The Leadership Council includes a variety of student leadership from both band and orchestra.  All of the section leaders are de facto members of the council by default.  The Council is presented with a slate of officers selected by the director each year who serve executive functions.  It meets approximately once a month to discuss a variety of items pertaining to band and orchestra.  Some of these agenda items include:

  • Scheduling

  • Organizing events (rehearsals, concerts, festivals etc.)

  • Fundraising (FunkRaiser and others)

  • Problem solving some common student issues with the program

Any student who is interested in participating in the Leadership Council is invited.  We particularly encourage underclassmen to consider joining so that your voice is heard.  E-mail Mr. Mac about joining if you're interested.  

2019-20 Council Officers

Co-Presidents:  Jeanette Kim (Orchestra) and Ryan Pratt (Band)

Co-Vice Presidents:  Lauren Tsai and Matt Brooks II

Orchestra Chief of Staff:  Ellie Carter

Band Chief of Staff: Stephanie Yee

Band Secretary:  Valerie Zhang

Assistant Band Secretary: Jillian Collins

Orchestra Secretary:  Amy Grove

Assistant Orchestra Secretary:  VACANT

Treasurer:  Julia Lin

Assistant Treasurer:  Kenneth Choi

Press Secretary:  VACANT

Drum Majors:  Matt Brooks I, Shane Jaeger, Ryan Pratt           

Leadership Committees and Chairpersons:

FunkRaiser Committee:

Freshmen Relations (Sophomores preferable):  

Peer Mentoring:  Kenneth Choi (chair),

Community Outreach:

Ridgefield Music Mattes Liaisons

Fundraising: VACANT

Social Committee:  Shane Jaegar, Amy Grove

Publicity and Outreach: VACANT

Advocacy: VACANT

Small Ensemble Coordinators:

Rockestra:  Lauren Tsai

Chamber Orchestra:  Lauren Tsai

Funk Band:  Kellan Barrett

External Event Manager: Aidan Flaherty

To get involved, contact your ensemble director and tell them you want to participate in the leadership council. You don’t have to be a section leader or the best musician…if you want a chance to contribute your skills to our program, we will involve you in steering the ship. Your input is as valuable to us as we are to you!