Mission Statement

 The mission of the Connecticut Symphonic Winds is to provide high caliber musicians with an opportunity to perform challenging, stylistically diverse, quality concert band literature for community and public education audiences.

The Organization will strive, in its growing capacity, to give experience and aid in furthering the education and performance of exceptional and gifted music students on High School, College and Post Graduate levels.

As support for the Connecticut Symphonic Winds increases, the Ensemble will continue to endeavor to bring the experience of live wind ensemble music and the standard classical repertoire to those communities and audiences that lack artistic exposure.

CSW Board Members and Contact Info

Music Director:  Charles Brian DePaul

203-522-0193 /  CounterPointBand@SBCGlobal.net

Associate Conductor/Education Liaison:  Donna Schmardel


*President:  Vincent Florentino


*Vice-President/Multimedia:  Kathryn Anderson


*Secretary:  Jenn Beno


*CFO/Library:  Sandy Eisenberg


Financial Advisor:  Bob Johnson


Financial Advisor:  David Wojtowicz


*Fundraising:  Emily P. "Kiki" Jones


-- Amanda Schuman


*Band Manager:  Don Wilcox

203-641-5328 / Donald.Wilcox@SBCGlobal.net

Assistant Band Manager:  Ray Weber


Membership Director:  Russ Halstead


SW/Program/Materials Manager:  Linda Badowski


*Public Relations/Advertisement:  TBA

WebMaster(s):  Jones & Spitzer

At Large:  David Pressler, Judy Pressler

* Executive Posts

Our Musicians!


2018 Roster

Charles Brian DePaul, Music Director, Principal Conductor 

Donna Schmardel, Associate Conductor 


Piccolo   Meredith Zoll   

Flute   Paula Coutz *, Bethany Dupuis, Sandy Eisenberg, Peter Hadley, Donna Lupacchino, Lisa Horton Malin, Judy Pressler, Stacey Severn ^, Meredith Zoll   

Oboe   Gerry Freid, Anthony J. Mara*

English Horn   Gerry Fried  

Bassoon   Linda Balavram, Jennifer Beno *, Winifred Swarr  

Eb Soprano Clarinet  Shire Feingold

Clarinet   Kathryn Anderson, Andrew Anello *, Carmen Jane Booth, Ann Cory, Camerson Costen, Patricia Gelineau, Julie Kellar

Alto Clarinet   Donald Wilcox   

Bass Clarinet   Ethan Desautels, Molly Scatenato, Donald Wilcox   

Alto Saxophone   Julia Gerace *,  Donna Schmardel   

Tenor Saxophone   David Glassman   

Baritone Saxophone   Linda Badowski   

French Horn   Irene Guda, Emily P. "Kiki" Jones +, Kathy Kuberka, Dawn Leety, Aaron Plude *, Kate Russo   

Trumpet   Nannette Cristino, Patti DeMeglio, Mark Dennis, Vincent Florentino, Amy Grace, Dan Jocis, Alex ShepardJoseph Spitzer *
  - the Daniel Gelfund Memorial Chair, Thomas Zoubek   

Trombone   Robert Gennarini, Russ Halstead *, Robert A. Johnson, John Russo, David Wojtowicz       

Bass Trombone   David Wojtowicz, Jr., John Revel   

Euphonium   Phil Adelman, Gerard L. Tondi *, Chris Rickard   

Tuba   Art Hovey *, Rob Perelli-Minetti, Ken Sura   

Percussion   Jeehyun Kim, David Liskov *, Douglas Watkins, Raymond Weber  

Piano   Jeehyun Kim         

                * Principal          ^ Associate Principal          + Section Leader