Sharing a Leadership Position

February 14, 2020

“We’ve known each other since sixth grade whenever we met in band, but we started becoming closer friends freshman year whenever we both joined the front ensemble,” Johnson said.

Since freshman year, Cascarelli and Johnson have become known as the “dynamic duo” of the front ensemble, becoming the pit’s first co-section leaders.

“We were both pretty disappointed about not making drumline so we were able to bond in that way, but I think a true turning point in our friendship was whenever be both decided to go back to pit and become section leaders,” Johnson said.

They soon learned, however, that being a section leader is harder than it looks.

We were both pretty disappointed about not making drumline so we were able to bond in that way, but I think a true turning point in our friendship was whenever be both decided to go back to pit and become section leader.”

— Isaiah Johnson

“While very rewarding, being a section leader can get very difficult sometimes,” Johnson said. “You have to be able to lead a big group of people with different prerogatives, so having a partner can lift some weight off of your shoulders.”

Members of the section have stated that the pair have done an amazing job being co-section leaders the past two years and will be immensely missed.