Jake Finn (Head Drum Major) - Email
War Eagle! My name is Jake Finn, and I am honored to return for my second season as an AUMB Drum Major and my first season as Head Drum Major.
I graduated from Montevallo High School in 2008 and transferred to Auburn from the University of Montevallo (where I studied music education) in the Fall of 2011. I am now a Senior studying Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Tribology. This will be my fifth year in the AUMB and fourth year on the leadership team, including two previous years as tuba section leader. I have served 6 years in the army reserves, stationed in Birmingham, Al with the 313th Army Band. I have also played bass trombone and euphonium with the Auburn Symphonic winds for three years and tuba and trombone with the Dean’s Brass Quintet for three years.
Through all of my experiences in both school and band, I have found that one of the most important qualities of a successful program is ‘family.’ The transition from high school to college can be rough, but with the help of your colleagues, you can do anything! I strongly believe in the spirit of the AUMB, and that every bit of hard work that you put into this program will be reciprocated back to you. The AUMB promotes responsibility, integrity, passion, hard work, and leadership. Not only will you take these qualities with you as you move on to new stages in your life, but you will also gain a new network of friends that is stronger than any other you may have experienced. I hope that you consider joining the AUMB family, and if you have any questions concerning your future at Auburn University please feel free to shoot me an email!
Jonathan Corona - Email
War Eagle! My name is Jonathan Corona, and I am honored to serve as a drum major for the 2015 Auburn University Marching Band. I am a senior from Rome, Georgia pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design and my Masters Degree in Community Planning with a concentration in transportation. I’ve previously served as a proud member of the trombone section for the past 2 seasons.
In addition to being a part of the AUMB, I have participated in the Auburn Jazz Ensemble, served as an Assistant Director for Freshman Leadership Programs, an SOS Transfer Student Orientation Leader, the President of Auburn Mentoring Program, and a National Officer for Silver Wings. All of these experiences, as well as many others, have allowed me to discover my passion for leadership, character-building, and teamwork.
I didn’t begin my marching band career until my sophomore year, so I found several opportunities to engage myself on campus throughout my freshman year. However, joining the AUMB was absolutely the best decision I’ve made since choosing Auburn as my home. Being a part of an organization that exemplifies the qualities of Auburn men and women has challenged me to develop not only my music and marching skills, but also my character, and I cannot wait to start another great season! I look forward to seeing all of you at preseason camp! If you have any questions about the marching band or Auburn in general, please don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail or find me on Facebook. War Eagle!
Hannah-Rose Duraski - Email
War Eagle! My name is Hannah Rose Duraski and I am honored to be serving as one of your Drum Majors for the 2015-2016 season! I am from Auburn, AL and I graduated from Auburn High School in 2013. I am headed into my Junior year majoring in Music Education. Outside of marching clarinet for the past two year, I have participated in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Chamber Choir. I am also a sister of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Service Sorority, and a proud member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the National Band Association, Music Teachers National Association, and NAfME.
Being a part of the AUMB is an experience like no other. From the first step-off at Preseason Camp to jogging out of the tunnel, you know that you are a part of something bigger than yourself. Not only do we represent Auburn University, but we represent a family. I am so excited that you have chosen to become a part of ours!
I am happy to answer any of the questions you have about the AUMB, Auburn, or just anything in general! Feel free to contact me via Facebook or Email. I can’t wait to see all of you at Preseason Camp! Welcome to our family and War Eagle!
Erika Sieber - Email
War Eagle everyone!! My name is Erika Sieber and I’m so honored to be serving as one of your drum majors for the 2015-2016 season. I’m heading into my senior year at Auburn majoring in Biomedical Sciences Pre-Pharmacy with a minor in German. This upcoming season will be my fourth with the Auburn University Marching Band after spending my three previous seasons as a member of the mellophone section.
