Siobhan Wilkes Bratcher, National President
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Beta Zeta, Stephen F. Austin State University
Siobhan Wilkes Bratcher (Pronounced shiv + awn) is a Life Member of the Beta Zeta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at Stephen F. Austin State University. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Hospitality Management with a marketing minor, was a member of the Lumberjack Marching Band in the color guard, and a member of the University Concert Bands. She is a past Chapter President, and Vice President of Membership of Beta Zeta, and was very involved on the District Level as a student and an alumnus.
Siobhan was appointed as a Chapter Visitation Assistant in 2015 where she visited chapters within the Southwest District of Tau Beta Sigma to assist with chapter operations, interpersonal relations, and membership concerns. In 2017, Siobhan was elected as the National Vice President for Communication and Recognition for Tau Beta Sigma with a focus to increase conversations amongst our members, as well as used recognition to increase member and chapter participation in National initiatives.
Siobhan Wilkes Bratcher is a goal-driven hospitality professional with experience in customer relations, group sales, rooms management, and hotel revenue management. Currently, Siobhan works for Hilton Worldwide as a Hotel Revenue Manager where she supports eight hotels nationwide with growing revenue and impact over their competitors. In her free time, Siobhan likes to travel, watch college band performances, cook, and collect houseplants.
Leslie Gartin, National Vice President for Membership & Expansion
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Zeta Nu, University of Northern Iowa
Leslie was initiated in the Zeta Nu chapter at the University of Northern Iowa, and served in various chapter leadership roles, such as Ritualist, Secretary, and President. On the district level, Leslie served as Sec/Treas for one year, and Vice President of Membership for one year.
Upon graduation with her Music Education and French Horn Performance degrees, Leslie was actively involved in the Midwest District Alumni Association, serving as president for three years. In 2011, was appointed Finance Chair for the Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association Executive Committee, a role in which she served until her appointment to the District.
In “real life,” Leslie is the K-6 General Music, Instrumental Music, ESL and TAG Coordinator for the GMG Community School District in Garwin, Iowa. She keeps busy in the school with music classes, Talented & Gifted classes, beginning band and lessons, as well as serving as coach for the Junior and Regular Robotics leagues at her school, in addition to serving as the District Union President. She received her Master’s degree in TESOL studies from Drake University in 2013. She lives in Marshalltown, Iowa, with her husband, Justin, a computer engineer, and their dog, Charlotte. Their free time activities include camping, fishing, and home improvement projects that last forever.
Dr. LaToya Webb, National Vice President for Professional Relations
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Epsilon Sigma, Norfolk State University
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Dr. LaToya A. Webb serves as Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion and Director of the Laurier Wind Orchestra in the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In this role, she conducts the Wind Orchestra, teaches courses in conducting, clarinet methods, and coaches chamber music ensembles.
Before joining the Laurier Faculty of Music, she served as Assistant Professor of Practice in Conducting and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching academic courses in instrumental conducting, wind band literature, directing the Orange Longhorn Concert Band, and assisting with the marching Longhorn Band. In addition, she served as the Director of the Longhorn Pep Band. Dr. Webb also served as Instructor of Wind Conducting at Auburn and Grambling State University.
Dr. Webb earned her PhD in Instrumental Music Education from Auburn University where she served as a graduate teaching assistant for the band programs and Department of Music. As a graduate student, she was the principal student conductor of the Auburn Symphonic Winds, taught courses in instrumental conducting, woodwind methods, and music appreciation. She earned two master’s degrees, the first from Norfolk State University in Music Education, and the second from George Mason University in Instrumental Conducting. Dr. Webb earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Music and Education from Norfolk State University.
An internationally sought-after educator and conductor, she is an active researcher, presenter, author, adjudicator, and guest conductor and often appears at state, national, and international conferences, and events. Dr. Webb is honored as a 2017 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Mike Moss Diversity Conducting Fellow, a 2018 CBDNA/National Band Association Masterclass Conducting Fellow, a 2019 U.S. Army Band Conducting Fellow, and a 2019 Midwest Clinic Reynolds Conducting Institute Fellow.
As a passionate advocate for improving educational opportunities through diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, Dr. Webb serves on the Composer Project Advisory Board for United Sound, Inc. This organization strives to remove barriers and foster social change through music. She is also the Co-founder of I See You: Affirming Representation in Music, an organization aimed to affirm Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in all fields of music.
Dr. Webb is actively involved in several professional organizations and initiatives that support music education and performance.
Allison Leemann, National Vice President for Special Projects
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Eta Gamma, Boston University
Allison is a Life Member of the Eta Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at Boston University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Public Health in 2012 and a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health in 2014 from the Boston University School of Public Health. While attending school Allison participated in the Concert, Pep, and Marching Bands playing bass clarinet and alto saxophone. She served as the Boston University Marching Band Drum Major her senior year.
As a student leader Allison served in several leadership positions at the Chapter level and as the Northeast District Vice President for Special Projects (2011-2012) and District President (2012-2013). As a Life Member Allison served as Northeast District Counselor (2015-2021) and currently sits on the Curriculum Development and Assessment Committees and the Health and Safety Task Force. She was elected to the Vice President for Communication & Recognition position in 2021.
In her professional life, Allison has focused on public health and healthcare management, overseeing medical scribes in the emergency department and hospital setting. In 2020, Allison completed a professional certification in Organization Development. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association and the Organization Development Network. In her free time Allison enjoys exploring new places, seeing live music performances, going to the beach, listening to audiobooks/podcasts, and spending time with family and friends.
Katie Dukes, National Vice President for Communication & Recognition
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Theta Theta, Henderson State University
Katie was initiated into Tau Beta Sigma in the fall of 2006. During her time as an Active member, Katie served as the Band and Community Service Coordinator and Treasurer for her Chapter. Upon graduation, Katie joined the Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association and Southwest District Alumni Association. She served on the SWDAA Board of Directors in various roles – including serving three terms as the Chairperson. From there, Katie was elected to the TBSAA Executive Council where she served as the Programs Director and then as the Chairperson for the Executive Council. Currently, Katie serves as one of the Southwest District Counselors assisting with student leadership development, and driving the programming of the District with her co-Counselors.
In her professional sphere, Katie has taught math, science, and elementary music for the past twelve years, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Educational Administration at Lamar University. In her free time, she spends time with her sweet daughters, actively volunteering for her church, spending time with her friends and family, and crafting.