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Anderson, Jessica
Clarinet, Piano, Vibes
Winterguard 2003

Hellu! I am still attending Oklahoma State University as a Sophomore/Junior in 2004-2005. During the summer I interned with the "Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)" as a graphic design and publications assistant, where I was also published (exciting!). I am now an official Graphic Design and Advertising/ Sales Major- and I am trying to find room to shove a triple major with Marketing in there- somewhere. I am living in an apartment with Kelley Turner, Shannon Randolp and Jennifer Taylor- which is hilarious fun- and Erin Turnage basically lives there too! If you are a clarinet player- then- you chose well and I send you my love- AS FOR THE REST OF YOU...anyway- I am currently involved- for lack of better terms- with the wonderful and talented Jacob Robbins, who graduated in 2001 and will be graduating at Tulsa University this coming spring as a Music Ed major!!- so check out his bio too- I am sure it is breathtaking! Hope life goes well for you- out there- in the abyss of the internet- reading this. Love you all and God Bless. Until Next Time.

Jessica Anderson

jessica.anderson@okstate.edu +1.918.810.7281

Last updated: 07/04



Berg-Jones, Stephanie
Clarinet
Current Location: Tulsa, OK
Email: beebs007@gmail.com 

 Hey everyone! Well, lots of things have happened since my last post. I graduated OSU in May 2007 with a Bachelors in Accounting and have been working with a construction company ever since as their Accounting Manager. I got married October 2010 and now have 2 wonderful step daughters! Life is great! I hope everyone is doing well! Feel free to email me!

"One more, one more time!"

Last updated: 09/11



Bogle, Matt
Percussion

 Well I figured the old one was a little out of date. I am now a junior at OSU in Stillwater. I am at Hotel and Restaurant Major. Pretty much staying busy with school and various catering events, trying to find time to play disc golf, or just hanging out with my girlfriend, Megan Peterson (BA). Still working at the Hideaway at 51st and Memorial, well only on the few weekends I come home, come in when there is no OSU Sporting event and I am sure to be there, I'll hook you up. Well I figure that's enough, take it easy everyone.

Last updated: 11/05



Buwa-Roe, Amanda
Front Ensemble

 Hey everyone! After reading many updates, I figured I should post mine as well.

In May, I graduated from Oklahoma State with a B.S. in Management. Just this week I started my first "real" job and I'm really excited about it. We'll see how that pans out.

Memorial day weekend of this year, I married one of the most wonderful men I have ever come across at the Oklahoma Aquarium (so much fun)! Tim and I now live in Tulsa and he's finishing his studies at OSU...when he's done he'll have a Master's in Accounting.

Those are the major happenings of my life right now. Congratulations to everyone who is recently engaged and/or married, as well as those of you that now have little ones running around.

If you'd like to contact me, send me an email or Facebook me. I'd love to hear from you!

Last updated: 08/07



Caudle, Peter
Baritone & Euphonium

 

 I'm currently chilling here in Norman. I'm into my third year of my zoology undergraduate degree. Plans are to attend physical therapy school upon graduation, and become a physical therapist. I still pick up the horn every once in awhile; I'm excited to march my fourth and final year with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (time flys). I hope all is well for everyone, period dot exclamation point. Peace.

Last updated: 01/06


Earnest, Matt
Percussion: Front Ensemble
Current Location: Austin, TX


Hi Friends:
Whelp, I'm STILL in school. After Union I went to Vanderbilt in Nashville for undergrad. Got a degree in chemical engineering and moved here to Austin for grad school at UT. Hopefully I'll be finishing up the PhD within a year, then...who knows.

Unfortunately, I wasn't really able to keep playing after high school, seeing how marimbas are so expensive and all but I still get lump in my throat and a tear in my eye every time I hear some Elfman play. I'm sure all you other 4-year seniors know what I'm talking about.

I keep in touch with RR band happenings vicariously though Facebook so if we're not friends add me.

Last updated: 02/12



Elkind, Richard
Snare

I'm currently a senior at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (#10 ranked basketball team at moment). I will be graduating in December of 2006 and hopefully work in D.C. for the spring before going to law school. I'm working right now as a research assistant for a law professor currently writing a book at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. This summer it looks like I will be studying at Oxford University. Still doing music here and life is good, feel free to email or get in touch with me other ways.

