Meet Our Staff


Dr. William E. Pease, Director of Bands

As Director of Bands at the University of Virginia, Dr. Pease serves as the Director of the Cavalier Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Men’s Basketball Band.  Dr. Pease is a native of Virginia’s Tidewater Area where he taught in the public schools for 10 years. He holds degrees from James Madison University and West Chester University. Dr.Pease is married to Linda Pease and they have four children Casey, Neal, Madison and Nicholas.


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 holds degrees from Western Michigan University, the University of South Carolina, and James Madison University. Dr. Koch was Director of Bands at Chapin High School (SC) for 4 years prior to his appointment at UVa in 2005.  Dr. Koch is married to Kristin Koch and they have 2 children Jacob and Kayla.


Michael Idzior, Assistant Director of Bands

Michael Idzior assists in the administration and rehearsal of the entire band program and directs the Olympic Sports bands.  Originally from the state of Michigan, he holds degrees from Western Michigan University and University of North Texas in euphonium performance.  Mr. Idzior is currently finishing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of North Texas.


Marc Paulo Guzman, Colorguard Coordinator

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.


Diane 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.



Gregory Barroso Jr., Administrative and Events Assistant

Gregory Barroso Jr. servers as the administrative and events assistant for the band. A native of Key West, Florida, Greg remained in his home state to attend Stetson University and earn his bachelor’s in psychology. Prior to joining the Cavalier Band staff, he proudly served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Staunton, Virginia. He plans on attending the University of Virginia in pursuit of a master’s degree in higher education administration.