Meet Our Staff

peaseDr. William E. Pease, Director of Bands

As Director of Bands at the University of Virginia, Dr.Pease is the Director of the Cavalier Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Men’s Basketball Band. Dr. Pease is from the Tidewater area of Virginia. Dr. Pease is married to Linda Pease and they have four children Casey, Neal, Madison and Nicholas. Dr. Pease has degrees from James Madison University and West Chester University.

koch  Andrew Koch, Associate Director of Bands

Dr. Koch assists in the administration and rehearsal of the band program and is director of the Concert Band and  Women’s Basketball Band. A native of Southeastern Michigan, he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Western Michigan University, a Master of Music Education degree, with a trumpet performance emphasis, from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from James Madison University. Dr. Koch was Director of Bands at Chapin High School for 4 years prior to his appointment at UVa in 2005.

 P. Duane Coston, Assistant Director of Athletic BandsCoston

Duane Coston currently serves as the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr.Coston serves as the low brass specialist with the 320 member Cavalier Marching Band. He also assists with the basketball bands, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and smaller athletic ensembles. Mr. Coston has served as a public school educator in Hanover County and Stafford County. Mr. Coston is a 5 time “Honored Educator” in Hanover Co. and an REB Distinguished Educator finalist. Mr. Coston is a member of MENC and Phi Beta Mu. Mr. Coston currently resides in Mechanicsville with his wife Leanne and son Darren.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADiane Gunnels, Baton Twirling Coach

Mrs. Gunnels is the baton twirling coach for the Cavalier Marching Band. Mrs. Gunnels was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, and earned her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she majored in social work. She resides in Richmond, Virginia and is the director/coach of the award winning Royalette Baton Corps.

zampettiPatrick Zampetti, Drum Line Instructor

Patrick has a long time association in the field of marching percussion. He participated in drum corps as a performer for eight years, served as the Garfield Cadets’ Drum Sergeant, and received the prestigious Cadet of the Year Award. He studied at the Drummers’ Collective in New York City and has instructed the Royals (NJ), Colonials (NJ), and Plebes (NJ) drum corps as well as Oliver Ames (MA) and Mills Godwin (VA) high school bands.

Marc Paulo Guzman

Marc Paulo Guzman is a choreographer and instructor for the color guard. Marc is also a student affairs professional in the Office of Dean of Students at the University of Virginia as the Asian/Asian Pacific American program coordinator. He is originally from Hackensack, New Jersey and completed his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Delaware. Marc has a multitude of instructing and performing experience at the high school, college, and drum & corps level. He performed in the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, Alter Ego Indoor Guard, and University of Delaware’s “Delazure” indoor color guard. He has instructed a number of high school and independent color guards in the New Jersey and Delaware area.

Larry Cauley, Percussion InstructorCauley

Mr. Cauley is the Orchestra Director and Assistant Band Director at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, VA. Mr. Cauley studied Saxophone and Music Theory at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Piano Performance and Percussion at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Louisiana and Shepherd University in West Virginia. Mr. Cauley played snare in the Crossmen and the World Champion Cadets Drum Corps, and was the drumline section leader for The Cadets in 1996. He taught and wrote percussion arrangements for the Westchester University marching band from 1995 to 1998. He taught the Carolina Crown drumline in 1997, the Blue Knights Drumline in 1998, and was the Percussion Caption Head for Magic of Orlando Drum Corps in 1999. Mr. Cauley has worked as both teacher and performer nationally and internationally, including stops in New York, Orlando Florida at Walt Disney World, South Africa, and Taiwan. Mr. Cauley now lives with his wife and three children in Richmond, VA.

Lance Kindl, Percussion Consultant

Lance has been a cast member of the Emmy and Tony Award Winning Broadway show Blast! having toured as a snare soloist or percussion swing for Blast! in 8 tours since 2005. He has performed all across the US, Japan, South Korea, Macau, and Argentina.  Lance Kindl earned his master’s degree in music performance and bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Georgia.  Beginning in the fall of 2001 he studied with Dr. Tony McCutchen, Dr. Arvin Scott, and Scott Pollard. Lance has been a member of multiple music ensembles at the University of Georgia including the Symphony Band,  the Wind Ensemble, the Salsa Band, the Steel Band, and the award-winning Redcoat Marching Band, where he was section leader from 2001 through 2003.

Lance has taught at numerous high schools in the metro-Atlanta area. He has been the head of percussion at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Georgia from 2003 to 2005 and Mill Creek High School in the spring of 2007. Lance has also been a visual and battery ensemble technician for Odyssey Percussion Theater and Terminus Atlanta indoor drum line from Atlanta, Georgia for the 2005, 2007, and 2011 seasons. Lance taught the UGA Redcoat Drum Line for the 2008 season.  In 2000, Lance began his drum corps career as a snare drummer for the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from Jacksonville, Alabama. For the next two years, Lance continued his leadership role with the Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps. Lance ended his drum corps career in 2003, finishing 4th place in DCI with the Phantom Regiment from Rockford/Loves Park, Illinois. Lance also marched as the section leader for the Pariah Marching Percussion Theatre of Jasper, Georgia, the 2003 Winter Guard International percussion Independent Open class silver medalist and 2004 World Class finalist.  Lance is a staff member for the LaMattina Drum Studio in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

ABJ Bio PictureAndrew Bennett-Jackson, Administrative and Events Assistant

Andrew Bennett-Jackson is the Administrative and Events Assistant for the CMB. Originally from Montclair NJ, he attended UVA and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry. During that time he played clarinet for the marching, concert, and basketball bands and has served on the uniform crew for three years. He is also conducting research in the Material Science and Engineering Department on the computational modeling of a thermal simulation of short laser pulses interactions with thin metals.