University of Delaware
Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band

Professional Staff

  • HEIDI I SARVER, DIRECTOR
    Professor of Music

    Ms. Sarver was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Music in 1995. In addition to being Director of the 340+ member Fightin' Blue Hen Marching Band, she is also the Co-Director of the Symphonic Band, instructor of the Marching Band Techniques course, and supervisor for student teachers pursuing an undergraduate degree in music education.

  • JAMES P ANCONA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    Assistant Professor of Music

    Mr. Ancona also joined the faculty of the Department of Music in 1995. In addition to being the Assistant Director of the 340+ member Fightin' Blue Hen Marching Band, he is also Director of the Basketball Pep Band, Co-Director of the Symphonic Band, instructor of the Marching Percussion Techniques course and Basic Instrumental Conducting course.

  • SARAH MCADAMS, COLORGUARD DIRECTOR

    Mrs. McAdams was the Assistant Colorguard Instructor with the UDMB prior to her becoming Director in 2006. She is also the Director of DELAZURE, our WGI Finalist and award winning Indoor Guard. She is a band director in the Daniel Boone School District, PA.

  • DEENA FRANK, GOLDEN GIRL INSTRUCTOR

    For over 20 years Mrs. Frank ran the Silver Starlite program in New York, where members of the program won numerous state, regional and national titles in team and solo events. She is the former director of numerous NBTA contests and the New York State NBTA competition. Currently she is an active NBTA national twirling judge and instructor.

Student Staff — 2015 coming soon!

    Graduate Assistants
  • Drum Majors
  • Uniform Managers
  • Attendance Manager
  • Drill Coordinator
  • Music Coordinators
  • Drill Section Leaders
  • Music Section Leaders
  • Rank Leaders
  • Colorguard Captains
  • Percussion Captain