“No other activity compares to the feeling you get when you perform out there on the turf side by side with your friends.” Damian Rodriguez is a freshman at UNC Charlotte majoring in computer science. He plans on attending Officer Candidate School in pursuit of a promising career as a military aviator, with hopes of […]

At our last home game, we made a special presentation to Phil and Lisa Dubois for their unwavering support of the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band. Our students, faculty and staff offer a heartfelt thank you to the Dubois for their tremendous help in bringing the “Pride of Niner Nation” to life. Thank you […]

“You create friendships, memories and experiences with people of all ages that you’ll take through the rest of your life.” Makenzie Davis is a freshman at UNC Charlotte majoring in math. She plans to concentrate in actuarial sciences in order to pursue becoming an actuary after graduation. This is her first year in the Pride […]

“PNNMB truly embraces community and we’re committed to building something bigger than ourselves.” Hayden Askea is a freshman at UNC Charlotte, and he is a clarinet player in the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band. He is studying marketing in hopes of working with student groups in the hospitality and tourism industry. Hayden is from […]

“Joining PNNMB has allowed me to appreciate the university more than most people.” Connor Ridgeway is a freshman at UNC Charlotte. He plans on majoring in music education and wants to become a high school band director. This is his first year as a member of PNNMB’s trumpet section. Connor is from Hendersonville, North Carolina […]

“I’ve met so many amazing people and have seen myself grow not only as a performer and a spinner, but also as a person.” Kayla Jones is a sophomore transfer student at UNC Charlotte, majoring in biology. After graduation, she plans to continue her education by attending medical school, in order to her pursue her […]

Are you a graduate of UNC Charlotte and were a member of the PNNMB? Well we have an Axe-Citing event for you! Please join us in our first-ever event geared toward graduated PNNMB members for ALUMNI BAND DAY on Saturday, October 26. Join us by performing alongside the PNNMB in all pep band performances, on-field […]

“What better place to show pride than that of being a member of the Pride of Niner Nation?” Matthew Barker is an incoming freshman from Vale, North Carolina. He will be graduating from West Lincoln High School this June where he is the Student Body Vice President. Matthew plans to pursue a major in international […]

As the “Pride of Niner Nation” Marching Band approaches our fifth season, we introduce you to our drum majors; Emily Golden, Gavin Fulker and Roderick Keys. Emily Golden, Drum Major Emily is a junior music education major from Morehead City, North Carolina. She graduated from West Carteret High School. Under the direction of Kim Barclift, […]

“Joining PNNMB was the best decision I made coming into college” Tucker Smith graduated this weekend with his Bachelor of Music, concentration in Music Education. He started his journey with the “Pride of Niner Nation” Marching Band during our inaugural year as Tenor Saxophone Section Leader. Throughout his four years, he served PNNMB as Alto […]

We are very pleased to announce that Shayna Stahl will be joining us as our new Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands! Ms. (soon to be Dr.) Stahl will be a wonderful addition to our family and will be a great help as we continue to build a strong band program at UNC Charlotte. […]

“After being a member of both the Winds and Drumline, I can say that everyone has a place in the Pride of Niner Nation, just like I found mine!” Gavin Fulker is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte, majoring in music education. After graduation, he plans to go onto graduate school for a degree in conducting […]

“Being in the PNNMB has given me the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself, and has pushed me to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be.” Madeline is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte, double-majoring in applied anthropology and computer science with a concentration in cybersecurity. After graduation, […]

“PNNMB is a family, and I’m honored to be a part of something as truly special as this.” Brandon Burnette is a junior at UNC Charlotte, majoring in business management with a concentration in talent management. Upon graduation he plans to work as a talent agent, and one day run his own agency. This is […]

“PNNMB has been the most-influential part of my time at UNC Charlotte so far.” Carmen is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte, majoring in psychology and minoring in dance. When she isn’t rehearsing with the PNNMB or studying in the library, she is working in a dance studio on campus or hanging out with her friends. […]

Join us in welcoming Dr. Joseph Scheivert as the Interim Director of Athletic Bands! Dr. Scheivert comes to us from the University of Iowa, where he served as Graduate Assistant for University Bands while studying Wind Conducting. At Iowa, Dr. Scheivert worked extensively with the Hawkeye Marching Band and Iowa Pep Band as well as […]

“This band has let me grow not only musically, but also as a person.” Teely Yang is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte, majoring in international studies and minoring in Japanese. She intends to follow the pre-med track, and upon graduation, continue her education in the medical field. This is Teely’s second year with the PNNMB […]

“I’ve met some of my best friends from being in this band.” Brandon Goetz is a junior at UNC Charlotte, majoring in finance with a concentration in finance & accounting. After graduation, he plans to work at an accounting firm or in investment banking. Brandon plays trumpet and has been in the marching band for […]