Updated 6/10: Congrats to Rachel Kralles (SEAS 2010) for winning the T-shirt contest. The design is being formatted and will be posted soon. Please look for a post about how to buy the t-shirt.
The CMBAA Board is looking for a T-shirt design to celebrate the CMB’s 10th season and we need your help. We are asking any and all CMB Alumni to submit a design for the T-shirt. Here are the guidelines:
A prize will be given
to the winner. Please submit all designs to Shantira Higgins and send any questions to Rodney Jones.
Dear fellow CMB alumni,
You should have recently received an email announcing the “Marching into the Future” campaign to grow the endowment and annual support for the Cavalier Marching Band. The University has launched this effort to build on the generosity of Carl and Hunter Smith and other founding supporters. One of the primary goals of the campaign is to have 100% of CMB alumni participate by making annual gifts in support of the Band.
Though the Band has grown from an original 160 members to 320 members this year, the Band’s budget has not seen similar growth. In order to not just preserve but also enhance the CMB experience for current students, our philanthropy is important. More information is available on the University’s website about
the campaign and how our individual contributions will support the growth and financial stability of the CMB.
The campaign has already received gifts from some CMB alumni but is still far away from reaching the 100% participation goal. If you have already given this year, thank you. If you have not given, please join me in supporting deserving students, heightening the musical experience of band members, and ensuring the success of the Cavalier Marching Band for future generations. Your gift, no matter the amount, will make an impact.
If you have questions about
making a gift, you would like to update your contact information with UVa or are interested in volunteering to help with the “Marching into the Future” campaign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Erin Hall, who is working closely with Mr. Pease on this effort, will be happy to connect with you. I also invite you to reach out to me if you have any questions.
CMB Saxophone ’08
There is currently a run-off election for the last 2012-2015 Member-at-Large position! The candidates are: Dominique Baker, Caitlin Campbell, and Hunter Cook.
Candidates’ statements (if they chose to submit one) will be posted
To those alumni who may not know me, my name is Hunter Cook, a graduate of the Class of 2012. I spent three years in the trombone section and in my fourth year I served as one of the drum majors. I have a wide variety of administrative and leadership experience that qualifies me to be an excellent candidate for the Member-at-Large position. During my time at UVA, I served as a variety of board positions in my co-ed honor fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, as well as founded a student organization, Games Outdoors. In the CMB, my time as a librarian and as drum major gave me a unique appreciation for the internal workings of both the administrative and the performance sides of the band. I’m very interested in expanding the Cavalier Marching Band’s alumni outreach, which I think has the potential to be one of the CMB’s greatest assets long-term. We are still a very young organization, and
I would be honored to help with the CMB’s continued growth. Thanks for reading!
[Update] Congratulations to Hunter Cook!
Congratulations to our newest board members!
- Rodney Jones, VP
- Abby Heider, Member-at-Large
- Christina Mattaliano, Member-at-Large
Note: Since no write-in nominees for th
e 3rd Member-at-Large position received a
majority of votes, a runoff election will be held after nominees
have either accepted or declined their nominations.
A special thank you to Deri Bush, Kearby Chen, Sarah Arnold, Sam Gardner, and Tiago Bezerra for their service on the board and to the CMBAA!
The CMBAA is electing a new Vice President, Treasurer, and three Members-at-Large!
The responsibilities for each position as laid out in our by-laws are:
Vice President – The Vice President will assist the President in th
eir duties, fulfill the President’s duties when the President is absent, and help plan major events such as the Homecomings weekend meeting.
Treasurer – The Treasurer will maintain the CMBAA’s finances and accounts, manage all official financial documents, including
incorporation and tax information, and present a budget to the Board of Directors and general membership each year.
Member-at-Large – The at-large members of the Board of check credit score free Directors will provide guidance over the business of the CMBAA to the elected officers, provide guidance into the future role and activities of the CMBAA, and serve as liaisons between the Board and the general membership. At-large members may serve as committee chairs.