School of Music Staff

  • Director of Bands - Dr. Christopher Chapman
  • Director of the Chippewa Marching Band - Dr. James Batcheller
  • Percussion Instructor - Tim Mocny
  • Director of Music Events - Kristin Pagels
  • Ensemble Librarian and Music Resource Supervisor - Carol Hebert
  • The Voice of the Marching Chips - Bryan Wieferich
  • School of Music Executive Secretary - Mindy Zeneberg
  • School of Music Administrative Secretary - Gabrielle Horak

Technical Staff

  • Media Production Manager - Scott Topazi
  • Building and Facilities Manager - Dan Koefoed
  • Media Technician - TBA

Designers and Arrangers

  • Show Designer - Corey Jahlas
  • Music Arrangers - Tim Mocny, Roland Barrett

Staff Assistants

  • Graduate Conducting Assistant - Ryan Cupp
  • Graduate Percussion Assistants - Kai Johnson
  • Uniform and Equipment Managers - Alexis Johnson, Paige Webb, Jack Rager
  • Drum Majors - ​​Tylor Huitema, Gabrielle Bass
  • Color Guard Captain - Christina Hayward

Emeritus Faculty

  • Prof. John E. Williamson - Director of Band 1979-2018
  • Prof. Norman C. Dietz - Director of Bands 1946 - 1979 (deceased)
  • Prof. Jack I. Saunders - Associate Director of Bands, Director of Jazz Bands, Professor of French Horn 1965 – 2000 (deceased)
  • Prof. Richard K. Allen - The Original Voice of the Marching Chips 1973 - 2008

Kappa Kappa Psi

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Kappa Kappa Psi is the co-ed National Honorary College Band Fraternity. Following in the tradition of the Band Clubs sponsored by Preston Mayhew in the 1930s, the Lambda Tau Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi was installed at Central Michigan University in the Spring of 2006. The fraternity assists the Chippewa Marching Band in several ways. During band camp, the group is responsible for bringing and refilling water coolers so band members will never go thirsty. They sell band camp starter kits, mentor new members, and assist the managers and equipment staff with the issue and collection of instruments and uniforms. The can also be found delivering apples after halftime and tending to the water coolers on Game Days. Kappa Kappa Psi, however, not only assists the Marching Band. The Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi are dedicated to the existence and welfare of each of the bands here at CMU. We invite anyone who wishes to better the band program to visit us at Open Rush for the music service groups, which occurs early in the fall and spring semesters.

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