Leadership Team

  • Are you a soon-to-be freshman in the Marching Thunder?
  • Full of questions and not sure where to turn for answers?
  • What is it like to be a member of The Marching Thunder?
  • How can I get involved?

Relax…we have answers. Even veteran members need to ask a question or two before camps or rehearsals begin. This year’s Marching Thunder Leadership Team information is provided below for all current and prospective members. We welcome your questions, concerns, and ideas for participation and/or involvement. For quick information, you can also visit our FAQ page.

General questions may be directed to the Director of Athletic Band, Dr. Christopher Schletter. However, if you have specific questions regarding your section, your best bet will usually be to contact your section leaders.

The 2022-2023 Service Leadership Team

Drum Majors

Nate Hunting

Gigi Ortiz

Charity Stradwick

Woodwind Captains

Garret Cummings

Kameryn Larabee

Brass Captains

Isabella March

Brandon Werthammer


Tabby Casey


Dice Johnson


Alijah Price


Megan Moore

Electronics/Rhythm/Front Ensemble


Color Guard

Samantha rose

Gabby Casey

Shelby Zerkle


Catherine Blankenship

Savannah Rose

Sydney Moore

Azreah Groves

If you are a current Marshall University Marching Thunder member and you are interested in applying for a service leadership position for the 2022-23 academic year, please download this application and turn it in to Dr. Schletter by March 21st. All leadership positions are open and subject to change from year to year. All current service leaders must re-apply every year.

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

The Marshall University Wind Bands new concert season begin this fall. Stay tuned for dates and times.

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2023 Performance Schedule
This schedule is subject to change over the course of the summer. All performance are at at MU unless otherwise noted.


10th – 19thBand Camp
19th – Friends & Family Performance

2nd – Home game vs. Albany/Band Day
23rd – Home game vs. Virginia Tech
26th – Gazzette Mail Festival
30th – Home game vs. ODU – Homecoming! Alumni, come on back!

19th (Thurs.) – Home game vs. JMU
20th (Fri.) – Logan High School
28th – Tri-State Marching Championships

11th – Home game vs. Georgia Southern
25th – Home game vs. Arkansas State

2nd – Possible SBC Championships

Additional post season performances – TBD