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Dr. Matthew McCutchen, Conductor and Artistic Director

Matthew McCutchen is the Director of Bands at the University of South Florida. His responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble, teaching courses in conducting and music education, and cheering on the HOT Band at football games. He is the Founder and Conductor of the Bay Area Youth (BAY) Winds, which features many of the finest high school musicians throughout the Tampa Area, and is the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Florida Wind Band. 


Dr. McCutchen earned a Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Conducting from Florida State University, a Master’s degree in Conducting from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Furman University. 


Dr. McCutchen’s teaching experience spans from middle school to the university level. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and performer who has been published in the National Band Association’s Journal, the 7th and 8th editions, the “Solos with Wind Band Accompaniment” editions of the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, The Instrumentalist magazine, and the Florida Music Director


He serves as the Chair of the National Band Association/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest Committee and is a member of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor Selection Committee. 

Marc Sosnowchik, Associate Conductor

Marc Sosnowchik serves as Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of South Florida, where he conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches courses in conducting and music education, directs the Herd of Thunder Marching Band, and oversees all aspects of Athletic Bands at USF. Previously, Dr. Sosnowchik was Assistant Director of Bands at Oklahoma State University. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Sosnowchik maintains an active schedule as a clinician, conductor, adjudicator, and arranger. He conducts honor bands throughout the US and in the summer teaches on the faculty of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project/World Adult Wind Orchestra Project as part of the Mid-Europe Festival in Schladming, Austria. 


Dr. Sosnowchik earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Alabama, and both his master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in conducting from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Musicians

Flute

Robert Neale, Principal
John Brennan
Anne Wall
Lauren DeLuca, Piccolo

Oboe

 Dawn Hardy, Principal

Michael Keough

Kelsie McCay

Carole Leidi

Clarinet

Tony Negron, Principal

Sharon Henson

Stefanie McDannald, Eb

Alan Dubois

Kathleen Sadowsky

Evan Cano

Tashianna Torres

Michelle Bednarek

Diana Belcher

Asher Carlson

Adrian Munive

Francisco Quixtan

Hannah Rutherford

George Linakis, bass

Ashley Huffman, contra

Saxophone

Josh Hollenbeck, Principal

Jonathan French

Bradley Esau

Jason Allgair

Nicholas Seier

Bassoon

Ethan Miller, Principal

Casey McGowan

June Hammond

Tristan Hensley

Trumpet

Russ McCollum, Principal

Robert Baldridge

Kevin Clark

John Baker

Michael Vail

Johnathon Mulder

Trevor Butts

Michael Vail 

Jay DeDon

William Luckett

James Kluesner

Larry Harvey

Horn

Brandon McDannald, Principal

Keith Griffis

Leticia Pons

Samantha Snow

Devin DeDon

Candy Kluesner

Gary Wright

Don Grammer

Trombone

John Marcellus, Principal

Buggy Bowden

Terry Adams

Brian Mason

Fred Wagner
Carl Prueitt

Paul Henry

Christine Mattingly-Wagner


Euphonum

Aaron Campbell, Principal

Roy Mitchell, Jr.

Michael Lebrias

Joshua McNiven

Tuba

Kelly Bravard, Principal

John Geisler

Richard Wohl

Joseph Alvarez

Percussion

Tyler Carr, Principal

Nicholas Gigante

Michael Davis

Michael Standard

Michael Garcia

Fai Fai Ho

Brian Dell

Daniel Melendez

Double Bass

Bill Swartzbaugh, Principal

Timothy Roy

Piano

Kathy Baker

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