Student Leaders

President and Student Conductor: Matt Tate

Matt is a Senior Chemical Engineering major with a minor in mechanical engineering who plays tuba in the Pep Band. As president, he is responsible for the administrative work of the Pep Band and for communicating with the athletics department on the band’s behalf. Outside of the band, Matt enjoys running, cooking, and playing basketball. If you need to speak with an administrator of the band you can reach him at or on the courts at Marino.

  Student Conductor: Anne-Marie Dion

Hi there! My name is Anne-Marie, I am a senior Business major from LaGrange, NY, and you can find me playing the clarinet, waving my hands, or on my phone showcasing the band on social media. Outside of the band, I am the goalie on the club hockey team, a commentator and sideline reporter for GoNUxstream, an official for the Intramural program, and a tour guide. As student director and social media manager, I work with the director, athletics, and the DogHouse to provide an awesome fan experience. If you ever need to find me, look no further than Matthews arena.

  Student Conductor: Brendan Lewis

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Brendan is a Senior Physical Therapy student from Hamden, CT. He plays clarinet in the Pep Band, and was a 4 year member of the Concert and Pep Bands in high school. In his free time, he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and Pokemon.

  Secretary: Erika Towne

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Erika is a Middler Civil Engineering Major from Stonington, CT. She plays clarinet in the Pep Band and Wind Ensemble. As Secretary, she is in charge of sending out e-mails to the Band, taking attendance at athletic events, and updating the Facebook and Twitter accounts. In addition to music, she enjoys hiking, reading, and crocheting. If you have any questions regarding the band, contact her at

  Treasurer: Justin Brown

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Originally hailing from Kingston, New Hampshire, Justin now resides with the Spirit of Massachusetts. A fourth-year pharmacy student, Justin joins the Pep Band on tuba, and tries to squeeze in practice time on the piano at home. Justin enjoys many things, among them: Pokémon, Battlestar Galactica, cribbage, sandwiches, poorly received puns, manual transmissions, and trains. As Treasurer, he handles reimbursements, instrument purchases, and the NUPB secret service.

  Co-manager: Andy Curran

Andy Curran is a senior Political Science major (conc. in Public Policy & Administration) from Saugerties, New York. He has played trumpet and slide whistle in the pep band since his first semester. As Co-Equipment Manager, he keeps the instruments orderly and the uniforms spiffy. He likes all-nighters, decorating, topical jokes, root beer, and the New York Rangers. Feel free to reach out with questions or concerns at – the more absurd, the better.

  Co-manager: Nathan Shuart

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Nathan Shuart is a Junior Business Major from Atlanta Georgia. He Plays Tenor Sax in the Pep Band and Concert Band. As co-manager he is in charge of instruments and equipment owned by the school and ensuring they are being properly used and cared for. In his free time he enjoys movie marathons, cooking, and reading.

  Librarian: Alaric Wrasman

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This is Alaric. (You can call me Al!) Al plays Alto Saxophone, and he manages the construction and maintenance of the music books. He’s always happy to hear any questions or concerns you might have regarding broken books, missing songs, awesome songs, awesome foods, philosophy, life advice, you name it. Al is an animator by schooling and an adventurer by calling. And all that that entails. And of course, Al is a huge hockey fan who bleeds black and red.

  Events Coordinator: Elizabeth curtis

Elizabeth Curtis is a sophomore Biology and History dual major from Acton, MA. When she’s not playing trombone in Pep Band, she can be found crying over college basketball, eating Ben and Jerry’s, or making terrible puns. As Events Coordinator, she is in charge of organizing social events, planning fundraising, and befriending every band member. Call her, beep her, if you wanna reach her send an email to to propose fun event ideas or discuss how much you love the NU men’s basketball team.

  Webmaster: Kofi Collins-Sibley

Kofi is a Middler Computer Engineering and Computer Science Student from Alliance, Ohio. He plays the tenor saxophone in the Pep Band, although he has a growing interest in a certain sliding brass instrument. Stay tuned… As webmaster he will be updating the Pep Band website on a regular basis. Also as webmaster he will be tweeting, facebooking, and instagramming at every moment possible. Outside of Pep Band he is interes… wait, is there even life outside of Pep Band..?