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The Huskies Pep Band (better known in some circles as the DAwGs Organization) is advised by the faculty director, Joel Neves, and led by the executive board and an elite squad of conductors.  In addition, a greater team of section leaders, band managers, librarians, and other positions fill other important roles in the band, and have for the last forty thousand years.

The Huskies Pep Band has achieved a reputation of excellence, owing to its committed and talented team members and mentors. Brought together by a deep passion for performance and music, each bandmate brings their own unique character and sound to the College Band. Get to meet the faces behind the music.

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Dr. Joel Neves

"To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable!"

(Ludwig van Beethoven)

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The Executive Board

The E-Board reigns over DAwGs (Decibel Awareness Group).  DAwGs is the backbone of the band. The Eboard consists of elected members of the band that ensure funding is in place for instrument repairs, socials, and trips.  Every member of the Huskies Pep Band is considered a member of DAwGs.  Here are the fearless leaders of DAwGs:

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Andie Kozakiewicz


4th Year



I'm having a moment.


Betty Jo Swajanen

Vice President

4th Year

Exercise Science




Cooper Evans


4th Year

Mechanical Engineering


I am paying attention.


Daniel Reynolds


3rd Year

Chemical Engineering


Bone, lizard enthusiast, and wearer of clothes (sometimes).

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Arm Wavers


Robby Pause


Jacob Schmidt


Matt Plansinis


Calah Holman


Drew Slade


Andrew Westphal


Kaitlyn McDermott

Additional Staff Members

Section Leaders

Social Events Coordinator

Social Media Representative

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Librarians ensure that everyone in the band has music. The Huskies Pep Band has over 250 members and an arsenal of more than 100 songs.  The current Librarians are:

Blake Hawes

Isobel Bowker

Reid Beckes

Eris Brown

Band Managers

Band Managers are responsible to move instruments from the Rozsa up to the SDC for games and have the amazing authority of dispensing and collecting the gorgeous stripes we wear.  The current Band Managers are: 

Maggie Gallup

Ben Paddock

Julian Arens

Sydney Draper

Aaron Boonstra

The Huskies Pep Band is an incredibly social atmosphere. Many people make life-long friends playing with us throughout the years. Our current coordinator is:

Naomi Murav

The Social Media Representative keeps the band cool and trendy by sharing our loudest, peppiest moments on the web. The current representative is:

Gibson Erchul

Section Leaders keep the band running by leading their section to victory and passing down traditions.  All of the Section Leaders can be found under our "Sections" page.

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