The Washington Wind Symphony comprises 45-50 dedicated musicians who gather once per week for the enjoyment of the preservation of classic wind band literature. Performing a four concert season at Kirkland Performance Center, the musicians have gained popularity on the Eastside of Seattle.

  • Personnel
  • Piccolo
  • Rhonda Cummings
  • Flute
  • Gwyn Barkman
  • Elana Sabovic Matt
  • Leah MacDuffie
  • Kristin Powell
  • Mika Takano
  • Kim Whittle
  • Oboe/English Horn
  • Christie Cabrera
  • Julie Fay
  • Bassoon
  • Sara Savala
  • Ainsley Holz
  • Contra Bassoon
  • Sara Savala
  • Clarinet
  • Ward Drennan
  • Carolyn Eller
  • Kathryn Geren
  • Lauren Hall-Stigerts
  • Carol Krell
  • Tim Krell
  • Mariko Lane
  • Sabrina Powell
  • Julie Werth
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Ted Hegvik
  • John Werth
  • Bass Clarinet
  • John Werth
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Scott Granlund
  • Ryan Lane
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Matt Klein
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Charlie Wickham
  • Trumpet
  • Parker Bixby
  • Chuck Colburn
  • Carrie Dixon
  • Mark Hillard
  • Alan Karlak
  • Kris Kwapis
  • French Horn
  • Ron Gilbert
  • Lydia Heaton
  • Becky Miller
  • Hillary Seaton
  • Trombone
  • Mark Fellows
  • Bryce Ferguson
  • Don Furness
  • Jeff Reader
  • Lon Turner
  • Euphonium
  • Byron Sanborn
  • Larry Wright
  • Tuba
  • Chris Barnes
  • Mike Woolf
  • Percussion
  • Beth Lenz
  • Jerry Rice
  • Andy Robertson
  • Michael Vebber
  • Nathan Way
  • Piano
  • Carol Karlak
  • Assistant Conductor
  • Andy Robertson
  • Recording Engineer
  • Matt Lutthans

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.