Leadership

Faculty Director: Allison Cockshaw-Betsold

Allison Cockshaw-Betsold is thrilled to begin her career as Assistant Director of Bands at Northeastern University. Ms. Betsold is the Director of the University Pep Band and Concert Band here at NU. The NU Pep Band performs at several of the university's sporting events as well as off campus community events, such as baseball games at Fenway Park. The NU Concert Band is one of many concert ensembles at the university, and has a history of performing with members of the elite Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Betsold graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master's Degree in Wind Conducting. During her time at KU, Ms. Betsold was the director of the Women's Volleyball Pep Band and an assistant to the KU Marching Jayhawks. Ms. Betsold holds Bachelor's Degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from the University of Massachusetts.

President: TJ Fujiyoshi

Originally hailing from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, TJ still calls the Bay State home. A fourth-year finance and accounting student, he joins the Pep Band on Trombone, and tries to squeeze in time playing hockey or running. As the executive officer of the Pep Band's student leadership, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Band and its officers. For questions or concerns regarding the administration of the Pep Band, TJ can be reached at nupepbandpresident@gmail.com.

Secretary: Brian Beggan

Brian is a third year student at Northeastern majoring in chemical engineering. He comes from Westwood, MA, and plays the Trombone in both pep band and concert band. As secretary, it is his job to maintain attendance, keep track of membership, and send lots of emails. Aside from band, Brian also enjoys hiking, watching movies, listening to music, and tagging people in memes. If you have questions, comments, or just want to talk, he can be reached at nupepbandsecretary@gmail.com.

Treasurer: Christopher Gehrke

Christopher is a second year Industrial Engineering student who plays tuba in the Pep Band. As treasurer, he handles dues collection, reimbursements, instrument purchases, and funding requests. He also plays tenor and baritone saxophone, which he plays in the NU Concert Band. Outside of band-related activities, he enjoys designing the lighitng for NUStage and NUDANCO productions. Additionally, he is a member of IISE and volunteers with the Center for STEM Education. For any questions or concerns, he can be reached at nupepbandtreasurer@gmail.com.

Managers: Anthony Graffigna & Divya Muruga

Anthony is a Senior Computer Science major hailing from Long Island, New York. He plays Tuba and Baritone in Pep Band, and plays a variety of other instruments when he finds free time. Commonly heard phrases when Anthony enters a room include "Titty Graffitty!", "Ugh, not him again...", and "Yes, its a sandwich, will you be quiet now?". As co-manager he is in charge of instruments, uniforms, and equipment owned by the school and ensuring they are being properly used and cared for, as well as renting items out to ensemble members. The manager is neither the Librarian or the Secretary. Anthony likes memes, sleeping, hats, Super Smash Bros., pop punk, and Northeastern Hockey.

Divya is a Senior Mechanical Engineering major from Pittsfield, Massachusetts and plays Flute in the Pep Band. As co-manager, Divya makes sure that all of the school owned instruments are always in working order and handles the distribution and collection of uniforms. She enjoys burritos, going to concerts, and punderful jokes.

If you have an equipment-related question, feel free to contact them at nupepbandmanager@gmail.com.

Librarian: Chantel Haigler

Chantel is an ASL-Interpreting and Psychology double major, minoring in Spanish. Originally hailing from the Bronx, she's an ambitious, sassy saxophone player who is passionate about the needs of her community. As Librarian, Chantel manages the construction and maintenance of our music books to ensure they're in their best condition for use at performances and rehearsals. She enjoys computer science, music, volunteering, community activism, skateboarding and Rubik's cube solving. She can be reached at nupepbandlibrarian@gmail.com.

Events Coordinator: Kyle Oberholtzer

Kyle is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in Business Administration. When he's not in pep band, he can be found playing trombone in Jazz and Wind ensembles. He also gives tours and works with University Admissions through the Husky Ambassadors program. In his fleeting moments of free time, he loves to explore the city by bike and find the next best place to eat. For any questions, he can be reached at nupepbandevents@gmail.com.

Student Director: Victoria Dominguez

Victoria is a middler Business major from the humble state of New Jersey. She plays tenor sax in the Pep Band, and plays bassoon in the Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. As Student Director, she works alongside the director to conduct the band at hockey, basketball, and volleyball games. Victoria loves Luke Skywalker, aquariums, and memes. She can be reached at nupepbandstudentdirector@gmail.com.

Webmaster: Jonathan Bell

Jonathan is a third year Design major from Northern Virginia. He plays Tuba in Pep Band and Piano and Ukulele in his free time. When not making music, he enjoys watching musicals, streaming far too much Netflix, and mixing live sound for concerts. As Webmaster, he is responsible for designing and maintaining the website as well as updating the social media accounts. He can be reached at nupepbandwebmaster@gmail.com.