Last updated: 02/06



Guinn, Becca
Drum Major, Oboe, Alto Sax, Vocalist in Jazz Band

 

Hey everyone! I've been living in the Nashville area since 2005, when I transferred to Belmont University from OSU.  I graduated with my B.B.A. in Music Business in August 2008, and since then I've been bartending and trying to decide what to do next!  I live in Franklin,TN with my boyfriend Shea and a couple of cute puppy dogs. Hope everyone is well!!

Last updated: 05/09



Hannah-Miller, Kelsey
Flute

Email: flutiegirl19@yahoo.com 
Current location: Tulsa, OK 

Hey guys- A lot has happened in the past couple of years.
First off i will say that I just got married in Oct 2011 to a wonderful man named Kyle and have 2 step-daughters as well.
I have 2 kids of my own- Kaylee is 5 and is in Kindergarden and Gabriel is 4 and will be in Pre K in the Fall.
I am working at Union Public Schools as a duty assistant at Jefferson Elementary.
Hope to see you guys soon at either reunion or a football game.

 Last updated: 01/12



Hood, Megan
Colorguard

 Well hell-I got married!! It was a total "vegas" wedding too, we had a blast! So my husband, D'Angelo, and I are still living here in Las Vegas, I'm still working at the Tropicana, and everything is just going very very well! Hope everyone is happy, keep in touch!

July 2006 - Hell-my life has been umm...crazy! I'm back in Tulsa for now at least, shoot me an email or something!

Last updated: 07/06



Hurlbutt, Maggie
Colorguard
 

 

 Hey guys. This year has gone by so fast. John is back in Afghanistan but he'll be home in about 3 months. Next semester I am going to TCC. Getting some Gen Ed's out of the way and being closer to John. Some exciting news is, we got a puppy! He's a 2 year old beagle and he's so cute! He's also very smart. We found him at the Humane Society in Tulsa and we HAD to have him.

Last updated: 05/06



Knott, Audrey 
Flute, Piccolo, Oboe

 

 Hey Guys! I'm at OSU this year and I'm havin' a blast. So far I'm trying really hard not to sleep past my 7:30 classes and am currently in a desperate struggle not to gain the freshman 15. I can't wait for OBA, I'll be there "with bells on" as the saying goes. I'm sure the show will be awesome. Love you guys!

Last updated: 08/03


 




Mercier, Deborah
Colorguard

 Hey kids, another quick update: heading into my junior year at TU, still the postergirl for Kappa Alpha Theta and loving it, still double-majoring in Poli Sci and French and loving that too, and quite appropriately I'll be studying abroad in Paris from September 2005 to May 2006 and LOVING that. Sooooo a little over eight months living and studying and traveling in France; should be fun and interesting, plus it's kinda been a lifelong dream. I'll let you know how it goes...

Last updated: 08/05



Newman, Kristine
Colorguard

 

 Hey there! Since Miss Mercier is so persistent on me writing, I just will. Well, I'm finishing up my first (half) year at Oklahoma State. I started out at the University of Central Oklahoma, but in January I transferred over to OSU, which I would highly recommend to anyone! I love it here, especially the people I've met, and am so happy with what I'm doing. I'm a journalism major and it couldn't be more perfect. Next year 
I'm working for OSU's paper, The Daily O'Collegian, and am looking forward to it soooo much. I hope everyone is well and enjoying life! *muah* :)

Last updated: 02/05



Nolen, Melanie
Marching-tenor sax, jazz-alto sax

 

 Hello, everyone! At Erin's insistence, I decided to send in my "bio." I'm now at the University of Arkansas, double- majoring in music and English. I absolutely love it here...the campus is beautiful, the people are incredibly friendly, and, aside from the fact that I have to park practically in Nebraska, I have every convenience and opportunity here that I would wish for. I am marching in the RMB, which is incredibly fun (I've heard that other college marching bands are hell, so I suppose I am lucky), and playing bari in the Wind Symphony. Other than that, I am just going to class, living off Raman Noodles, and seeing how late I can stay up prior to my 8:00 classes (I haven't pulled an all-nighter yet, but stay tuned). College life is a blast, but I miss all of you in the RR!! I'm sure I'll be around to watch Mal, so I'll see you all soon! Send me an e-mail or give me a call...I'd love to hear from everybody. And if you seniors are even considering coming here, give me a shout and I would love to show you around!! Good luck to you all and have a great year! I love you guys!
Melanie
cell: (918) 637-6240
dorm: (479) 718-2467

