About Diablo Wind Symphony

Current Staff | Current Members

Established in 1996, the Diablo Wind Symphony serves 60 to 80 local students, ages 14–22, offering consistent instrumentation conducive to performing major wind and percussion compositions. Designed as a cooperative interaction with school music programs, the DWS offers a positive learning environment, master classes with professional clinicians, and an annual concert season with internationally renowned soloists. Read the full history of BDPA.

Activities include ensemble rehearsal, masterclasses, sectionals, and a variety of small group activities for the more advanced students.

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are presented by some of the bay areas top professional musicians who represent the areas major orchestras, recording studios, and local higher education institutions.

Guest Artists

The DWS enhances the members musical awareness by bringing in internationally acclaimed soloists as guest artists and special masterclass presenters. Previous artists include:

  • Karen Anderson – Vocalist
  • The Bobs – Vocal Quartet
  • Allen Brown – Percussion
  • Jonathan Brummel - Trombone
  • David Burkhart – Trumpet
  • Michelle Caimotto - Flute
  • Steve Carr – Woodwinds
  • Tony Clements - Tuba
  • Mary Fettig – Saxophone
  • David Henderson - Saxophone
  • Nicolasa Kuster - Bassoon
  • Galen Lemmon – Percussion
  • Diane Maltester – Clarinet
  • Bob Montgomery – Trumpet
  • Harvey Pittel – Saxophone
  • Dave Ridge – Trombone
  • Lino Rivera - Piano
  • Zacariah Spellman – Tuba
  • Matt Tropman - Euphonium
  • Susan Waller – Flute/Piccolo
  • Dale Wolford – Saxophone
  • Jack Van Geem - Marimba
  • Mike Vax – Trumpet
  • Allen Vizzutti – Trumpet
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