Homecoming 2019


Marching Chiefs Alumni,

Greetings!  We hope that you all enjoyed homecoming as much as we did.  Hopefully, everyone is recovering from any aches and pains that popped up after the events on Saturday. 

We wanted to take a moment on behalf of your Board of Directors and thank everyone that was able to attend Homecoming 2019 and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Band/Marching Chiefs Alumni. 

It is never too early to start making plans to attend Homecoming 2020.  We hope that everyone that attended this year will be able to attend Homecoming 2020.  Start reaching out to your friends, section-mates, Brothers and Sisters to start planning for 2020.  Maybe we can set a new record for the number of Chiefs on the field.

If you were not able to make it this year, we want to extend an invitation to you for Homecoming 2020.

Now, on to some housekeeping items that we need to address.

Please be sure that you are registered on our website, www.fsumca.com.  This will add you to our email list and ensure that you are receiving official MCA emails.  We also invite you to like the Official Florida State University Marching Chiefs Alumni Facebook page.  You can also follow us on Twitter (@FSUMCA) and Instagram (@fsumca) as well.

It is time for our annual election.  We have four (4) Board of Director seats and the Executive Director position that are up for election.  Please take this opportunity to place your votes for the candidates for these positions.  A brief biography for each person is available below and on the voting site for you to review before casting your votes.

To cast your votes for the Marching Chiefs Alumni Executive Director and Board of Directors for the 2019-2023 Term, please click here to vote. 

Voting will be open for 1 week, starting Friday November 1, 2019 – Friday November 8, 2019, with the voting closing at 11:59 PM.

We thank you for taking the time to read this message.  We can’t wait to see you all again in 2020!


Lucas Bhuvasorakul

Associate Director for Administration




Please vote for no more than four (4) candidates.  If you vote for more than four (4) candidates, your ballot will be invalid. 

Jill Kennedy is re-running for her position on the board of directors. Jill Kennedy was a student at FSU from 1992-97, playing clarinet with the Marching Chiefs, the Symphonic Band and the Concert Band. In Chiefs, she served as a row leader, drill assistant, travel coordinator and staff manager. She was also the staff manager for the Chiefly Brass Pep Band and was a member of Tau Beta Sigma. Jill has served on the Board of Directors for the Marching Chiefs Alumni since 2003.  Jill lives in Tampa and teaches first grade.


Meghan McCaskill is re-running for her position on the board of directors. Meghan McCaskill graduated with Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Statistics in 2006 and Actuarial Science in 2016. She played tenor saxophone in Marching Chiefs from 2002-2006 and served as a Row Leader. She also participated in the Chiefly Brass/Seminole Sound pep band and played a variety of instruments in the University Campus band. She was a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, where she served as chair in several committees. She is the former registrar for the FSU College of Music and participated in the Tallahassee Winds community band during her time in Tallahassee. Meghan currently lives in Stamford, CT and is an actuary.


Shanna Miller graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science in 2009. She played cymbals in the Marching Chiefs for the 2004 & 2005 seasons, served as a row leader, and was cymbal section leader. She also played percussion in Seminole Sound and whenever possible, returns with the alumni band members during the holiday season at the basketball games. She is an Administrative Manager with Fitzgerald Collaborative (Architecture, Urban Design, Interiors) and serves as part time staff with Engage Church. Shanna lives in Crawfordville with her husband, Steven Miller (Screech '01-'05), and two daughters. 


Michael Panzarino is re-running for his position on the board of directors. Michael Panzarino is the percussion director at Leon High School and also teaches privately from his residence percussion studio.  Michael maintains an active membership to both FMEA and FBA, the latter of which he holds certified percussion adjudicator status.  While at FSU, Michael was a member, coordinator, and section leader of the Big 8 Drum line (2003-2007) in the Marching Chiefs, played in Seminole Sound, and also a myriad of other ensembles.  Currently, he performs in the percussion section with the Tallahassee Winds.




Please vote for no more than one (1) candidate.  If you vote for more than one (1) candidate, your ballot will be invalid. 

Michael Toker Staden is re-running for the position of Executive Director. Michael Toker Staden played Tuba in FSU Bands from 1986 to 1991, participating in Marching Chiefs (Royal Flush), Pep Band, and Concert Band. He was also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and he served as Vice President during the 1988 calendar year. Michael has been very active as a FSU Bands Alumnus. He works with Dr. David Plack, Director of Athletic Bands, to have Band Alumni and local musicians play for the Seminole Sound Pep Band for volleyball and basketball games when the student members are not available. He's also the assistant director of the Lofty Pursuits Community Marching Band. This group performs in parades and community events in the Tallahassee area. Michael lives in Tallahassee and is the Operations Manager of the Florida Public Service Commission.



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