Drum Majors

Penny Williams

Penny is a fourth year at UVA majoring in Chemical Engineering (yikes). Before this season, she was lucky enough to be a member of the ever-growing family that is the CMB trombone section. Thankfully, she is still able to play trombone as a member of the UVA Wind Ensemble and as a membimg_1484er of the HOOps pep band during basketball games. In addition, she is also a member of the Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary band fraternity.

Penny was born and raised in Annandale up in Northern Virginia. Before the CMB, she was a proud member of the Falls Church High School Marching Jaguars under Mr. John Davenport for all 4 years of high school. Her senior year, she was also a member of the Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in which she played trombone as well
When she’s not in band or studying, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, hanging out with friends, and watching cartoons. She also enjoys playing racquetball and getting involved in some of the UVA intramural sports with friends, such sand volleyball and inner tube water polo.

Ilana Brody

Ilana Brody

Ilana Brody is a fourth year from Arlington, VA. This is her second year as Drum Major, and for her first two years, Ilana was a proud member of the Piccolo section. Off of the football field, you will find Ilana with a piccolo in hand at most men’s and women’s basketball games as well as at the other UVA sporting events.

Ilana attended Yorktown High School and participated in the marching band, which is currently under the direction of Mr. Brian Bersh. Ilana spent 4 years in the band, 2 of which she spent as the Piccolo section leader, and one year as the drum major.

Ilana is a double major in Psychology and Economics. She is engaged in multiple research projects involving social psychology and decision-making. In her free time she likes to run and spend time with her friends.

Shaw Driggers

Shaw Driggers

Born and raised in Woodbridge, VA, Shaw is a fourth year at UVA, pursuing a B.A./M.T. in Secondary Education – Mathematics and a B.A. in Music. This is his second year as Drum Major, and before he was a Section Leader his second year for the Horn section (WAHORNWA!). Furthermore, Shaw is a member of the CMB Office Staff, performs with the University Wind Ensemble, and is a brother of the Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary music fraternity.

Shaw is a proud graduate of C. D. Hylton Senior High School, where he spent four years with the Marching Bulldawg Band under the direction of Chris Anderson. He also performed with the Hylton Symphonic Band for four years and played drumset with the Basketball Band for two years.

Outside of the band, Shaw is also a brother of the Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, an honor and service fraternity, where he spends much of his time volunteering in the greater Charlottesville area. He also tutors and serves as a teachers’ aide through the Day In The Life program at the Curry School of Education. In his free time, Shaw enjoys playing and composing music, and hanging out with his friends around grounds.


Liz Peratt

Liz is a third year at UVA, studying Biology and Religious Studies with the hope of attending medical school after graduation. Originally a clarinet player, Liz switched to the trombone section upon joining the CMB and has loved every moment! Liz graduated from Grafton High School in Yorktown, VA after four fantastic years profile-pic-uaewith the Marching Clipper Band under the direction of Darren Kirsch. She was a part of Grafton’s Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble and was grateful to get to serve as Drum Major for her junior and senior years.

Apart from band activities, Liz enjoys getting involved in other organizations around grounds. She is an active member and leader with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Liz also serves as a leader of Students for Stop Hunger Now, an organization working to end world hunger. She is also an active brother of the Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, a music fraternity devoted to leadership and service.