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 Dr. 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.

 Idzior Cropped 2Michael Idzior, Assistant Director of Bands

Michael Idzior assists in the administration and rehearsal of the entire bands program and directs the Olympic Sports bands.  Originally from the state of Michigan, he received his bachelor’s of music degree in music education from Western Michigan University and his master’s degree from the University of North Texas in euphonium performance.  Mr. Idzior is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of North Texas.  This is his seventh season at the University of Virginia.


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.

Larry Cauley, Drumline 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.

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.