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 Kirkland Performance Center where they have gained increasing popularity in the Seattle area and beyond.

  • Personnel
  • Piccolo
  • Lisa Napier
  • 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 Fitzgerald
  • Sara Savala
  • Clarinet
  • Carolyn Eller
  • Kevin Fay
  • Lauren Hall-Stigerts
  • Lauren Hepburn
  • Carol Krell
  • Tim Krell
  • Angelica Nevarez
  • Bryan Wanzer
  • Bass Clarinet
  • John Werth
  • Contralto Clarinet
  • Phillip Chance
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Linnea Anderson
  • Jamie Rottle
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Matt Klein
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Tim Chalberg
  • Trumpet
  • Mark Anstadt
  • Jeff Davis
  • Carrie Dixon
  • Brian Dyson
  • Charles Fleming
  • Erina Riley
  • French Horn
  • Sean Conroy
  • Andrew Floodeen
  • Lydia Heaton
  • Becky Miller
  • Dan Reisinger
  • Trombone
  • Julia Broome-Robinson
  • Don Furness
  • 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
  • Piano
  • Michael Vebber
  • Assistant Conductor
  • Andy Robertson
  • Recording Engineer
  • Phillip Chance

Dr. Edwin Powell, conductor

Edwin C. Powell maintains an active schedule as a clinician and adjudicator worldwide conducting groups from San Francisco, California to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is a contributing author for the immensely popular six volume text book series Teaching Music through Performance in Band, by GIA Publications and is published in the Journal of Band Research. owell has also been active as a production assistant for the Klavier Wind Recording Project and recently served as the Associate Producer for the Albany Records recording of Bandanna, an Opera in Two Acts by Daron Aric Hagen.

Dr. Powell is the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University where he is responsible for conducting the University Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band. Additionally, he teaches Conducting and Music Education courses. Dr. Powell comes to PLU via the University of Tennessee where he was Assistant Director of Bands responsible for the Symphonic Band, the 350 member Pride of the Southland Marching Band, conducting courses and music education methods courses.

Dr. Powell has earned degrees from the University of the Pacific, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and The University of North Texas where he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting. At North Texas, Dr. Powell was a Graduate Teaching Fellow studying conducting with Eugene Migliaro Corporon while responsible for teaching conducting courses, Chamber Winds and the North Texas Concert Band. While in Cincinnati he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant studying Music Education with Dr. Lizabeth Wing while responsible for teaching a variety of courses from Instrumental Methods to Music in Childhood Education. Dr. Powell maintains active memberships in the College Band Director National Association, the Conductors Guild, Music Educators National Conference, Washington Music Educators Association and Pi Kappa Lambda.