Last updated: 09/03



Plank-Davis, Sarah
Colorguard

 

 Hey Guys, Well alot has happened since I graduated! I married my WONDERFUL husband Chris Davis on October 11, 2003! He was in Collinsville's drumline...Kristine was my Maid of Honor and Stephanie Berg was my Bridesmaid~ My husband is in the U.S. Army, and has just finished training, he is now stationed in Korea. Our first duty station together will be Ft. Campbell, KY..So if you are ever in the are of TN or KY, since it's right on the border of both, LOOK ME UP and come see me we will be moving in April! As for schooling, I went to a local technical institute for 10 months and now I am a Certified Medical Assistant! I know most of you are wondering if Kris and I still talk, ABSOLUTELY! We don't see each other very much, b/c she is at OSU. Heather, Kim, Danyel and I all kinda faded with time! Good Luck RR~ GO GUARD!! Leave me an e-mail if you want to say Hey!

Updated 08/06 - Chris and I have been stationed here at Ft. Campbell, KY since my last update. He is with the 101st Airborne Division in a Medevac unit and currently serving in Iraq. He will be returning in 3 weeks and I am just excited. No babies yet, but hoping SOON :) We are planning to come back and visit the middle of September, so I look forward to seeing some of you all if you are still around. Good Luck this year RR, hope to see your show while in town!( My husband the band nerd would like to come to Renegade Review) Feel free to e-mail me!!

Last updated: 08/06



Randolph, Shannon
Clarinet

Well hellooooooo little bandy peoples.

No, I have not matured.

Currently, I am in my last year (calendar, not school) at OSU studying Graphic Design and Art History. That may sound useless, but they're key in my plan to take over the world. That and you're just plain dumb. Actually, what I do is electronic media and illustration, and I've pretty much minored in everything else available here.

Also, I am engaged to an absolutely (insert most positive and lovey-dovey adjective here) and (refer to previous), super guy! I met him here at college (big thanks to a Miss Kelley Turner for that one), he's a bit older, but is my match in just every way imaginable (WATCH OUT, PLANET EARTH!). Our wedding is in twelve months, will be somewhere in Tulsa, and I would love it if some of you old farts showed up! More details on that later.

Have a great one, folks!

Last updated: 02/07



Redfearn, Kimberly

Colorguard

 

MY MY MY.... where to begin. Life is great for me. After high school, i got my nursing license. Working at St.Johns in Tulsa. I am now working on my bachelors degree, hoping to be done next summer. Cole will be 4 in August, and is starting Pre-school. Brad and I are together, and doing
great, living in Collinsville. Hope everyone is doing great.

Last updated: 08/06



Ross, Joseph
Trombone

What is up, y'all...at somebody's suggestion I thought I might actually fill this sucker out. Then I looked at all the names of the people that had already done this and realized that they were all the biggest band nerds ever...which would make me....well crap! Ok so here goes...right now I'm at Oklahoma State University, majoring in Music Business; plus pledging FarmHouse fraternity, plus doing marching band,(it's for the scholarship money, really!!) plus taking 18 hours of class. (my advice for you seniors...take your first semester slow) And the only thing that's really changed about me, is, um, well....my waistline. The Freshmen 15 turned into the freshmen 50. All i do now all day is sit around in a cozy chair watching free cable TV and using the new bulge in my mid-section as an armrest/TV table/cupholder. So being fat isn't quite as bad as they make it out to to be. Ha, just kidding...i could never gain a pound if I tried!! If anything I need to buffen up a bit...tell me it's time to hit the gym at rjosepw@okstate.edu. (that means email me!) So anyways, I miss you all, hope to see everybody around when I'm off!! Side note: My family may actually being moving in the next couple of months, possibly to San Antonio, but that's not for sure yet!! "

