The CMB is lucky to have amazing support alumni and community volunteers. The sights and sounds you hear would not be possible without their assistance and expertise.
Vivian McCoy, Drumline Coach, is from Atlanta, GA and started marching band when she was 12 years old. She marched four seasons with the CMB. (3 years on quads and 1 on snare). She also performed with UVA's Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Basketball Band including the 2019 National Championship band (GO HOOS!). She was CMB's Drumline Captain in 2018. Vivian graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and now works as a project engineer for a general contractor in Richmond, VA.
Tom Pajewski is the band’s photographer. As his day job, Dr. Pajewski is director of Neuroanesthesia at UVA Hospital. He and his 4 children have been taking pictures at band events for almost a decade. He donates his time & talents to the band in so many ways. He's also a financial donor to the band band. He says the energy the band brings to every rehearsal and performance is inspiring to him despite never having a child in band. He has been an outstanding mentor for many of the CMB members aspiring to enter the field of medicine. Outside of being at UVA Anesthesiologist, Dr. Pajewski travels regularly to Laos, Ethiopia and elsewhere abroad to provide medical care for impoverished areas of the world.
Andrew Bennett-Jackson graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a B.S. in chemistry with specialization in chemical physics. During his time at UVA, he was a member of the Cavalier Marching Band, playing clarinet, being a member of the uniform crew, and playing bassoon in concert band. After graduating, he held the position of Cavalier Marching Band Events and Administrative Assistant for three years. In 2015, he was accepted to Drexel University and is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in materials science and engineering. Andrew’s research investigates light-matter interactions at the nanoscale via the bulk photovoltaic effect. Using a combination of pulsed laser deposition to grow epitaxial thin films and nanofabrication techniques such as electron beam lithography, Andrew aims to understand how to improve the sunlight-to-power conversion efficiency in noncentrosymmetric complex oxide systems. In addition, he also focuses on expanding modern physical vapor deposition methods to achieve novel electronic properties in thin films. He is so dedicated to the CMB, that he continues to make the 5 hour trip to Grounds to help every game day.
Mico Brooks was a CMB trumpet player from 2013-2016. Originally from Mississippi, he and his family moved to Charlottesville, VA while he was in high school. He was a CMB member via Piedmont VA Community College. After completing 4 years with the band, he began volunteering with the band at band camps, on game days and whenever he can find the time in his schedule!
Kearby Chen first joined the CMB in 2004 as a first year saxophone player. After marching for four years, he served the band as a graduate assistant, and has been volunteering for the CMB since. Kearby provides technical & logistical support for the band program, as needed. In his professional life, Kearby serves as the Vice President of Client Services at Workshop Digital, a Richmond-based agency focused on delivering and implementing handcrafted, results-driven digital marketing strategies. Kearby is a DOUBLE-HOO, holding a M.S. in Commerce and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from UVA.
Margaret Marsh has been performing as a harpist and pianist for many years. She has given lecture-demonstrations and solo recitals, belonged to instrumental ensembles of all sizes, accompanied vocal groups and soloists, participated in pit orchestras for musicals and operas, and provided therapeutic music in neonatal intensive care units. She has taught harp and piano in her studio and at universities. Ms. Marsh holds six advanced degrees including music degrees from West Virginia University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Northwestern University. Margaret has traveled to all seven continents and currently free lances in the Charlottesville area while working in Human Resources at the University of Virginia. She has volunteered with the Cavalier Marching Band and the University of Virginia Wind Ensemble since 2014.
Beth Mosolgo-Clark discovered her interest in marching band after her high school and college years ended. She says it best in her own words: "Luckily for me, as a Charlottesville resident, I found there was a college marching band right under my nose! One thing led to another and in 2011 I joined the Cavalier Marching Band in the volunteer role of bass amp support. During my years with the CMB, I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to attend multiple bowl games and ACC championship, and the ultimate: march in the two-and-a-half-mile Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade."