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Educational & Support Staff

Steve McKeithen

Steve McKeithen

Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands

Steve McKeithen assumed his role at Fresno State in 2014. In addition to leading the athletic bands, he conducts the Fresno State Symphonic Band and teaches music education courses on campus.

Joseph Avery

Joseph Avery

Percussion Caption Head

Joseph Avery took the helm of the percussion section in 2015 and has been a driving factor in elevating our program which includes the formation of a World Class indoor percussion group, Red Wave Indoor, in 2017.

Esperanza Tovar

Esperanza Tovar

Color Guard Instructor

Esperanza Tovar began leading the color guard in 2018 and has contributed to many achievements with the group including the formation of an independent winter guard at Fresno State which had its inaugural season in 2023.

Rachel Stratton

Rachel Stratton

Administrative Assistant

Rachel joined the Bulldog Marching Band family in 2021. In addition to her role at Fresno State, she is an active color guard instructor in the Clovis Unified School District.

2023 Student Leadership

Section Leaders
Band Council

Kristene Kemmer

Blake McAllister

Fernando Romero

Thaliyah Sosa

Gabrie Standing

Ellie Flynn

Danielle Densmore

Tyler Webb

Alexander Gooch

Joseph Saelee

Brandon Bliatout

Rae Davey

Richard Posey

Head Drum Major

Assistant Drum Major

Assistant Drum Major



Alto Sax 

Tenor Sax




Bass Trombone 

Baritone/ Euphonium


Danielle Densmore 

Aidan Godinho

Davian Barba

Caleb Benson

Ruth Melchor

Ryann Diaz

Joseph Cota

Joey Ledesma

Kaylee Ghan

Colby Kuyper

Brisa Bergfeld

Melina Williams

TeMira Moore

Rachel Haugen

Isabella Caso

Richie Moring IV

Alec Post

Carmen Paredes

Olivia Palazuelos




Historian/ Web Master


Uniform Manager

Uniform Manager

Food Coordinator

Media Coordinator

Recruitment Coordinator

Recruitment Coordinator

Color Guard Rep

Color Guard Rep

Color Guard Rep

Piccolo Rep

Trombone Rep

Front Ensemble Rep

Sousaphone Rep

Trumpet Rep

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