She started leading at Boone High School. Spielman served two years as a drum major at Boone, where her sister was also a drum major, before attending her musical family’s alma mater. “I had always wanted to come to UCF.”
The word “quit” isn’t in her dictionary. “I’ve auditioned for drum major every year I’ve been here. After each audition I would go to the directors and say, ‘What can I do to make myself better?’ Then I would implement those things into being a marcher or a section leader.” Her persistence paid off beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.