Meet The Counts
The Executive Board
Jason "Juice" Fitzpatrick #604
Jason Fitzpatrick is a Junior Music Education Major. He joined the Potsdam Pointercounts of Spring 2020. His favorite experience as a Count has been the Centereach Invitational on Long Island. Speaking of Long Island, his hometown is Sayville, NY. His favorite cereal is Eggo Blueberry Waffle cereal (yes it's a thing and you need to try it).
"I don't know what's going on half of the time".
Matthew "Nissan" Bahr #7
Lead- Music Director
Matt Bahr is a Music Education Major from Whitney Point, New York. As a future educator, Matt is happy to begin teaching students of all ages while working along side his fellow Counts. When he isn't with the Counts, he enjoys arranging music, procrastinating, and sleeping. His favorite musical artists are Jacob Collier, A Sharp Arrangement, and the Wiggles when they were in their prime. During every summer, Matt goes on a two week adventure in the middle of July with the maker of Aqua Fresh Toothpaste to research the effectiveness of air dryers in public restrooms. They have not made a distinct conclusion yet, but they found that the New York Jets are the worst franchise in NFL history. If you find evidence, please report it to your nearest Taco Bell, as they are funding Matt's research with Aqua Fresh.
"A man can only justify his actions if he regards his demeanor with deductive thinking."
-Someone who failed a research paper once
Robert "Nugget" Marsanico #47
Baritone- Tour Director
Robert Marsanico is a junior Violin Performance major and sings Baritone in the counts. This is Robert’s 4th semester in the counts and he is so happy to get to sing with his family! When he’s not playing violin or singing with the gang, you can find him watching hours of Star Wars lore or cloud gazing.
Noah "Meters" Unser #12
Lead- Pubic Relations
Noah is a Freshman Music Education Major from Colonie, New York. When he joined Counts in Fall 2020 he never expected it to have such a large impact on his life. Noah has an appreciation for all styles of music especially Musical Theatre and Opera. Outside of music you can find him outside in the rain playing with his pet snails.
"Even a snail will eventually reach it's destination."
Cole "Bucky" Denton #7.3
Cole Denton is a Sophomore, Music Education, and Vocal Performance Major with a concentration in voice at the Crane School of Music. He is from Plattsburgh. NY, where he attended Beekmantown High School. On the rare occasions Cole isn't singing, he spends his time volunteering, watching movies, and practicing his archery skills. He hopes to share his voice with the world, and eventually teach his students to do the same.
"We are the music makers, and dreamers of dreams."
Mike "Waterboy" Woods #13
Mike is a senior Music Ed/Vocal Performance major who loves making music with the Counts! Joining in Fall 2017, being a Pointercount has been a great part of his college experience. He is best known for being the least funniest Pointercount and for his love, and some may call, obsession of barbershop music.
"When I was a kid, my parents moved a lot. But I always found them."
Kate "Vibes" McAuliffe
Kate McAuliffe is a Music Composition major who plays the vocal cords from Rochester, NY. She's been involved in a cappella before, but the Counts is her first time in an all basso group! Other than singing tenor, she enjoys arranging for vocal groups, drinking smoothies and bubble tea, and sleeping for copious amounts of time. Kate is very excited to be a PointerCount and hopes to grow during her time at Potsdam before her graduation in 2023.
"Living busy isn't giving you your worth" -half alive, "Rest"
Steven "Diva" Rodriguez
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Hayden is a sophomore Music Education major. When he isn’t spending his time practicing (so 99.9% of his time), he is spending his time out with his camera, eating mac and cheese, or watching Star Wars.
“I speak in riddles. It’s up to you to figure out what they mean.”
-Darren’s Roommate’s Brother
Carlos "Raintea" Villatoro #64
Carlos Villatoro is a Spring 2020 Music Education transfer student from Huntington New York and found his love of music through video game music and Disney channel movies. He also loves musical theater and opera.
“This is not what I want, this is not what I planned, and I just gotta say, I do NOT understand”
Ryan "Halo" Gordona #18
Ryan Gordona is a junior Music Education major with a concentration in voice who hails from the land of Tully, New York. When he is not spending his time gracefully screaming, Ryan can be caught focusing on doing anything Pokemon related, sleeping, and being a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He has been a fan of a cappella music for a long time and is excited to grow as a person and musician.
"I'd like to thank my back for supporting me, my arms for always being by my side, and my legs for keeping me going"
Darren is a sophomore at the Crane School of Music and is 20 years old. He is a first-semester Count and sings bass with the group. His major is music education, with a concentration in saxophone. He is very excited to be beginning his time with the Counts and looks forward to being able to perform with them in person once it becomes possible.
“And then you get to have a quote whatever you want by whoever you want.” -Noah Unser
Luke Connolly is a freshman Music Education major with a concentration in percussion from Saratoga Springs, New York. . To name a few of his favorite musical artists, MF Doom, King Geedorah, Viktor Vaughn, and Mr. Fantastik. When not with the Counts, Luke can be found playing volleyball, watching anime (Haikyuu), or actually murdering anybody who chooses to play him in Smash Ultimate.
“Luke how are you so good at Smash Ultimate you’re insane!!” – Former President Barack Obama