Xavier Esquilin

"Joining this marching band might have possibly been my best decision in college thus far.”

Xavier Esquilin is a freshman at UNC Charlotte, majoring in computer science with a concentration in cyber security. After college, he would like to work in a government cyber security agency or join the cyber security team of a major bank. Xavier plays sousaphone, and this is his first year as a member of the PNNMB. In his free time, he likes to go out and be active in intramural sports such as basketball and flag football.

Xavier is from Rosedale Queens, New York, but spent his last six years living in Greensboro, North Carolina. He Graduated from Walter Hines Page High School in Greensboro, NC. He was a member of the Page High School “Pirate Marching Band” where he played sousaphone for four years and served as a section leader of the low brass. His favorite part of being in marching band is the family aspect that comes with it. He takes pride in being with a group of people who love their craft and want to come together to make each other better.

Here’s what Xavier has to say about the PNNMB:

“When I caught wind that UNC Charlotte was in the process of putting together a marching band, I knew I wanted to join. I have only had positive experiences, starting all with my section. This is my family and I thoroughly enjoy being with them. Being with the band is amazing because we laugh together in times of rest… but get work done when it’s time to put a show on the field. My favorite part of band besides the family aspect is the joy everyone has after we grind out a new show, having it ready for performance. Being in the PNNMB makes it easy to love Charlotte and call it my second home. It’s always nice to have a place where you know you are welcome, and when you need help there is an army to help you. Joining this marching band might have possibly been my best decision in college thus far.”


By Dr. Chesley Black, Student Leadership Program & Media Director