Guest Artists

2017 – 2018

Olathe West Bands • Carol Lowman and John Wickersham, Directors

2016 -2017

Paul Georgoulis, bassoon

F.L. Schlagle Concert Band • Reginald May, Director

2008 -2009

Sumner Academy Chorale • Becky Thomas, Director

Mill Valley Jaguar Jazz Band • Deb Steiner, Director

Monticello Trails Jazz Band • Angie Eisenbarth, Director

John Wickersham, Marimba

2006 – 2007

George Farmer, Composer

Oxford Middle School 8th Grade Symphonic Band• Gerald Gipson, Director

2005 – 2006

Paul Hartfield, Tenor

Presbyterian Church of Stanley Chancel Choir • Robyn Hartfield, DirectorCarole Ingram, Accompanist

Blue Valley West High School Wind Symphony • Craig Miller, Director

2004 – 2005

Paul Hartfield, Tenor

Robyn Hartfield, Soprano

Allegro Chommunity Children’s Choir • Christy Elsner, Director; Geri Allcorn, Accompanist

After Hours Community Band • Carol Commerford & Sandra Stoeckel, Conductors

2003 – 2004

Andrew Glover, Guest Conductor

University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble • Dr. James Popejoy, Director

Paul Hartfield, Tenor

Robyn Hartfield, Soprano

The Wichita Wind Ensemble Advanced Band & Advanced Percussion Ensembles • Dr. John W. Taylor, Director

2002 – 2003

Paul Hartfield, Tenor

Allegro Children’s Choir • Christy Elsner, DirectorGeri Allcorn, Accompanist

Polo R-7 High School Band • Ken Eberhart, Director

Michael Herrara, alto saxophone

Band Director Salute

Great band directors do more than encourage musical proficiency.  They inspire individuals to give their best in everything they do, never settling for a second-best performance.  A great band director’s influence lasts a lifetime, creating a model for musicianship and citizenship.

As a tribute to outstanding band directors, and other instrumental music teachers, Midwest Winds has created a “Band Director Salute” to honor those individuals who have contributed to their communities and inspired young people to strive for excellence throughout their lives.

Midwest Winds is pleased to honor its Band Director Salute Recipients:

• Herman Rekittke – 2007

• Bary Hartman – 2006

• Bill Maupin – 2005

• DeRoy Rogge – 2004

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