The Washington Wind Symphony is comprised of ~50 dedicated musicians who gather once per week for the enjoyment of playing and preserving both classic and modern wind band literature. Operating for well over 30 years, the Washington Wind Symphony plays a four concert season at Redmond Performing Arts Center where they have gained increasing popularity in the Seattle area and beyond.

  • Personnel
  • Flute
  • Mika Armaly
  • Gwyn Barkman
  • Lisa Napier
  • Kristin Powell
  • Linda Sebanius
  • Leah Weitzsacker
  • Oboe
  • Julie Fay
  • Liz Floodeen
  • Oboe/English Horn
  • Christie Cabrera
  • Bassoon
  • Autumn Leir
  • Sara Savala
  • Clarinet
  • Carolyn Eller
  • Kevin Fay
  • Lauren Hepburn
  • Carol Krell
  • Angelica Nevarez
  • Melissa Roach
  • Bryan Wanzer
  • Contrabass Clarinet
  • Phillip Chance
  • Bass Clarinet
  • John Werth
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Linnea Anderson
  • Jamie Rottle
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Matt Klein
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Tim Chalberg
  • Trumpet
  • Carrie Dixon
  • Brian Dyson
  • Charles Fleming
  • Agi Gerner
  • Erina Riley
  • French Horn
  • Sean Conroy
  • Andrew Floodeen
  • Lydia Heaton
  • Becky Miller
  • Dan Reisinger
  • Trombone
  • Don Furness
  • Katie Jahnsen
  • Jeff Reader
  • Lon Turner
  • Bass Trombone
  • Mark Fellows
  • Euphonium
  • Byron Sanborn
  • Mike Smith
  • Larry Wright
  • Tuba
  • Chris Barnes
  • Mike Woolf
  • Percussion
  • Emily Grove
  • Andy Robertson
  • Michael Vebber
  • Nathan Way
  • Timpani
  • Jerry Rice
  • Assistant Conductor
  • Andy Robertson
  • Recording Engineer
  • Phillip Chance

As we celebrate our 34th season of performing beautiful wind music for Puget Sound-area music lovers, we are in transition. After our long-time conductor, Dr. Ed Powell, stepped down to pursue other opportunities, we’re excited to treat our audience to not one, but four accomplished guest conductors for the 2018-19 concert series. They are all experienced Puget Sound-area music professionals in their own right, and each one brings a unique conducting style, paired with an amazing depth of talent. With such variety on the podium, you won’t want to miss a single concert! Check out what’s in store for you this season.

All concerts will be presented at the Redmond Performing Arts Center at Redmond High School.

Concert I: Sunday, October 14, 2018 2PM
Jacob Scherr

A passionate music educator, Jacob Scherr has been the director of bands and orchestras at Mount Vernon High School since fall 2009. Mr. Scherr also co-founded the Whatcom Wind Ensemble, a community band located in Bellingham, Washington.

Concert II: Sunday, January 27, 2019 2PM
Dr. John Falskow

Dr. John Falskow is Director of Instrumental Music at Tacoma Community College, and conducts the TCC Orchestra and TCC Symphonic Band. He is also the Music Director and Conductor of the Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble.

Concert III: April 28, 2019 2PM
Parker Bixby

Mercer Island High School Director of Bands Parker Bixby is entering his 21st year of teaching in the Mercer Island School District. He conducts the Islander Marching Band, three MIHS concert bands, and the award-winning MIHS Percussion Ensemble.

Concert IV: Saturday, June 15, 2019 7PM
Dr. Ron Gerhardstein

Before becoming Assistant Professor of Music Education and Associate Director of Bands at Pacific Lutheran University, Dr. Gerhardstein served as Director of Instrumental and Vocal Music at West Valley High School in Yakima.