Razorback Marching Band Announces 2014-15 Drum Majors
Cash, Clements, Cox, Julian to lead marching bandWednesday, March 12, 2014
The 2014-15 Razorback Marching Band drum majors Jamey Julian, Julianne Clements, Austin Cash and David Cox.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Band faculty and staff have selected Austin Cash of Southlake, Tex., Julianne Clements of Bentonville, David Cox of Batesville and Jamey Julian of Alma as the Razorback Marching Band drum majors for the 2014-15 academic year.
“The position of drum major in the Razorback Band has a long legacy of service and student leadership,” said Ben Chamberlain, director of the Razorback Marching Band. “I know these students cherish that tradition and will strive to add to it as they serve next year.”
The successful candidates completed four rounds of auditions. The first and second rounds consisted of a written application with selected candidates invited to conduct the Razorback Marching Band at the Lewis E. Epley Jr. Band Building.
Candidates completed the third round at the Broyles Athletics Center, which focused on teaching marching fundamentals and demonstrating the traditional pregame strut. Finally, band faculty and staff interviewed the candidates.
Each year drum majors are awarded the Preston and Kathyrn Woodruff Drum Major Scholarship. These awards were created by Tyler Thompson, a Fulbright College alumnus and former drum major, to honor the Woodruffs for their long and faithful service to the members of the Razorback Band.
2014-2015 Razorback Marching Band Drum Majors
Austin Cash is a first-time drum major and plays trumpet. He is a sophomore mechanical engineering.
“Serving the Razorback Marching Band as a drum major is a dream come true” said Cash. “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to serve the distinguished Razorback Marching Band as drum major. It is an honor to work with such talented and dedicated members of such an accomplished organization, the Best in Sight and Sound.”
Julianne Clements is a first-time drum major and plays piccolo. She is a freshman double major in biology and psychology.
"I could not be more excited to serve as a drum major for the Razorback Marching Band,” said Clements. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with such incredible students and staff while helping to keep the traditions of the RMB alive."
David Cox is a first-time drum major. He is a freshman industrial engineering major and plays trumpet.
"I cannot express how thrilled I am to contribute to the Razorback Marching Band as one of its drum majors” said Cox. “It truly is a pleasure of mine to serve the University of Arkansas this way.”
Jamey Julian is a returning drum major for her third year and plays clarinet. She is music major.
“It is a honor to have been selected to serve the Razorback Marching Band as a drum major in the upcoming season.” said Julian. “It is my pleasure to be part of an organization with such a distinguished history and dedicated alumni.”
Robert Hopper, associate director of operations
University of Arkansas Bands
Darinda Sharp, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences