Matt Whiting begins his 24th year as field assistant after serving as a member of the Flügel Horn section in the band for five years from 1982-86. He is a graduate of McFarland High School and holds three degrees from the University of Wisconsin majoring in Earth Science, Communication Arts and History. Prior to his service with the band, Matt spent six years in the US Marine Corps where he was a sergeant of infantry. He is presently very active in Alumni Band activities and is currently a member of the UW Alumni Band Board. Matt currently is employed by Federal Express working with aircraft and airliners.