Emily Golden, Drum Major
Emily is a junior music education major from Morehead City, North Carolina. She graduated from West Carteret High School. Under the direction of Kim Barclift, Craig Everett and Andrew Wright, she was a member of the West Carteret Marching Patriots, marching euphonium and serving as Low Brass Section Leader.
During her first year at UNC Charlotte, she marched baritone with the PNNMB... the first woman to do so. Emily plays euphonium in UNC Charlotte's Wind Ensemble and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Shawn Smith and Dr. Jeremy Marks. She is the President of the UNC Charlotte Brass Guild, an active member of the Student Advisory Council for the Department of Music, a part of the PNNMB Diversity Council and a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Emily enjoys coffee, science, corny jokes, working out and the beach.
"I'm so excited to serve as one of the drum majors for the PNNMB again this season," says Emily. "This next season for the Pride of Niner Nation will be full of positive change and consistent growth for all members."