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Directors and Staff


KU Bands


Dr. Paul W. Popiel
Director of Bands

Dr. Matthew O. Smith
Associate Director of Bands/Director, Marching Jayhawks

Sharon Toulouse
Assistant Director of Bands

Administrative Assistant
Leslie O’Neil

Graduate Teaching Assistants
Dorothy Glick
Tyler Goudlock
Ben Harper
Luke Johnson
Sarah Stout

Colorguard Instructor
Melissa Smith

Drumline Instructors
Brandon Graves
Nick Spradlin

Drum Majors 2014
James Austin
Karynn Glover
Burke Slocum

Equipment Managers
Greg Baird
Casey Craig
Peter Gordon
Derek Smith

Uniform Managers
Rachel Frish
Landon Fruhauf
​Richard Hernandez
Nora Kanally

Librarians
Sarah Mikelait
Alex Nelson
Fern Stevermer
Kristen Wells

Kappa Kappa Psi President
Taylor Haid

Tau Beta Sigma President
Alex Sizemore


Friends of the School of Music

School of Music Events
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually