Drumline Leadership 2014

Chris Roth, Drumline Captain

Chris was born into a Navy family in Jacksonville, Florida, but has lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia for most of his life. He began playing percussion instruments in the 7th grade, and marched four years with the Ocean Lakes High School Marching Band. He also performs with the UVA Wind Ensemble. Chris is studying Biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, and plans to graduate in 2015. In his free time Chris enjoys playing sports, drumming with friends, and watching movies.

Austin Riggins, Drumline Captain

Austin is a third 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 third year playing snare in the CMB.

Dominic DeLotto, 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.

Robby Wegman, Quad Section Leader

Robby was born on a cool, crisp December morning in Suffern, New York, a city in which he never lived. He has spent the majority of his living moments in Chesapeake, VA. He started playing percussion instruments in the 6th grade. He has played with various groups including the Indian River Marching Band, Dominion Storm Indoor Drum Line, and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp. Aside from the UVA drum line, he has been involved with numerous University affiliated groups including the UVA concert band. As a rising fourth year in the McIntire School of Commerce, he intends to concentrate within the areas of finance and accounting with the hope of one day owning Wall Street. In his free time, Robby enjoys flexing, watching basketball, and chilling.

Beth Loudin, Bass Drum Section Leader

Beth is from the booming town of King George, Virginia and is now in her fourth year of nursing school at UVa. At King George High School, Beth was drum captain for two years and played bass for one year and snare for three. At UVa, Beth has fallen into the norm of being over-involved. She serves on the nursing class council and the exec board of Nursing Students Without Borders. She is also actively involved in Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship on Grounds. Beth can also teach you how to swim or you can actually see her yell (cheer) at high school swim meets as she coaches The Covenant School’s varsity swim team in Charlottesville.
In the CMB, Beth has made a whirlwind tour of the drumline instruments and has found her place in the bassline (basses are good). This is her second year on bass. Beth intends to concentrate in pediatric nursing in the hospital setting after graduation. She enjoys bringing all of her friends to appreciate the student athletes at UVa at basketball, baseball, and lacrosse games. Go Hoos.

Matt King, Cymbal Section Leader

Matt King was born and raised in various suburbs in Loudoun County, Virginia, and graduated from Park View High School in Sterling, VA. He was introduced to percussion in 7th grade, when he started taking private lessons. He joined his high school’s concert band in his freshman year, and joined the marching band in the following year. Matt is entering his third year in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is majoring in Cognitive Science with a concentration in Linguistics. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing video games like Super Smash Bros., learning languages, making lame 80’s references, and telling equally lame jokes.

Greg Lewis, Pit Section Leader

Gregory Lewis was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but has lived in Charlottesville for the past 18 years. He has played piano since he was five, but picked up mallet percussion upon joining the marching band at Albemarle High School. Gregory is also a member of the Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble at the University and is a double major in mechanical engineering and classical Latin. He hopes to enter the theme park industry and work for Disney. When he’s not too busy, he enjoys riding roller coasters and traveling.