Drum Majors

Adam Trapp

Adam Trapp

Born in Dallas, Texas, Adam Trapp is a fourth year at UVa. For his first three years in the CMB, he was a member of the Sousaphone section, where he served as section leader for two years. You may also find him playing bass trombone or tuba in the Wind Ensemble.

Adam went to Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia, where he was part of the Pride of Herndon Marching Band for two years under the direction of Kathleen Schoelwer. He played sousaphone his junior year, and served as Drum Major his senior year.

Outside marching band, you may find Adam eating at a dining hall, doing parkour at various places on grounds, or staring at the night sky with or without a telescope. He is majoring in Astronomy-Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and he hopes to go to graduate school for astrophysics.

 

Ilana Brody

Ilana Brody

Ilana Brody is a third year from Arlington, VA. For the past two years, Ilana has been a proud member of the Piccolo section, and was a Drill Instructor during her second year. 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. 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 third year at UVA, pursuing a B.A./M.T. in Secondary Education – Mathematics and a B.A. in Music. Before serving as a Drum Major, 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.

 

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Anna is a fourth year at UVA and is so thankful to have spent the entirety of her college career in the CMB. Before becoming a Drum Major, she was a member of the bodacious saxophone section, playing tenor sax for her first two years in the CMB. Anna also plays the baritone saxophone in UVA’s wind ensemble. Anna, a native Roanoker, is a proud alumna of Cave Spring High School and its band program, directed by Brian Quakenbush. It was here that she fell in love with the sax and all things band!

During her limited time not spent at the HSBB, Anna is involved with other goings-on on grounds. She is an active member and Bible study leader in the Catholic Student Ministry. A Classics major (Latin & Greek), she serves as social chair of the classics club and enjoys reading ancient literature. After her time at UVA comes to an end, she plans to attend graduate school for Latin education and teach at the high school level.