Prof. Sean Smith

Executive producer & Host

Sean is the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Illinois. In addition to his work with the ensembles, he facilitates the development of social media and public relations.

An avid podcast listener, Sean developed "One More Time" to provide a story based podcast for people who are interested in bands. For a complete bio, visit his faculty page.


Stephen Cohn

Producer & Co-HOST

Stephen is a junior studying broadcast journalism at the University of Illinois, and is from Buffalo Grove, Illinois When not talking about bands on the podcast or playing trumpet in the Marching Illini and Fighting Illini Athletic Bands, he manages the Fighting Illini fan site, The Champaign Room, announces Illinois hockey games on WPGU 107.1 FM, and does some sports broadcasting work for the Big Ten Network's Student U program. 


Christian is a senior studying Music and Media at the University of Illinois, hailing from Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is entering his fifth and final season with the Marching Illini and the Fighting Illini Athletic bands. He is an active member of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, currently serving as Vice President, and completed a term as President in 2016. In 2017 he was the 4th person to ever receive the Ed Klint Award for excellence in the Alpha Xi Chapter.

Christian arkin

story Producer 


MaryAllison Mahacek

story producer& Script supervisor

MaryAllison is a junior from Naperville, IL; studying English and Rhetorical Communication, while also pursuing a minor in Criminology, Law and Society. This will be her third season in the Marching Illini as a member of the Illinettes Dance Team. Although she might not be an instrumentalist in the band, she is very excited to be a part of the podcast team, as music and talking are two of her favorite things! 


Zia Fox

recording & mixing

Zia is a senior in Music Technology from Jerseyville, Illinois. She has been editing video and audio for 10 years. Find more of her work on her Soundcloud page.


sam Litt

recording & Mixing

Sam is a senior majoring in Music Technology from Highland Park, IL.
He is a member of the Wind Symphony trumpet section as well as a
trumpet section leader in the Marching Illini.