Meet the Drum Majors
Hi everyone! My name is Maddy Powell and I'm so excited to be one of your Drum Majors for the 2018 season. I am a senior Social Work major from Benton, Kentucky. I have participated in marching band since eighth grade. This will be my fourth year in Racer Band and I am so pumped! My main instrument is clarinet. I am also a proud sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, the women's music fraternity on campus. I’ve also participated in symphonic band, pep band, and campus lights which were all awesome experiences.
Being in Racer Band is one of my favorite things about Murray State and you’re going to meet so many new friends and make a ton of memories!! If you have any questions about anything at all feel free to add me on Facebook or email me anytime! Have a great summer, can't wait to see all of you.
Hello Everyone! My name is Kevin Kortz and I am HYPED to be one of your Drum Majors for the 2018 Racer Band Season! When Im not on the podium, Im playing saxophone and earning my degree in Music Business with a minor in Business Administration. This will be my third year of Racer Band. I’v played in many ensembles here at MSU including the MSU Jazz Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Blue Jazz Combo, and Saxophone Quartet. I’m from Paducah, KY and graduated from McCracken County High School. I’m a member of cNAfME (Collegiate National Association for Music Education) and a proud brother of Phi Mu Alpha.
Racer Band is more than just half time shows and pep band, it’s a professional organization that knows how to rehearse hard, perform hard, and play hard. We believe in putting in hard work as well as having FUN while doing it. You will be around people who love to have fun, play music, and know how to be professional when need be.
I look forward to meeting you all and hope that your summer is amazing! If you have any questions regarding Racer Band or anything about the Music Department, don't hesitate to contact any of us!
Hi Racer Band! My name is Abby Ward and I am one of your 2018 Racer Band Drum Majors! I am a sophomore music education major from Princeton, Kentucky. This is my second year in Racer Band, and I could not be more excited. When I am not conducting the Racer Band, I am playing trumpet in the music department or spending time with my sisters in Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity. I am involved in many ensembles such as Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Trumpet Ensemble, and many more. So, if you ever have any questions about the Murray State Music Department or being a music major, feel free to contact me! Racer Band is by far my favorite organization on campus, and you will soon see why! If you need anything do not hesitate to contact me on Facebook, by phone, or by email. Have a wonderful Summer and I will see you this Fall!