• 66°

Gellineau, Schumacher and Stone serving as Bob Jones drum majors

Drum majors in Bob Jones Band are, from left, Hendryck Gellineau, Sarah Schumacher and Elise Stone. (CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON – Hendryck Gellineau, Sarah Schumacher and Elise Stone are this year’s drum majors for Bob Jones High School Band.

Originally a trumpeter, Schumacher has played French Horn since seventh grade. “There was never any question in my house about learning to play an instrument. My mom was in band throughout college.”

Balancing her friendships in band is Schumacher’s main challenge as drum major. She likes the visual appeal of this year’s field show and “the concept of a show that makes the crowd want to get up and dance,” she said.

She performs in the symphonic band and indoor drumline and participates in Destination Imagination, National Honor Society and Tri-M and science national honor societies.

Schumacher attended Alabama Girls State and Leadership Huntsville-Madison County Connect Class 19. She performed in the University of Alabama Honor Band. Her parents are Julie and Daniel Schumacher.

Gellineau had to choose between band and choir when he moved here. “I picked trombone. It ended up being the greatest decision I ever made.”

As drum major, Gellineau’s “most daunting task is multitasking. Over the years, I have found that being in multiple places at once is not my forte. That’s how a drum major gets things done.”

The field show’s opener, “Good Feelin'” is his favorite part. “It’s just fantastic for our brass section and could be pleasing to anyone’s ears,” Gellineau said.

He participates in track and field. His parents are Antonio Cortes Gellineau and Anne Martyne Gellineau.

Stone wanted to learn to play a musical instrument “because my family is very musical. They all seemed to really enjoy playing instruments.” Her primary instruments are piano and percussion.

“The most difficult aspect of drum major is having to be right all the time because someone is always watching you,” Stone said. She performs with indoor drumline, wind ensemble and concert band and rated a chair in the AllState Band.

Stone belongs to German Club and the Tri-M Music and German honor societies. Her parents are Jon and Betty Stone.

Bob Jones High School

Rookie Rally reprises for successful tournament


Madison County Water Department announces meter reading and billing changes


Governor Ivey awards $5.6 million for law enforcement programs


The Camp is bringing Mardi Gras to Huntsville’s MidCity District


Huntsville Museum of Art continues special Black History Month programing


Madison Methodist Women to host inaugural marketplace event


Huntsville Botanical Garden to host 2023 APGA Education Symposium next week

Digital Version

The Madison Record digital version – Feb. 8, 2023


Huntsville Ballet Company to present HBC Off-Stage Feb. 17-19 at Dream Theatre

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones and James Clemens advance to 7A Area 8 tournament title game

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC excels at Hoover Drill Competition


Johnson repeats win in American Legion oratory


Petition for city manager special election being resubmitted after being dismissed


Barney, a facility dog, comforts and reassures students


Playground revamps underway for Madison elementaries


Large turnout expected for All-Girls State Chess Championship


Goldfish Swim School opens in Madison, plans to host free Community Family Swim Event Feb. 3


Mill Creek Robo-Crew take Breakthrough Award at UAH

Liberty Middle School

Liberty Lionettes awarded in hip-hop, pom at regionals

Bob Jones High School

American Legion Baseball organizing for new season

Discovery Middle School

Gifted Specialists fill broad needs of 20% of students


Mill Creek Greenpower Team motors to first place in Oxford

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Competition Cheer Team takes fourth state title


The celebration continues: Madison Street Festival awards grants to 16 Madison educational programs