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

      2010-11 Season Roster
      Highline Community Symphonic Band
      (HCSB)

      FLUTE
        Carol Hunter
        Mary O'Hara
        Amanda Ogden
        Janice Ono
        Traci Towers

      OBOE
        Gretchen Geyer-McDaniel
        Gordon Somerville

      ALTO SAXOPHONE
        Ingrid Carlsen
        Kathleen Hermann

      TENOR SAXOPHONE
        Chuck Hermann
        Lisa Mahan

      BARITONE
      SAXOPHONE

        David Griffith

      ENGLISH HORN
        VACANT

      BASSOON
        Hilary Conville

      B-FLAT CLARINET
        Karen Cawker
        Dan Clark
        Brian Griffith
        Donna Lipsky
        Nancy McLean
        Shirley Milligan
        Arlene Patterson
        Racehl Pulley
        Dyann Seidl

      B-FLAT BASS
      CLARINET

        George Roberts
        Kelsey Ward

      FRENCH HORN
        Karen Tyree
        Juliana Oostyen
        Stan Holmes

      PERCUSSION
        Dana Lede
        Joel Orsen
        Bill Shaug

      TRUMPET
        Scott Bernitt
        Bob Briggs
        Al Francisco
        Sheryl Lede
        Lee Olds
        Christy Reynolds
        Matt Verbon

      TROMBONE
        Nathan Ashworth
        Brian Bach
        Mike Bredl
        Scott Eylander
        Dwight McLean
        Dan Milligan
        Donn Shankland

      EUPHONIUM
        Robb Menaul
        Kathy Green

      TUBA
        Denise Still
        Jeff Taylor

      BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

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