Drumline Leadership 2015

Dominic DeLotto, Drumline Captain/Snare Section Leader    Originally from San Bernardino, California, Dominic moved
to Roanoke, Virginia at the age of four. He picked up drumming at age 8 when he was inspired by his father. Dominic joined the Cave Spring High School marching band in 8th grade and was drum captain his senior year. He marched with the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corp for 3 years and also the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corp in the 2012 summer. Dominic is studying biochemistry at the University of Virginia and plans on going into pharmacy school. In his free time, Dominic enjoys playing piano, jazz drumming, working out, baseball, and surfing.

Austin Riggins, Drumline Captain Austin is a fourth year chemistry major from Alexandria, VA. He began taking drum set lessons in fifth grade and continued playing drums in middle school concert band. Austin was fortunate enough to play marching snare for four years in his high school drumline, and has since competed on the international stage with Liberty University Indoor drumline, playing snare. This will be his fourth year playing snare in the CMB.


Hudson leadership picHudson Burgess, Quad Section Leader 

Originally a trumpet player, Hudson joined the Powhatan High School drumline in the 9th grade, where he marched four years with the marching band and the indoor drumline. He also performed with the George Mason University indoor drumline during the 2015 WGI season.
Hudson plans to graduate from UVA in 2017 with degrees in computer science and computer engineering. In his free time, he enjoys writing music, playing occasional video games, and working on personal computer science projects.


Brett leadership picBrett (Fillipe Flint Phelps) Offutt, Bass Drum Section Leader Brett Offutt is a fourth year originally from Arlington, Virginia. Brett started playing marching percussion in 9th grade and spent four years with the Marching Band at Thomas Jefferson High School. Music has always been a large part of Brett’s life – he started playing piano at the age of seven and has played clarinet and saxophone for a few years with his school bands, performing with the All Virginia Jazz Ensemble in 2012. He is majoring in civil engineering and hopes to get a job in the field of environmental sustainability after graduation. In his free time, Brett enjoys producing music, reading, and video games.

Kash leadership picKash Shah, Cymbal Section Leader
 Known throughout the Cavalier Marching Band as El Diablo del Los Cimbalos (The Devil of the Cymbals), Kash is notorious for his enthusiastic approach to playing and teaching the art of cymbals. This innovator of cymbal visuals is from Suffolk, Virginia, near Virginia Beach, and has been playing percussion since his middle school days. A fourth-year studying Computer Science and Cognitive Science, Kash also dabbles in linguistics and commerce, and he hopes to go into Product Management at a startup after graduation. When not scheming to take over the world or crying in Clemons library, Kash indulges in his hobbies, which include video games, tea, and bad puns.

Shaun leadership picShaun Spisak, Pit Section Leader Shaun has lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia for most of his life. He’s been playing music in one form or another since he was in elementary school, but didn’t take up percussion until middle school. He will be graduating in 2017 with degrees in biochemistry and psychology, and literally cannot even.