hilary Lowery

Nick Waldron

 

Colorguard Instructor

Melissa Smith

Tia Derritt-Withers

 

Drumline Instructors

Alex Vallar

 

Drum Majors 2018

Renee Huey

Abbey Sigler

Andre Womack

 

Equipment Managers

Randall Himes

Renee Huey

Matt MacKay

Kayn Milholland

Jose Montoya

 

Uniform Managers

Evan Fruhauf

Marissa Haselhuhn

Sophie Solomonson

 

Librarians

Peyton Kaercher

Rachel Gibbs

Abbey Sigler

 

Kappa Kappa Psi President  

Jessica French

 

Tau Beta Sigma President

Mariah Black


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Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
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KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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