Hello! My name is Chloe Ellison and I serve as the Secretary for the Colgate Raider Pep Band. I am from Fort Collins, Colorado. I am a member of the 2022 class year and I am pursuing a double major in Music and Art History. I play both piano and percussion and am a member of the drumline in the pep band. I am also a member of the Colgate University Orchestra, Chamber Players, and the club DoRAK (Do Random Acts of Kindness).
As Secretary, my responsibilities include sending weekly emails to the pep band with scheduling and other important information regarding practices, games and other events, and recording the attendance at each game and rehearsal. I also manage the Pep Band’s social media accounts and work with the other officers to organize and run pep band events.
In high school I was extremely involved in the music community and was a member of the symphonic band, symphony orchestra, marching/pep band where I served as center snare and section leader, pit orchestra, various chamber groups, my church choir and handbell choir, and I was involved in various honor bands, including All State Orchestra. I also served as the president of my school’s music honor society. While transitioning to Colgate my hope was that I would continue to be extremely involved in music and build another strong community. Pep band has been an important part of my integration into
Colgate. I’ve made a lot of friends and it has been a fun way to continue playing outside of my music major requirements. The pep band is a tightly knit group and it made it easy for me to transition into college. I have valued the relationships I’ve built with the members of the pep band. I’ve also been introduced to other clubs and opportunities through the pep band members. We would love to have you come and try pep band out, it is a great way to become involved in the Colgate community. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions related to pep band or Colgate, and I hope you will
consider joining the Raider Pep Band!