About Us & The YAC

The mission of the Young Alumni Council (YAC) is to build bridges connecting the current Redcoat Band and the Redcoat Band Alumni Association.

 Young Alumni Council
 Photo by Cathy Marszalik and Joshua Truitt

Why does the YAC exist?

      • The YAC was established this year in response to a recognized need for tailored young alumni initiatives.  In recent years we have developed a culture of delaying participation in alumni band activities for various reasons, the most common being we didn’t really know where we fit into the picture.  As the young alumni voice in the RBAA, the YAC hopes to ensure that recent graduates have a seamless transition into the RBAA and always feel right at home.

What are the YAC’s current objectives?

      • Actively engage both current Redcoats and Young Alumni
      • Spearhead outreach efforts with the current Redcoats
      • Support the RCB by ensuring the longevity of the RBAA
      • Create a welcoming environment for Alumni of all ages
      • Support the overall RBAA mission and objectives
Interested in getting involved with the YAC? Contact us at redcoatyoungalumni@gmail.com.

Who are “Redcoat Young Alumni”?

While we are all young at heart, “Redcoat Young Alumni” initiatives are geared towards alumni under the age 35.  WE ARE BY NO MEANS A SEPARATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, but recognize that the needs and wants of younger alumni are different from those who came before us.  We hope that you find these resources useful and reach out with ideas on how we can make the RBAA more effective for each of you.


Young Alumni Council Members

Christina Swoope ’11 – Young Alumni Council Chair

Alto Sax, 2006 | Drum Major, 2007-2009 | Staff, 2010

Christina Swoope

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Trent Clendennin ’10

Baritone, 2007-2008 | Drum Major, 2008-2009 

Trent Clendennin 

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Nathan Lawrence ’11 

Sousaphone, 2007-2011

Nathan Lawrence

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Leslie Stapley ’15

Clarinet, 2011 | Drum Major, 2012-2014

Leslie Stapley

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Katie Rogers ’10

Alto Sax, 2006-2010 | Band Captain 2010 

 KGR Pic for Website 2

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Amy Weimar ’11

Mellophone, 2006-2011

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