Head Drum Major

Meet your 2017 Drum Major!

 

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Bobby Joe De Leon Jr.

Hey! I'm excited to begin the 2017 season of 7.OSA! I reside from Lubbock, TX but moved to Mathis, TX at a very young age. I graduated from Mathis HS in the spring of 2013. This will be my fifth year with SOSA (I know), third year on the Drum Major team and my second year as your Head Drum Major. I have also served as part of the Alto Sax music staff my second year with SOSA. I will be entering my Super Senior year in Music Education with my primary instruments being Soprano and Alto Saxophone. I have served as the Nu Eta Chapter President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, but have finally passed on the gavel. This year I will serve as the Mu Tau Chapter President of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Service Fraternity and the Spirit of San Antonio Student Association President. If you're interested in playing in the UTSA Mariachi Los Paisanos feel free to ask, as I am the lead male vocalist for the group. I'm a three time nationally ranked vocalist at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Vocal Finalist Competition held here in San Antonio. It's been a fun experience thus far. 

It truly has been an amazing experience being in SOSA. I have met some of my closest friends and SOSA has definitely become my family away from home. Being in SOSA is a chance for me to get away from my studies and just enjoy being around people who love to play music and put on an entertaining show for the crowd. Performing in front of thousands of people with every performance (102,000 at A&M this past year) are definitely memories that I cherish. Performing a new show every home game (Six!), being the featured band at UIL and BOA, being a part of history by traveling to our first bowl game (New Mexico!), and just enjoying music for what it is are all experiences that I hope you can join us in. I hope to see many old and new faces this year and I'm excited to take on my final year here at UTSA and with SOSA. This whole season will definitely be bitter sweet. JOIN SOSA. 

"Keep pulling tape" - SOSA Field Apocalypse of 2015, Ron Ellis, SOSA Tape Pullers (Everyone), Bobby De Leon