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The RAM Band is one of the highlights of Shepherd University. Known for their strong commitment to musical excellence and exciting shows, the RAM Band is in great demand throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The band is NOT limited to Music Majors and is open to ALL university students.

The Field Commanders are Chase Remsburg and Shania Isenberg. The Band Staff includes: Assistant Director Dr. Charles Reader, Staff Arranger Frank Mahoney, Color Guard Instructor Kathy Windle, Percussion instructors Jonathan Whitney and Jane Mahoney, Marching Tech John Karos, and Drill Writer Dan Kalantarian. The RAM Band is directed by Dr. Scott Hippensteel.

Feel the Latin dance grooves in the 2016 RAM Band show “PURA VIDA”! Our performance opens with the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy mambo I Wanna Be Like You and moves on to the salsa Sway by Michael Bublé. Next, we rock to Santana’s Oye Como Va before slowing things down with the classic bossa nova The Girl from Ipanema by Antonia Carlos Jobim. We close the show with some calienté salsa – Gloria Estefan’s Conga.

For more information about the RAM Band, contact director Dr. Hippensteel at