I am from Marietta, Georgia, but moved to Ormond Beach, Florida a little over a year ago. I graduated from Marietta High School in 2012, where I served as a drum major for one year. Besides participating in the AUMB during my time here, I have also performed in the Auburn University Pep Band, Concert Band, and Campus Band. I am also a proud member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Fraternity for College Bandmembers.
Being a part of the Auburn University Marching Band has been the best experience of my life. The AUMB is an organization of 380 hard-working and dedicated students that love Auburn just as much as you do. Not only do you get to perform every Saturday for the Auburn Family with your best friends in Jordan-Hare Stadium, you will have experiences that you can take with you for a lifetime. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to send me an email or find me on Facebook! I cannot wait to meet all of you at preseason camp and War Eagle!!
Hannah Clapp - Email
War Eagle! My name is Hannah Clapp, and I am honored to be serving as one of the RAT leaders for the 2015-2016 season! I am heading into my senior year at Auburn majoring in Political Science, and this upcoming year will be my third year with the drumline.
Coming to Auburn has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Although going off to college can seem scary and exciting at the same time, the AUMB has been a literal home away from home. I have met some of my very best friends through this organization all while representing the school that I love.
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you at our preseason camp! Please don’t hesitate to email me or find me on Facebook if you have any questions. I promise you that my time in the AUMB and my job at the Foy Information Desk has prepared me well to answer any questions that you may have about our program or the university in general. I cannot wait to see you all in August, and once again, WAR EAGLE!
Ashley Garner - Email
Hello Everyone! My name is Ashley Garner, and I am so very excited about serving as one of your R.A.T. Leaders for the 2015 season! I am a junior in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Birmingham, AL, where I graduated from Hoover High School in 2013. This season will be my third on the Auburn University Majorette Line. I am also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.
I am constantly thankful that I decided to audition to be a part of the AUMB my freshmen year. Through this program, I have met some of my absolute best friends who have become my support system and my family. I am absolutely honored and privileged to be able to serve and help lead an organization that has given me so much.
Ultimately, I just really love Auburn, the AUMB, and all of you guys! I cannot wait to meet and get to know every one of you at Preseason Camp in August! I can promise you that being a part of this program is something completely worthwhile. Until Preseason Camp, if you have any questions about anything, feel free to email me or find me on Facebook. War Eagle!
Robert Boothe - Email
War Eagle! My name is Robert Boothe and I am so excited to serve as a R.A.T. Leader for the 2015 season! I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry, Pre-Medicine and this will be my third year marching as a member of the Trumpet section. I'm also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. I am originally from Huntsville, AL, where I graduated from Virgil I. Grissom High School in 2013.
Joining the AUMB my freshman year was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have gained so many close friends through the AUMB, and have also made some of the best memories of my life these past two years. The AUMB embodies everything that is Auburn: spirit, tradition, and family. It is such a privilege and an honor to be a part of an organization that represents such an amazing university.
I can't wait to meet every single one of you this August at Preseason camp! I can promise you that coming to Auburn and deciding to join the Family will be one of the best decisions you have ever made. Until then, feel free to email me any of your questions or find me on Facebook. War Eagle!
Elijah Clark - Email
I’m Elijah Clark and I am honored to serve as one of the R.A.T. Leaders for the 2015 Auburn University Marching Band! I’m a Senior in Music Education and play in the tuba section.
I graduated from Eastside High School in Covington, Georgia in 2012. I was not raised an Auburn fan but once I came to the Plains I was sold! Since coming to Auburn I have been a brother of Phi Mu Alpha, and have served as an officer in the National Band Association. I perform in a number of different ensembles including pep band, symphonic band, and orchestra.
Auburn is truly the greatest place in the world and coming to school here is one of the best experiences you will ever have. Audition for the Auburn University Marching Being a memeber of the AUMB is worth every minute spent working to be a part of one of the oldest and famous organizations on campus. I cannot wait to meet each and every one of you, make sure you fill out your Membership Intent Form, and never hesitate to ask me or anyone on leadership any questions, whether it be through email or Facebook or what have you!