The 2024 Executive Board

The Marching 97 is a completely student run organization with the exception of guidance from our faculty advisors. Read on to learn about the thirteen executives that comprise this year's board!

Manager - Marco Clark

The Marching 97 manager is the leader of the band off the field. As the head of the executive board, the manager's duties include running executive meetings and acting as the band's liaison between both Athletics and the University administration. The manager can be contacted at

Marco Clark '25 is a senior from Harleysville, Pennsylvania with a major in computer science and engineering with a minor in music. Marco has previously been toots '22 and staff ass '23. Marco plays trumpet and is part of Rank 6. He is also a part of other ensembles such as the wind ensemble, symphonic band, philharmonic orchestra, and brass ensemble. At Lehigh, Marco is a part of Kappa Kappa Psi. In his free time, Marco can be found playing Geoguesser, building Lego sets, or at a Wawa because it is a lifestyle.

Drum Major - Shannyn Konek

The Marching 97's drum major is responsible for running field practice and leading the band in performances. The drum major writes the first field show each season and organizes drill writing for the rest of the performances. Look for the drum major in a tall white hat as they lead the band in the traditional 'Marching LEHIGH'! Contact the drum major at

Shannyn Konek '26 is a junior from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with a double major in environmental engineering and earth and environmental sciences. She has previously been toots '23. She has played mellophone during her time in the band while being a part of rank 5. Shannyn is also a part of other ensembles such as symphonic band where she can be found playing the french horn. At Lehigh, she is a part of Kappa Kappa Psi. In her free time, she is either driving down a highway on the way to a hiking site with a coffee or Monster in hand or building Lego sets. A fun fact about Shannyn is that she is obsessed with watching food videos notably Cake Boss!

Staff Assistant - Colin Schofield

As the financial officer of the Marching 97, the staff assistant is in charge of the band's budget. The staff assistant is also responsible for helping with the various administrative duties of the band, such as paperwork and attendance. The staff assistant plans the annual band banquet at the end of each season as well! The Marching 97's staff assistant can be reached by emailing

Colin Schofield '25 is a senior from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania with a dual major in computer science & business and accounting. He was previously librarian ‘23. He plays the alto saxophone while previously being in ranks 7 and 6/9. Colin is also part of other ensembles such as Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Combo. At Lehigh, he is a part of Kappa Kappa Psi. When not in the band Colin can be found gaming, watching sports or anime, outdoors hiking or biking.

Publicity Manager - Crystal Flores

The publicity manager, or PubMan, is the band's link with the outside world- they are responsible for updating the band's website and social media, as well as writing the field show announcements. The other chief responsibility of the publicity manager is maintaining the band's strong relationships with its many alumni- they also organize events such as Alumni Band Day. The publicity manager can be contacted at

Crystal Flores '26 is a junior from Bethlehem Pennsylvania with a major in civil engineering. She has previously been toots '23. Crystal plays tenor saxophone and is part of rank 11(Best Rank). At Lehigh, she is a part of the Commuter Student Association and Chapters & Chats. When not in the band Crystal can be found watching anime, really bad reality TV, soccer, or Esports (Apex Legends). A fun fact about Crystal is that the 100th anime she completed was Attack on Titans!

Freshmen Managers (Refrosh & Refritch) - Liz Wolfe & Zach Groner

The freshmen managers of the Marching 97 - collectively known as Refrotch - are responsible for recruitment and retention of members of the 97. They are in charge of planning Marching 97 involvement at admitted students events, providing information to prospective band members, and helping the incoming class through their first season in the 97. The freshmen managers also organize themed psyche days to keep up morale and excitement. If you're thinking about joining the Marching 97, don't hesitate to email the freshman manager of your choice at (Zach Groner) or (Liz Wolfe).

Liz Wolfe '26 is a junior from Havertown, Pennsylvania with a major in economics and a minor in mass communication. She has previously been historian '23. Liz has been part of rank 8 playing bari saxophone but currently is part of rank 11 (Best Rank) playing tenor saxophone. Liz is also part of a symphonic band. In her free time, Liz can be found playing guitar. A fun fact about Liz is that she has a self-proclaimed perfect bagel assemblage recipe.

Zach Groner '25 is a senior from Tamaqua, Pennsylvania with a major in biochemistry and a minor in psychology. Zach plays tenor sax in rank 11 (Best Rank). Zach has previously been rank leader for rank 11 in '22 and '23. He is also a part of the symphonic band. At Lehigh, he is part of Kappa Kappa Psi, LU Chemistry Club, and Hawkathon. In his free time, Zach can be found cooking, playing video games, or binge-watching a show or movie! A fun fact about Zach is that he was voted the funniest member of Wheel Restaurant - Tamaqua.

