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.

Returning members can apply to be a service leaders.

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 2024-2025 Service Leadership Team

Drum Majors

Charity Stradwick
Sarah Gillenwater
Ken Johnson


Flute – Courtney Buchanan
Clarinet – Daisy Burke
Alto Sax – Daizy Thompson
Tenor/Bari Sax – Jordan Morris


Trumpets – Isabella Boehm
Mellophones – Maddox Clark
Trombone & Baritones – Jayce Townsend
Sousaphones – Chris Blake


Snares –
Tenors –
Basses –
Cymbals –
Front Ensemble –

Color Guard

Haley Smith
Savannah Smith
Anna Goode

Majorettes & Twirlers

Aaliyah Walls

If you are a current Marshall University Marching Thunder member and you are interested in applying for a service leadership position for the next academic year, a leadership application must be submitted by March 1st. All leadership positions are open and subject to change from year to year. All current service leaders must re-apply every year.

Support the Marching Thunder

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

April 18th – Final Wind Band concert of the year. Guest ensemble includes Cabell-Midland High School. Features the Marshall U. Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony.

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2024 Performance Schedule
Next season’s game and performance schedule will be determined in the spring. Please stay tuned.

31st – Home vs. Stoney Brook

7th – Possible Exhibition
21st – Possible OSU Game
28th – Home vs. W. Michigan

5th – Home vs. App State
17th (Thurs) – Home vs. GA St.
26th – Tri-State Marching Championships

2nd – Home vs. ULM
16th – Home vs. CCU

7th – Possible SBC Championships
Possible Post-season Bowl Game