New PNNMB Director

Dr. Joseph Scheivert

Join us in welcoming Dr. Joseph Scheivert as the Interim Director of Athletic Bands! Dr. Scheivert comes to us from the University of Iowa, where he served as Graduate Assistant for University Bands while studying Wind Conducting.

Member Spotlight - Teely Yang (Winds)

Teely Yang

Teely Yang is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte, majoring in international studies and minoring in Japanese. She intends to follow the pre-med track, and upon graduation, continue her education in the medical field.

Member Spotlight - Brandon Goetz (Winds)

Brandon Goetz

Brandon Goetz is a junior at UNC Charlotte, majoring in finance with a concentration in finance & accounting. After graduation, he plans to work at an accounting firm or in investment banking. Brandon plays trumpet and has been in the marching band for three years.

Member Spotlight - Jeremy Williams (Drumline)

Jeremy Williams

Jeremy Williams (also known to the band as “J Cole”) is a junior at UNC Charlotte, majoring in construction management engineering. He was born and raised right here in the beautiful city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Member Spotlight - Alissa Isenhour (Colorguard)

Alissa Isenhour

Alissa Isenhour is a Greater Charlotte Consortium student who will be attending UNC Charlotte in the near future. She is currently a freshman enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), majoring in dance with concentrations in performance, choreography and dance education. After graduating, she hopes to start teaching in a studio and eventually open one of her own.

Member Spotlight - Riley Kirwan (Winds)

Riley Kirwan

Riley Kirwan is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte, majoring in music education. He hopes to teach middle school band after college and eventually work toward achieving a master’s degree in music. This is Riley’s second year with the PNNMB and he plays the baritone. He grew up in Matthews, NC and graduated from David W. Butler High School.

Member Spotlight - Xavier Esquilin (Winds)

Xavier Esquilin

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.

Member Spotlight - Raven Pfeiffer (Drumline)

Raven Pfeiffer

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.

Member Spotlight - Jarod Ricks (Colorguard)

Jarod Ricks

Jarod Ricks is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte, majoring in business with a concentration in management information systems and minoring in journalism. After graduation, he plans to continue his education at the graduate level where he then plans to become a business database analyst. This is his second year as part of the PNNMB Colorguard and his first year on the weapon line. When he isn’t devoted to his studies, Jarod likes to spend time with his friends and volunteer as a Niner Guide for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC Charlotte.

Member Spotlight - Brianna Douglas (Winds)

Brianna Douglas

Brianna Douglas is a senior at UNC Charlotte, majoring in physics and minoring in music. After graduation, she plans to continue her education at the graduate level, concentrating in astrophysics and astronomy. This is her second year in PNNMB, and she now serves as a member of the Student Leadership Staff in the role of clarinet section leader. She holds the duties of keeping the clarinet section (a.k.a. “CSQUAD”) musically apt, together with marching and also keeping the section a family (and up to date on their notorious dance skills!).