Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps 2017 Student Leadership

Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2017 student leadership.

Ryan Paquin: Drum Major
Drum Major: Ryan Paquin

My name is Ryan Paquin and I’m a bassoonist from Piedra Vista High School in Farmington, New Mexico. Beyond playing bassoon in a concert setting I’ve also been the Drum Major for Piedra Vista for the past two years, and I’m exciting to get the opportunity to conduct the inaugural Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corps. I greatly look forward to this season!

Beth Ann Nielsen: Horn Sergeant
Horn Sergeant: Beth Ann Nielsen

Beth Ann Nielsen is a mellophone, horn, and trumpet player from Sandia High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Throughout the past four years she has been involved in her school’s Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, as well as the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program and All State Music Conference. Nielsen has been marching for four years, and has served as a section leader in the Sandia High School Marching Band for the past two years.

Casey Tessier: Center Snare
Center Snare: Casey Tessier

Casey Tessier is a percussionist from Sandia High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has had the privilege of working with many of New Mexico’s leading music educators and in addition to leading the Sandia Drum Line as center snare for the past two years she has been recognized as an Outstanding Soloist through the Albuquerque Jazz Festival. Outside from her studies in music, Casey is a classically trained dancer in a plethora of diverse styles with a passion for improvisational tap dancing. Casey is ecstatic to be leading Arsenal’s inaugural battery this upcoming season.