The Members   see membership list

The membership of the ensemble is quite remarkable, spanning a wide range of ages and many walks of life. Doctors, students, teachers, firemen, engineers, retirees, professional musicians, and many others come together to enjoy the making of a wide variety of great music. The result enriches both the performer and the audience.


Highline Band, May, 2009

Many of our members are current or previous players with other quality ensembles in the area. This variety also helps add to the diversity and musicianship of our players. Here are some of the other performance groups represented:

In recent years, the quality of HCSB performances has improved markedly as shown by comparing recordings from season to season, and our library is always expanding to provide a wider range of quality selections.

About the Band

The Highline Community Symphonic Band is an incorporated non-profit 501 (c)3 organization funded in part by:

  • Cultural Development Authority of King County.
  • City of Burien, Burien Arts Commission.
  • City of Tukwila, Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Quarterly membership dues.
  • The Highline Band is also a part of the Arts Coalition, sponsor of

      2013-14 Season Roster
      Highline Community Symphonic Band
      (HCSB)
      Dan Kexel, Music Director and Conductor

      FLUTE
        Chris Borland
        Tammy Harris
        Carol Hunter
        Martha Lipscomb
        Janice Ono
        Traci Towers

      OBOE
        Gretchen Geyer-McDaniel
        Naikyu Lee

      ALTO SAXOPHONE
        Ryan Tanaka
        Kathleen Hermann
        Joe Preiser
        Eric Taylor

      TENOR SAXOPHONE
        Chuck Hermann

      BARITONE
      SAXOPHONE

        David Griffith

      ENGLISH HORN
        VACANT

      BASSOON
        VACANT

      B-FLAT CLARINET
        Dan Clark
        Sarah Hettrick
        Jackie Lee
        Nancy McLean
        Shirley Milligan
        Jim Nelson
        Arlene Patterson
        Lyn Ritchie
        Dyann Seidl

      B-FLAT BASS
      CLARINET

        George Roberts

      FRENCH HORN
        Karen Tyree
        Juliana Oostyen
        Stan Holmes

      PERCUSSION
        Andrew Bendokas
        Bill Shaug

      TRUMPET
        Sheryl Baisinger
        Scott Bernitt
        Bob Briggs
        Linda Cate
        Chris Wyman
        Michael Wyman
        Christy Reynolds

      TROMBONE
        Mike Bredl
        Chris Date
        Kathy Green
        Dwight McLean
        Dan Milligan
        John Wilhaur
        Jordan St. John

      EUPHONIUM
        Jim Edwards
        Robb Menaul

      TUBA
        Pat Hill
        Denise Still
        Jeff Taylor

      BOARD OF DIRECTORS

      EXECUTIVE BOARD
        Michael Wyman, President
        David Griffith, Vice President
        Robb Menaul, Secretary
        Lyn Ritchie, Treasurer
        Dan Clark, Past President
        Daniel Kexel, Music Director
      CHAIR POSITIONS
        Dan Clark, Concert
        Nancy McLean, Library
        Shirley Milligan Membership
        Karen Cawker, Publicity
        Dyann Seidl, Social
        Karen Clark, Grants
        Jeff Taylor, Webmaster

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