Passion Spirit Determination Integrity Community
Established in 2012, the Thunderbird Marching Band is a family. Through hard work and dedication, we have rightfully earned our reputation as a passionate group of cheerful musicians who spread school spirit around the campus and the community. Comprised of talented musicians of different backgrounds, the true colours of our collaborative efforts shine through with each and every performance. The members of the Thunderbird Marching Band share a special bond with each other and with the community.
DISTANT, BUT STILL CONNECTED
While this means that the band experience this year will be very different from previous years, this does not mean that we can't continue with band activities in a different way. We are having biweekly online musical challenges and social events. We are also in the process of establishing safety measures so we can have outdoor, socially-distanced rehearsals.
If you are looking for a musical community, whether you are in Vancouver or not, we are here for you.
MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
The People Behind the Scenes
LIA PENNEFATHER - PRESIDENT
Lia is a fifth year Computer Science student who has been with the band and the exec team for the better part of her undergrad. She has also been TMB's treasurer, and logistics officer. She is known for her high energy, dance moves and dropping her music during performances.
NICOLAS MOSS - DRUM MAJOR
Nic graduated from UBC Engineering in 2019 and has been a member of TMB's drumline since the days when the band only owned a single snare and a single bass. He has returned to TMB this year to help provide musical leadership as the band continues to grow.
LUIS NOGALES - LOGISTICS OFFICER
Luis is a third year Science student. He has played many instruments including the Alto Saxophone, Bassoon Piano, and Bass. He really enjoys playing the Alto Saxophone in TMB and is looking forward to seeing the band grow and evolve in the coming year. His favourite part about band is the amazing community of people that are involved in playing and running it. He hopes to bring the band’s physical and digital assets to a new level of organization.
KATYA HERNANDEZ-POL - QUARTERMASTER
Katya is a 4th-year Science student, hiking enthusiast, and fried food lover. She has been playing the trombone in the UBC marching band for the past three years. She is very excited to be the first ever Quartermaster for 2020-21 and meeting all the amazing newcomers!
TRISTAN KOZYNIAK - SECRETARY
Tristan is a 3rd year Science student in Plant Biology. He has played the trombone for 8 years and has been a part of the Thunderbird Marching Band for 2 years. He looks forward to sending out weekly emails, helping to coordinate the band's activities, and having a good time at gigs!
ETHAN LEE - TREASURER
Ethan is a second-year Science student who has experience playing a variety of instruments, from trombone to clarinet. After an amazing first year in the band, he is excited to start his second year as treasurer. He looks forward to welcoming new members to the TMB family.
SHEENA YAN - PUBLICITY OFFICER
Sheena is a 3rd-year Manufacturing Engineering student and has been playing Alto Saxophone in the band for two years. She enjoys playing at UBC Thunderbirds events and has had a lot of fun together with the other band members. She is also the person behind all social media platforms. In the following year, she looks forward to meeting new members and sharing the excitement and passion about music.