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, workshops and social events.
We also have biweekly rehearsals that are either online or outdoors and socially-distanced, depending on the current regional restrictions.
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
LUIS NOGALES (he/him/his) - PRESIDENT
Luis is a fourth 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 help the band grow and get the band up and running in a live and in person environment in this coming season.
KIERAN DOUGLAS (he/they) - DRUM MAJOR
Kieran hits things with sticks and is a jazz major at Capilano University.
ETHAN LEE (he/him/his) - QUARTERMASTER/LOGISTICS OFFICER
Ethan is a third-year Science student who has experience playing a variety of instruments, from trombone to clarinet. He plays tenor saxophone for the TMB. After an amazing two years in the band, he is excited to start his third year as quartermaster. He looks forward to welcoming new members to the TMB family.
SHEENA YAN (she/her/hers) - SECRETARY
Sheena is a 4th-year Manufacturing Engineering student and has been playing Alto Saxophone in the band for three years. She enjoys playing at UBC Thunderbirds events and has had a lot of fun together with the other band members. In the following year, she looks forward to meeting new members and sharing the excitement and passion about music.
KIRI BHANA (they/them/theirs) - TREASURER
Kiri is a second year history major. They have played trombone for seven years and bass clarinet for three. They are very enthusiastic about the Thunderbird Marching Band, and look forward to making lots of music and getting to know all of the band’s members!
WINNIE HA (she/her/hers) - PUBLICITY OFFICER
Winnie is a fourth year history major and has been playing clarinet for twelve years. She previously marched for a 100+ piece band in Northern California in high school and she loves ice hockey. She loves posting all of the band's silly moments on Instagram stories!
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
More Coming Soon.