"I want to encourage all of the female drummers that might be interested in this marching band—you have to believe in yourself and be brave."
Raven Pfeiffer is a freshman at UNC Charlotte, majoring in music. After graduation, she plans to continue her music career through traveling performance and music lessons. She plays snare drum in the drumline, and her favorite part of the PNNMB is being able to grow and drum with her best friends.
Raven lived in Pottstown, Pennsylvania for the first 10 years of her life, and then her family moved to Mooresville, NC where she graduated from Mooresville High School in 2016. She was a member of the Mooresville “Pride in Motion Marching Band” for four years, all four playing snare drum. She was co-captain of the drumline her senior year. Raven was also a member of Fusion Percussion (a WGI Open Class indoor line) in 2014, playing snare drum. She likes to play other instruments (drum set, guitar, bass and piano), write music, sing, watch Netflix, perform with The Phil Hamrick Band, serve at The Cove Church, and spend time with friends and family during her free time.
Here’s what Raven has to say about the PNNMB:
“I’m so proud to be a part of the PNNMB. I’ve already made so many long-lasting friends and learned so much in such little time. In the past, it was very difficult to gain respect as a female drummer. I was very nervous coming into college, but was pleasantly surprised by how welcoming the PNNMB can be. I’m grateful to be with such a talented group of people. I want to encourage all of the female drummers that might be interested in this marching band—you have to believe in yourself and be brave. It’s never going to be easy, but if you’re passionate, it will be completely worth it.”