The Battalion’s first ever drum majors were selected at the corps' March brass camp, and we couldn't be more excited to introduce you to them. Get to know a little bit more about them below!
Kylie Lincoln (Head Drum Major)
Kylie Lincoln is a sophomore at the University of Utah where she is majoring in music performance on bassoon. She plays both the bassoon and contrabassoon for the Wind Ensemble and is a member of the Double or Nothing double reed quartet. Kylie served as drum major for her high school for three years where she fell in love with the marching arts. Her freshman year at the U, Kylie played cymbals on the drumline and this last season served as Drum Major.
Personal Statement: “I am incredibly excited and honored to be a member of the inaugural season of the Battalion. We are creating something special that will serve the participants as well as the surrounding community.”
Caleb Hodson (Assistant Drum Major)
Caleb is from Houston, Texas and currently attends Brigham Young University studying Music Education. His primary instrument is the clarinet and in high school had the opportunity to perform in several all state bands and some of the top high school bands and orchestras in the state. During marching seasons, he served as a section leader and twice as drum major where he fell in love with the activity. Caleb currently performs with the BYU Wind Symphony and is excited for this opportunity to participate in and make history with a DCI organization.
Personal Statement: "I hope we can create an environment of professionalism that channels the high level of talent and determination every member of this corps has and inspire others through a masterpiece we are proud of."
Andy Blomfelt (Assistant Drum Major)
Andy Blomfelt, from Fort Collins, Colorado, is a senior at Fossil Ridge High School who will attend the University of Colorado Boulder in 2016 as a music composition major. He currently performs as the principal clarinet in the FRHS Wind Symphony, who will perform one of his works in April. He has also led his high school marching band to two state champion titles, serving as a section leader for three years and a featured soloist for two years.
Personal Statement: "The Battalion has a unique opportunity to change the standards of drum corps for decades to come; our success in this will be determined by the dedication of every individual."