Equipment Manager (Toots) - Kyla Richards & Henry Scott

The equipment managers are primarily responsible for distribution, maintenance, and transportation of many instruments of the Marching 97 - hence the nickname of Toots. Most members of the Marching 97 use instruments that belong to the band, so the equipment managers are never short of work, especially as they also tend to the miscellaneous technical needs of the band. The equipment managers can be contacted at

Kyla Richards '27 is a sophomore from Frankford, New Jersey with a double major in environmental studies and earth & environmental sciences and a minor in international relations. They have played alto saxophone while being a part of rank 6. Kyla is also part of other ensembles such as the wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble. In their free time, Kyla can be found roller skating, hiking, listening to music, hammocking, or playing video/board games. A fun fact about Kyla is that they are a beekeeper and their family has 7 hives in their backyard!

Henry Scott '27 is a sophomore from Warren, Rhode Island with a major in pharmaceutical chemistry and a minor in global studies. Henry has been part of ranks 8 and 1 while playing the trombone in the band. Henry is also part of other ensembles such as the wind ensemble, philharmonic orchestra, brass ensemble, and a brass quintet. Outside of the band, Henry can be found eating cereal, playing other instruments, running, meditating, or listening to music that your parents like. A fun fact about Henry is that he loves cold showers and works on a boat!

Uniform Manager (Suits) - Miranda Chiong

The uniform manager - more commonly known as Suits - is responsible for making sure everyone in the band looks their best on game day. The uniform manager is in charge of distribution and maintenance of uniforms, as well as ensuring everyone is properly attired at official events. The uniform manager can be contacted by emailing

Miranda Chiong '25 is a senior from the Poconos, Pennsylvania with majors in molecular biology and political science. Miranda has been part of rank 2 but currently is in rank 10 playing the clarinet. She previously was rank leader for rank 10 in '22 and '23. She is also part of other ensembles such as the Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band. She is also part of undergraduate research in the Spicer lab in Earth and Environmental Sciences. When not in the band Miranda can be found reading or hiking. A fun fact about Miranda is that she has a birthmark on the back of her right eye!

Student Conductor - Layne Raczy

The student conductor, or StudCon, of the Marching 97 is responsible for conducting the band in the stands during football games and at other performances as needed. Besides conducting, the responsibilities of the student conductor include rehearsing music with the band and selecting the songs played in the stands. The student conductor can be reached at

Layne Raczy '25 is a senior from Mohnton, PA majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in energy engineering. He plays tenor saxophone in the Marching 97 and baritone saxophone in the wind ensemble and symphonic band. Previously Layne had been toots '22 and StudCon '23. At Lehigh, Layne is also involved in Lehigh Underwater Robotics. In his free time, Layne can be found on a long distance running. He also has two dogs at home named Spooky and Brannigan!

Librarian - Adam Golian

The librarian of the Marching 97 organizes and maintains the band's music library. They are in charge of creating music folders for the band members, and copying and distributing music throughout the season. The librarian can be contacted at

Adam Golian '27 is a sophomore from Hopewell, New Jersey with a major in statistics and economics. Adam is a part of rank 3/12 playing cymbals. Besides the Marching 97, Adam is also in a symphonic band. At Lehigh, he is part of the running club.

Historian - Grace Ditmar

The historian's major responsibilities are the documentation and interpretation of the Marching 97's history. They maintain and contribute to our archives, and work to make our storied history accessible to band members and the public alike. The historian can be contacted at

Grace Ditmar '26 is a junior from Manahawkin, New Jersey with a major in computer science and a minor in earth & environmental science and music. She has been part of rank 10 and is currently in rank 2 playing the clarinet. Grace was previously rank leader for rank 2 in '23. Grace is also part of other ensembles such as symphonic band, wind ensemble, and clarinet choir. At Lehigh, she is a part of Kappa Kappa psi. When not in the band she can be found skiing, thrifting, or watching movies. A fun fact about Grace is that she works at an escape room.

Senior Representative - Heather Petersen

The senior representative of the Marching 97 is a member of the senior class responsible for a variety of tasks. They acquire food for the band on game days, plan the senior dinner at band camp, and organize various social events for the band to spend time together outside of rehearsals. The senior representative can be contacted by emailing

Heather Petersen '25 is a senior from Silver Spring Maryland with a double major in psychology and anthropology. Heather has been a part of ranks 11 and 10 and currently is part of rank 5. She originally played clarinet and later switched to mellophone. Heather is in other ensembles such as wind ensemble and symphonic band. At Lehigh, she is a part of Kappa Kappa Psi and does language research. When not in the band Heather can be found hiking, cooking, or swimming. A fun fact about Heather is that after finding out she didn't like business, her initial major at Lehigh, she switched to psychology and anthropology and now is very passionate about her major and overall career outlook!