About the Bands

Dr. Galen S. Karriker

Dr. Galen S. Karriker
Director of Bands

More about Dr. Karriker


Elyce Enrique

Elyce Enrique

A second-year music education major at the University of Akron. Her primary instruments are flute and piccolo, and she is a member of the composition studio. Elyce has participated in the “Ohio’s Pride” Marching Band, Symphony Band, Flute Choir, and Blue and Gold Brass. She is a member of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association and the Northeast Ohio Flute Association, and she is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Kristen Flinner

Kristen Flinner

A second-year music education major with a minor in Spanish. Her primary instrument is flute and she plays piccolo in “Ohio’s Pride,” The University of Akron Marching Band. She also participates in the UA Symphony Band, Flute Choir, and Woodwind Ensemble at The University of Akron.

Additional Band Staff

  • Jose Howard-Guerra
  • Abigail Noyes
  • Harley Nunez
  • Sarah Plain

Game day staff

  • TBA


Sheri Simone, Administrative Assistant

The University of Akron — UA Bands
157 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-1002

Contact us
Email: UAbands@uakron.edu
Office: 330-972-6919
Fax: 330-972-5488
Director: 330-972-6180
Assistant Director: 330-972-6186