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FHN Drumline Alumni

FHN BAND SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

1993 - Doug Saus

1994 - Kim Hartman

1995 - Laura Hopmann, Sarah Kennedy, Derek Lay

1996 - Lauren Paul, Andy Wolff, Heather McCarthy

1997 - Stephanie Wetzel, B.J. Schone, Katie Sainz

1998 - Ryan Hartman, Paul Richardson, Katie Boettcher

1999 - Melanie Apple, Erin Bartley, Aaron Van Roekel


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DREW BROECKLEMAN - Drew marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1995-96 season through the 1997-98 season, playing in the bass drum line all three years. He also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Drew marched in 1998 and 1999 as a member of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps Drumline.


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BECKY FISHER - Becky marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1991-92 season through the 1994-95 season. She played in the pit her freshman and sophomore years and tenors her junior and senior years. Becky also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. She is currently studying music education at Southwest Missouri State University, where she plays tenors as a member of the drumline and is a three year member of the Percussion Ensemble.


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SARAH GRAHAM - Sarah marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1991-92 season through the 1994-95 season. She played cymbals her sophomore year and bass drum her junior and senior years. Sarah also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Among her other musical achievements are District Honors Concert Band for three years and All-State Band her senior year, in both of which she played clarinet. She is currently studying at Southwest Missouri State University, where she has played bass as a member of the drumline and is also a member of the Wind Ensemble playing clarinet.


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KIM "THE LADY OF THE DRUMS" HARTMAN - Kim marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1990-91 season through the 1993-94 season, acting as section leader her junior and senior years. She played 3rd bass drum her freshman year, tenors her sophomore and junior years, and snare her senior year. Kim also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Among her other musical achievements are District Honors Concert Band her junior and senior years, State Orchestra her senior year, four I ratings and one II rating at District Solo and Ensemble, I and II ratings at State Solo and Ensemble, and the 1994 FHN Band Booster Scholarship Award. Kim got her degree in music education from the University of Illinois, where she has participated in many ensembles, such as the Marching Illini Drumline and the I-PAN Steel Groove. She also instructed the Mahomet-Seymore H.S. Drumline during their 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons and is currently the drumline instructor and assistant band director at Hickman Mills High School.


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RYAN HARTMAN - Ryan marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1994-95 season through the 1997-98 season, playing snare all four years and acting as section leader his senior year. Ryan also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Among his other musical achievements are District Honors Concert Band his sophomore and senior years, three I ratings and two II ratings at District Solo and Ensemble, three I ratings at State Solo and Ensemble, the Outstanding Percussionist Award at the 1997 University of Illinois Marching Percussion Camp, three years of participation in the Missouri Lions Band, 2nd place in the Mozingo Music Marching Percussion Snare Solo Competition his freshman year, 1st place in the Mozingo Music Marching Percussion Snare Solo Competition his junior and senior years, and the 1998 FHN Band Booster Scholarship Award. Ryan is currently studying mathematics at the Arizona State University, where he is a member of the drumline.


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AMY HOPMANN - Amy marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1994-95 season through the 1997-98 season. She played tenors her freshman and sophomore years, and snare her junior and senior years. Amy also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Among her other musical achievements are two I ratings and one II rating at District Solo and Ensemble, and a I rating at State Solo and Ensemble. Amy is currently studying at Lindenwood University.


LAURA HOPMANN - Laura marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1991-92 season through the 1994-95 season. She played cymbals her freshman and sophomore years and pit her junior and senior years. Sarah also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, and the winter drumline. She was a recipient of the 1995 FHN Band Booster Scholarship Award and is currently studying at Lindenwood University.


SARAH KENNEDY - Sarah marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1991-92 season through the 1994-95 season. She played in the pit her freshman, sophomore, and junior years and snare her senior year. Sarah also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. She was a recipient of the 1995 FHN Band Booster Scholarship Award and is currently studying at the University of Kansas, where she plays tenors as a member of the drumline.


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LAUREN PAUL - Lauren marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1992-93 season through the 1995-96 season, acting as section leader her senior year. She played bass drum her freshman and sophomore years and snare her junior and senior years. Lauren also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. She also won the 1996 FHN Band Booster Scholarship Award. Lauren is currently studying at Southwest Missouri State University, where she has participated in the SMSU Pride Marching Band. She also marched cymbals for the 1998 and 1999 Colts Drum and Bugle Corps.


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PAUL RICHARDSON - Paul marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1994-95 season through the 1997-98 season. He played in the pit his freshman year and tenors his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Paul also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Among his other musical achievements are District Honors Concert Band his junior year, two I ratings and two II ratings at District Solo and Ensemble, I and II ratings at State Solo and Ensemble, 1st place in the Mozingo Music Marching Percussion Tenor Solo Competition, and the 1998 FHN Band Booster Scholarship Award. Paul marched tenors with the 1999 Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps Drumline and is currently studying music education at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He is also currently instructing the Francis Howell Central H.S. Drumline.


DOUG SAUS - Doug marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1989-90 season through the 1992-93 season. He played snare all four years. Doug also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Among his other musical achievements are a I rating at District Solo and Ensemble, a I rating at State Solo and Ensemble, and the 1993 FHN Band Booster Scholarship Award. Doug studied Computer Science at Truman State University, where he participated in the marching band and drumline. In 1995 and 1996, Doug marched snare for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.


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JEFF SMITH - Jeff marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1995-96 season through the 1997-98 season, playing in the bass drum line all three years and snare in the winter drumline his junior and senior years. He also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Jeff is studying music education at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He captured the DCI percussion title with the Cavaliers in 1999.


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JOHN STEINBRUEGGE - John marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1991-92 season through the 1994-95 season, playing in the bass drum line all four years. He also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. John is studying music education at Southwest Missouri State University, where he is the instructor of the drumline, principle percussion chair of the Wind Ensemble, and a four year member of the Percussion Ensemble. He also instructs the Glendale High School drumline and marched in 1998 as a member of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps Drumline.


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JEFF "BIG COUNTRY" THOMAS - Jeff marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1993-94 season through the 1996-97 season, playing snare all four years and acting as section leader his senior year. He also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Jeff was a member of the Kansas State University Drumline for a year and then transferred to the University of Missouri to study geography. He also marched snare in the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps Drumline from 1997 through 1999.


STEPHANIE WETZEL - Stephanie marched in the FHN Drumline from the 1993-94 season through the 1996-97 season, playing in the pit all four years and acting as pit section leader her junior and senior years. She also participated in concert band, symphonic wind ensemble, pep band, winter drumline, and the Fair St. Louis Honors Band. Among her other musical achievements are two I ratings and one II rating at District Solo and Ensemble, I and II ratings at State Solo and Ensemble, and the 1997 FHN Band Booster Scholarship Award. Stephanie is currently studying music education at Southwest Missouri State University.


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