Topeka, Kan. – The Southwestern Division of the College Band Directors National Association has invited the Washburn University Wind Ensemble to perform at their 2022 conference March 30 – April 2 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Wind Ensemble will preview their performance March 27 at 7 p.m. at Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh. This performance is free and the public is invited.

     “The Washburn Wind Ensemble also will perform in the evening during the conference - it’s an honor just to be invited, but quite the distinguished honor to be asked to be an evening ensemble,” said Dr. Thomas Seddon, director of bands at Washburn University. “The Washburn University Wind Ensemble is the only Division II school invited to participate and will be the only ensemble comprised entirely of undergraduate students.”


“The Last Hive Mind,” Shuying Li (b. 1989)

“Perpetual Notion,” James Stephenson (b. 1958), performed by Dr. Von Hansen, percussion Washburn faculty

“Nuevos Vientos y Tangos,” Michael Gandolfi (b. 1956)

“Chant Funéraire,” Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)/ed. Moss

“Masquerade Variations on a theme of Sergei Prokofiev,” Stephen Michael Gryc (b. 1949)


Variation 1: Fanfare
Variation 2: Tarantella
Variation 3: Nocturne
Variation 4: Passacaglia
Variation 5: Danza


Washburn University Wind Ensemble (* = principal)


Kathryn Bolinger



Kathryn Bolinger*
Faith Haller
Paul Borcherding
Mia Stricklin
Morgan Grantham


Oboe/English Horn

Sarah Reineke*


Braden Plumlee
Jon Novorr



William Cason
Phoebe Stottlemire*
Dylan Rizzo
Michelle Lavin 


Bass Clarinet

Kailey Johnson 


Alto Saxophone

Ty’Rese Mendez
Houston Gonzales* 


Tenor Saxophone

Levi Kickhaefer
Bennett Tuel


Baritone Sax

Eric Patterson, Jr.



Thomas Pi*
Quentin Mallette
Tristan Hahn
Cameron Palmer



Trenton Biggerstaff-West*
Kayden Matney
Lauren Buchanan


Tenor Trombone

Landon Schmidt*
Orion Craig
David Albertson



Landon Schmidt



Caroline Shipley



Liz Derrington
Issiah Thurman



Blake Masters



Nick Hogue*
Miles Moore
Mark McKinley
Cameron Arnold


      At its beginning, College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) sought to address common issues facing the college band director, raise the artistry of its conductors, and develop a repertoire of music distinct from the orchestral world and traditional marches. Today CBDNA seeks to serve a wide variety of constituents, from the conservatory wind ensemble, to the athletic band, to the small college band, and everything in between. They meet at five division conferences in even-numbered years, and at their national conference in the odd years. In short, the College Band Directors National Association is a vibrant community of musicians interested in and working in the field of bands of all shapes and sizes. We seek to be the best conductors, musicians, and educators that we possibly can be, and pass that baton to the next generation.

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For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Office: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
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