New MMB Drum Major

Submitted by glewe on April 19th, 2011 at 9:17 PM

After pre-auditions, the finals came down to two candidates: Jeffrey McMahon and Nathan Magyar.

Jeff served as Rank Leader for two years as a member of the horn section. Nathan has been a feature twirler for three years. Both were remarkably worthy candidates.

Today at their spring meeting, the MM elected their new Drum Major to be Jeffrey McMahon. Congratulations to him and Nathan on a job well done! They are among the most outstanding individuals in their unfailing loyalty, dedication, and commitment to excellence and to this university. Next season should be as great as ever, and hopefully better than ever so far.

Again, a note of thanks to David Hines, Jr. for his wonderful service to the band and the university community over the past two years. We are fortunate to have such outstanding people among our ranks.

Go Blue!



April 19th, 2011 at 9:42 PM ^

Congrats to Mr. McMahon!

I think i speak for many superstitious mgopeople when I say that I look forward to a season full of back-bends completed and goalpost baton tosses successfully executed. We all know that Saturday rarely ends well if the drum major is having an off day. 


April 20th, 2011 at 9:42 AM ^

I helped teach him that! That's my special moment for the day.

But I've seen first hand the kind of work he has put in over the last three years, and coupled with the competition he's been up against, we're in for a real treat this fall.

Go Blue


April 20th, 2011 at 2:46 AM ^

I'll always remember the name "David Hines Jr" because he's in my videos of games I want to remember forever, like UConn 2010. Now Jeff is going to be in future youtube videos of pre-games and whatnot. This is an important part of tradition from the fans stand point. Congrats to him.


April 19th, 2011 at 10:37 PM ^

Ahhhh! Nathan is always so good with twirling. I was pulling for him. But since I know nothing about the other guy other than what was posted here, I guess I can't comment on who deserved it more. I'm sure Nathan will keep tearing it up on the baton as always though!

Hardware Sushi

April 19th, 2011 at 11:30 PM ^

Congrats to both on their hard work. Looking forward to watching the best band in the country again next year. Please do another video game theme haha.

Screw that BDBITL crap...if your signature formation (and possibly signature football custom) were invented by your biggest rival, you ain't nothing but trick-ass hoes.

Bando Calrissian

April 20th, 2011 at 1:39 AM ^

Huge shoes to fill, DHines is quite literally one of the hardest-working, most genuinely nice people you'll ever meet.  One of those people that's as good a leader on the field as he is off of it.  I was proud to know him each time he took the field with the MMB.

Good luck to Jeff!


April 20th, 2011 at 2:56 AM ^

I was angry at him for skipping our beer league playoff hockey games at the Ice Cube to prep for this, but apparently it was worth it.  Congrats Jeff! 

He's a darn good defenseman too