D-Row: The Drum Major Training Squad

Images The Drum Major Squad, known to the band as D-row, was formed in 1979 to assist in the proper training of potential Drum Majors, particularly due to the unique style and demands of the position. Any student may audition for a position on the Drum Major Squad during Fall Tryouts, during the same week the OSUMB Band is selected. Those selected for the Squad, work as understudies to the Drum Major during the marching season to learn the intricacies of the position and the skills necessary to be an effective drum major.

Eligibility: An individual may be selected to the Drum Major Training Squad for a maximum of two years. Once he or she has served one year of the squad a person is then eligible to participate in drum major tryouts at any point during his or her tenure as a student at Ohio State. There is no limit to the number of times a person may tryout for the position of Drum Major. However, Drum Majors are bound by the same five-year membership limit, as are all other band members, with membership in the Drum Major Squad included in this limit.

 

If you think you might have what it takes to be Drum Major for The Ohio State Marching Band, or would like to learn more information about becoming a part of D-Row contact us.


2014 D-Row

Drum Major: David Pettit
Asst. DM: Nathan MacMaster
D-Row: Row to be announced in August 2014

2013 D-Row

Drum Major: Kyle West
Asst. DM: David Pettit, Nathan MacMaster*
D-Row: Cole McDonough, Kyle Gangidine-Daley

*David Pettit acted as Head Drum Major for four games in the 2013 season and Nate MacMaster filled in as Assistant Drum Major during this time. Nate remained a back-up Assistant Drum Major for the remainder of the season.


2012 D-Row

Drum Major: Kyle West
Asst. DM: David Pettit
D-Row: Cole McDonough, Kyle Gangidine-Daley, Ricky Williams

 

Past Drum Major Training Squads

2011
Drum Major: Jason Stuckert
Asst. DM: Kyle West
D-Row: Kishan Patel, JD Johnson, Nate MacMaster, David Petitt, Josh Robinson, and Shawn Wiler-Martin

2010
Drum Major: Jason Stuckert
Asst. DM: Matt Berndsen
D-Row: Shayna Half, JD Johnson, Nate MacMaster, David Petitt, Josh Robinson, and Shawn Wiler-Martin

2009
Drum Major: Josh Halter
Asst. DM: Matt Berndsen
D-Row: Everett Bingham, Claudia Dome, Steven Kerchmer, Josh Searcy, Jason Stuckert, Kyle West

2008
Drum Major: Josh Halter
Asst. DM: Sam Heinhold
D-Row: Matt Berndsen, Everett Bingham, Russell Lindsay, Josh Searcy

2007
Drum Major: Stew Kitchen
Asst. DM: Josh Halter
D-Row: Sam Heinold, Nick Frye, Matt Berndsen

2006
Drum Major: Stew Kitchen
Asst. DM: Dan Nash
D-Row: Josh Halter, Henry Golatt, Sam Heinold

2005
Drum Major: Alex Neffenger
Asst. DM: Dan Nash
D-row: Stew Kitchen

2004
Drum Major: Eric Sommer
Asst. DM: Alex Neffenger
D-row: Stephen Sollars

2003
Drum Major: Kathryn Mitchell

Asst. DM: Alex Neffenger
D-row: Dan Nash, Michelle Cundari, Joe Rice

2002
Drum Major: Adam Prescott
Asst . DM: Kathryn Mitchell
D-row: Dan Nash, Alex Neffenger

2001
Drum Major: Adam Prescott
Asst. DM: Eric Sommer
D-row: Kristin Seitz, Tony Wang, and Jason Abele

2000
Drum Major: Matt Bally
Asst. DM: Adam Prescott
D-row: Eric Sommer, Kristin Seitz, Tony Wang, and Kathryn Mitchell

1999
Drum Major: Matt Bally
Asst. DM: Scott Sommer
D-row: Kathryn Mitchell, Adam Prescott, J.J. Zingale, and Brent Fisher

1998
Drum Major: Scott Sommer
Asst. DM: Matt Bally
D-row: Ricky Morant

1997
Drum Major: Cory Thompson
Asst. DM: Scott Sommer
D-row: Matt Bally, Suzanne Winters

 

[ 1996 - 1984 coming soon ]

 

1983
Drum Major: Bruce Hart
Ast. DM: Andy Marks
D-row: Greg Eyer, John Harris, Jon LaValley

1982
Drum Major: Bruce Hart
Ast. DM: Shelley Graf
D-row: Andy Marks, Greg Eyer, Chuck Green

1981
Drum Major: Shelley Graf
Ast. DM: Bruce Hart
D-row: Damon Cockrell, Chuck Green, Terry Maltbia

1980
Drum Major: Oliver McGee
Ast. DM: Shelley Graf
D-row: Bruce Hart, Mike Folio, Damon Cockrell

1979
Drum Major: Dwight Hudson
Ast DM: Oliver McGee
D-row: Shelley Graf, Bruce Hart, Max Berry, Mike Folio, Michael Schaff