And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, for we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:2-5 -Live your entire life to one day stand before the throne of God and hear these words: "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

Last updated: 11/03



Ruedy, Melissa
Flute & Colorguard

Hey! I'm still at OSU after spending five weeks of the summer working as a counselor at a camp. I am an Elementary Education major and am now a Junior (amazing isn't it) and am starting to finally take some specific education classes. The marching band still takes up most of my time (of course), but I still enjoy it, plus I get into all the football games for free. I now live off- campus in an apartment with my cousin. I really enjoy having my own room and bathroom. Good luck to the band this year. Enjoy your time together.

Last updated: 09/04



Shaw, Matt
Trombone

Hey all... I'm still at OSU, still Hotel/Restaraunt Admin,and still having a great time. I decided my last bio was kind of lame, so I wanted to post a new one.

I'm about to start my junior year here at OSU, and the last two years have been a blast! We're opening up a new restaraunt called the Ranchers Club next to the hotel, which promises to be one of the most high class (and most expensive) places in Oklahoma. Cooking for people who are paying at least 40 to 60 dollars a plate will be a little stressful, but will be a lot of fun as well.

And that's pretty much what I'll be doing this year...going to class, working at the restaraunt and playing ultimate frisbee...in whatever spare time I have left.

Last updated: 08/05



Shinn, Mari
Flute

Going to college in Connecticut for multi-media, soon to be wed to Native Connecticutican John Paul Jimenez. Currently being unappriciated at Kinkos and looking for better jobs :P As well as missing all the great times from band and tech. Love you Lyssa!!

Last updated: 07/05



Skiles, Samantha
Colorguard

Wow, it's been over 4 years since graduation and I'm writing on this page for the first time! Well, since then, I went to NSU in Tahlequah for 2 years and now I'm in Stillwater at OSU studying Geography and Geographic Info Systems. I am currently in Wichita, KS, interning for the City of Wichita for Metropolitan Area Planning. I want to stick a pencil in my eye. I guess it's better to find out sooner than later. Oh well. I'm engaged and am getting married in about 2 weeks in Las Vegas! I am the proud of mother of a new pug puppy named Norbie and all is well. I love seeing how everyone is doing so email me so I don't have to keep stalking everyone through Facebook!



Taylor-Geilfuss, Jennifer
Front Ensemble & Flute
EMail:
jennifer.taylor@okstate.edu

I think I'm on my 4th or 5th life since graduating from Union! I've obtained a Bachelor's degree in French, lived abroad twice, and spent a few years teaching high school. I'm currently in the Master's program for Speech-Language Pathology at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. I will graduate in 2012, and I hope to work in an outpatient neurological rehab center with patients who have suffered from stroke or traumatic brain injury.

I have been married to my best friend Joseph Geilfuss since June 2010. Joseph is working on a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center. We live in Tulsa with our two dogs, but we are planning on moving to Southern California when we both have our graduate degrees.

I am excited to hear about future RR news! Keep striving for the excellence we are known across the nation for. (In the words of Mr. Barnett, "Be gummy bear perfect!") I may not have enjoyed everything about high school, but my memories with the RR are some of my most cherished.


Last updated: 09/11


Turnage, Erin
Flute


Hello all! Well, only one year left here at OSU. Things are going great! I'm working at the Ranchers Club at the Atherton Hotel and I plan on staying in Stillwater this summer. It's hard to believe it's 2006 now! Hope everyone has a great new year!

Last updated: 01/06



Turner, Kelly
Clarinet

Hey guys! Wow, college moves so much faster than high school did! The first semester just flew by. Anyways, I (like most everyone else) am at OSU. My major is biochemistry and molecular biology (just fancy smanczy for pre-vet!). Anyways, as far as I know..I already know that I should, if everything goes to plan, will be rooming with Jenny Murphy, Chealse Williams, and Jessie Anderson...again. Everything is good, and no matter what the tour guide people tell you...there isn't everythig that you can think of to eat on campus. There is pizza and sandwiches.... just an FYI. Anywas, talk to some of you all later, and have a good rest of the year. BYE!!

Last updated: 01/04

 

 







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