The ensemble’s musicians come from throughout the Chicago area and southern Wisconsin and represent many professional backgrounds. Approximately half are professional music educators; the rest have a diverse set of occupations including business executives, attorneys, and physicians. Musicians range in age from 20 to 85. The musicians’ average tenure is 15 years, with one-third having tenures of 20 years or more. All of the musicians are selected by audition and are strongly committed to volunteering their time and talents to the group.

Artistic Director

Mallory Thompson

Assistant Conductor

Dan Farris


Piccolo
Kelly McGregor^
Jen Smith

Flute
Julianne Arvidson
Kathryn Cargill
Angela Deligiannis^
Michele Gaus Ehning
Sandra Ellingsen
Nancy Golden*
Kristen Hanna
Betsy Ko
Jennifer Nelson
Marija Robinson
Jen Smith
Amy Strong
Gail Wiercioch

Oboe/English Horn
Sarah Farster
Lindsay Haukebo
Melaine Pohlman*
Nancy Swanson

Bassoon
Pam Holt
Maryann Loda*
Heather McCowen
Steve Moline

B-flat Clarinet
Chris Bajek
Hannah Bangs
Pam Beavin
Traci Bowering
DaJuan Brooks
Sarah Crowell
Laurie DeVillers
Debbie Durham*
Diana Economu
Kelley Gossler
Tyler Holstrom
Janet Jesse
Gail Kalver
Christine Kaminski
Bob Konecny
Jaclyn Seligman
Laura Stibich
Patrick Wall
David Zyer

Bass Clarinet
Michael Grippo
Robert Yaple

Alto Saxophone
Alex Blomarz
Roland Colsen
Carey Valente*

Tenor Saxophone
Pete Ross

Baritone Saxophone
Michael San Gabino

Trumpet 
Allissa Baldwin
Amy Bischoff
Ben Clemons
Jeff Crylen
Scott Golinkin
Robert Kelly
Stanton Kramer
Al Legutki*
Erik Lillya
Kyle Rhoades
Jacy Ripley
Becky Van Donslear

French Horn
Betsy Engman
Peter Gotsch
Janene Kessler
Katie McCarthy
Mollie McDougall
Melanie Paulsen
Ryan Sedgwick*
Emma Stibich
Hilary Strauch
Lauren Whisnant
Jennifer Young
Barbara Zeleny

Trombone
Paul Bauer*
Andrew Burkemper
Mitchell Clark
Daniel DiCesare
Greg Glover
Joe Moore
Brad Say
Camden Scarborough
Joseph Schorer
DJ Taylor
Bryan Tipps

Euphonium
Kendra Gohr
Bruce Nelson*
Mike Vecchio

Tuba
Kevin Baldwin
John Harshey*
Peter Lograsso
Rodney Owens
Eric Weisseg

Percussion
Deborah Hawes
Joey Heimlich
Derek Inksetter
Richard Lehman
Samir Mayekar
Mike Moehlmann
Chris Rasmussen*
Bill Seliger


Member Emeritus
Ann Betz
Charles Hawes
Nancy Hinners
Ed Kahn
Gordon Long
Dennis Montgomery
Herb Schneiderman
Janet Schroeder
David Shaw
Barry Skolnik
Rich Wadden

Denotes
* Section Leader
^ On leave for 2018-2019 season