About

The Wind Symphony is the premier wind and percussion ensemble in the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. Conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Russell McCutcheon and comprised of a select group of 40-50 musicians, the ensemble rehearses and performs some of the best new literature and wind band masterworks in four major concerts each year. The Wind Symphony is designed for the development of the professional performer, the professional educator and the dedicated musician.

In past years the Wind Symphony has toured Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., and in 2013 released a recording of music honoring the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of this major event. In 2014, the band traveled on their “East Meets West” tour and visited various cities in China and Singapore. In 2018, the band is traveling to Berlin, Leipzig, and Prague as apart of both the American Celebration of Music in Germany and the American Celebration of Music in Prague.

Here is a list of our members as of 2018:

P=Principal Player      †= Tour Personnel      ‡=Band Staff

Piccolo
Maya Johnson `21 † Macungie, PA Music
Flute
Barbara Benowitz `20 † Bethesda, MD Music and Psychology
Tess Fernald `20 P Lancaster, PA Music Performance
Rose Martus ’19 P † West Milford, NJ Music and Mathematics
Oboe
Francis Diederich `18 † Middletown, MD Japanese Studies
Hannah Harder `18 P † Winston-Salem, NC Anthropology and Music
Kim McCaskey `20 Mount Joy, PA Music and Chemistry
Lindsey Paszczuk ’19 Berlin, CT Music and Health Sciences
Clarinet
Jasmin Eddy `19 P† Windham, ME Music Education
Ben Fruchtl `20 P Kempton, PA Music Education
Caroline Greiner `20 † Pittsburgh, PA Organizational & Management Studies
Carolyn Hauk `21 Barrington, IL History
Rachel Loney `20 † Wilmington, DE Biology
Brooke Maskin `20 † Ridgewood, NJ Music Education
Emma Schilling `21 West Chester, PA English
Caroline Valenti ’18 New Fairfield, CT Music and Economics
Megan Zierold ’20 † Hillsborough, NJ Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Bass Clarinet
Kayl Murdough `21 † Hopkinton, NH Computer Science
Bassoon
Rebecca Hotz `21 P † Lee, NH Music
Matt Torrence `21 Ocean City, NJ Mathematics
Alto Saxophone
Jenna Pavis `21 P † North Yarmouth, ME Music Performance
Brian Ruether ’19 † Newark, DE Music and Biology
Tenor Saxophone
Doug Kowalewski ’18 † Crucible, PA Psychology and History
Baritone Saxophone
William Morris `18 † Carlisle, PA Physics and Music
Trumpet
Thomas Crafa  `20 † Garden City, NY Music and Political Science
Bethany Frankel ’20 † Middletown, DE English with a Writing Concentration
Melanie Greenberg ’20 †‡ Ramsey, NJ History and Education
Andrew Mahoney ’17 † Collegeville, PA Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Sofia Mouritsen `20 † Waxhaw, NC Political Science
Patrick Peters `20 P † Florham Park, NJ Music Education
Otis Pierce  ’20 State College, PA Music
Tanner Williams `21 † York, PA Economics
Horn
Kyra Buettner `21 † Elizabethtown, PA Health Sciences
Logan Henley `21 † West Orange, NJ Economics
Ivy-Rose Kramer `18 Bloomsburg, PA Music and English
Jeremy Porter `20 P † Belle Mead, NJ History
Zachary Rhodes `20 † Lexington, MA Undeclared
Trombone
Lani Deatherage `18 P † York, PA Music and Psychology
Maci Mark `21 † Northridge, CA History
Diego Rocha `19 †‡ High Springs, FL Music
Euphonium
Benjamin Pontz `20 † Strasburg, PA Political Science and Public Policy
Charles Sternberg `19 New Milford, NJ Cinema & Media Studies
Tuba
Abel Rose `21 † Hollidaysburg, PA Music Education
 Bass
Marc Tessier `18 † Concord, NH Music
Percussion
Jared Barna `20 † Allentown, PA History
Skyler Ehly `18 P †‡ Reamstown, PA Computer Science
Evan Gibbs `21 † Westfield, NJ Health Science
Brandon Hall ’21 †‡ Woodbine, MD Music and Computer Science
Harp
Olivia Higgins ’19  Hollidaysburg, PA Music Education
Piano
Gyasu Bajracharya `21 † Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal Music and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Learn more at:
http://www.gettysburg.edu/academics/conservatory/ensembles/bands/wind 

 

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