Drum Majors

 Virginia Crabtree

Virginia iVirginia Crabtrees a fourth year at UVA, studying Speech Pathology and Audiology with plans to attain a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. Virginia was a proud member of the clarinet section (Loud and Proud), where she was a Drill Instructor for two years, and she is excited to continue playing in the HOOps band during basketball games. Additionally, Virginia is a brother of the Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary band fraternity.

Virginia graduated from Martinsville High School in Martinsville, VA after five years with the MAVAHI Marching Bulldogs. There, she served as a member of the pit, section leader of the clarinet section, and finally drum major of the MAVAHI band.

Outside of band, Virginia enjoys salsa dancing and is a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. She is also an active brother of the Theta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service organization, where she enjoys volunteering in the great Charlottesville area. 


Liz Peratt

profile-pic-uaeLiz is a fourth 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 with 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.

Catherine Pollack

View More: http://manaliphotography.pass.us/swe16portraitsCatherine is a fourth year from Stephens City, Virginia pursuing a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Statistics. After graduation, she hopes to obtain a PhD in Biostatistics with the long term goal of working to improve national health care policy. Before this season, Catherine was a proud member of the trombone family, serving as Drill Instructor for the 2016 marching season. In addition to her involvement within the CMB, Catherine is the principal clarinetist of the UVA Wind Ensemble and a trombonist in the HOOPs basketball band (look for the white headband)!

Catherine attended both Sherando High School in Frederick County, Virginia (freshman through senior year) and Mountain Vista Governor’s School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology (junior and senior year). Catherine was a proud member of the Sherando High School Marching Band under the direction of Ryan Dempsey. While there, she was the clarinet section leader in the marching band for three years and principal clarinetist of the Symphonic Band for four years. She also was honored to be selected for multiple District, Regional, and All-State ensembles.

Outside of band, Catherine is involved in many organizations around Grounds, including the Rodman Scholars Honors Engineering Program, the Class of 2018 Trustees Program, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Engineering Student Guide Service. When she’s not practicing clarinet or trombone or studying for her next exam, you can find Catherine attempting to play racquetball with her fellow trombonists or binge-watching cooking shows on Netflix.

Amanda Yi

Amanda Yi is a thAmanda Yi (1)ird year student, double majoring in Psychology and Economics.  Amanda has spent the last two years as a proud member of the Piccolo section.  Furthermore, Amanda plays flute in the UVA Wind Ensemble and is an active brother in the Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary music fraternity.  Amanda graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston, VA, where she spent four years under the direction of Grayson Fore.  She was a member of the South Lakes HS Wind Ensemble and was a Drum Major her senior year.

Outside of band, Amanda is engaged in research involving child psychology and development. Furthermore, you could find her volunteering through Madison House, coaching kids in gymnastics, or hanging out with her friends.