Connecticut Symphonic Winds
Connecticut Symphonic Winds
  • 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 /

    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 /

    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!

    2017 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, Stacy 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, Cherie Broder, Vincent Brophy, Camerson Costen, Ann Cory, Patricia Gelineau, Brian Nekoloff, Dan Nguyen, Thomas Roche, Richard Testani   

    Alto Clarinet   Donald Wilcox   

    Bass Clarinet   Ethan Desautels, Molly Scatenato, Donald Wilcox   

    Alto Saxophone   Julia Gerace *, David Glassman, Donna Schmardel   

    Tenor Saxophone   Rick Meyers   

    Baritone Saxophone   Linda Badowski   

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

    Trumpet   Jacob Colao, Nannette Cristino, Patti DeMeglio, Mark Dennis, Joseph DeRocco, Christopher Doney^, Vincent Florentino, Amy Grace, Dan Jocis, Joseph Spitzer *
      - the Daniel Gelfund Memorial Chair, Thomas Zoubek   

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

    Bass Trombone   Brian Borrelli, David Wojtowicz, Jr., John Revel   

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

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

    Percussion   Jeehyun Kim, David Liskov *, Connor Mulford, Noah Schaffer, Raymond Weber, Michael Wyatt   

    Piano   Jeehyun Kim         

                    * Principal          ^ Associate Principal          + Section Leader