For the 2022 season the board felt it needed to grow the size of the band which was founded in 1995 by Brian Hughes. To achieve this, it would be necessary to find new conductors and all agreed that expanding the number of Conductors to four would provide the band and the audience with a broader range of musical experience.
The Board’s focus was on recognized musical educators and leaders in the Dubuque area. All would need to have careers dedicated to music, music education and the development of young students and future musicians. As you can see from the biographies, the board was successful in achieving those objects.
Success of the TSWS’s 2022 season was proof of this approach: our band more than doubled in size, as did our audience. As we look forward to our 2023 season, an additional concert has been added and the same conductors have agreed to lead us.
Mr. Resnick received a Master of Music Education degree from Northern Illinois University and a permanent professional teaching certificate from the State of Iowa. He studied saxophone in workshops with Dr. Eugene Rousseau, of Indiana College, and conducting in workshops with Dr. Thomas Lee, of UCLA. He served on the Fine Arts faculty of Clarke University (Dubuque) as director of instrumental music. He has conducted Wind and Jazz Ensembles in addition to composing published works for bands and orchestras.
Dr. Pohland is a Professor in the communication and fine arts division of Loras College where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and chamber groups. He also teaches courses in music education, orchestration, instrumental techniques, music in the movies, and instrumental conducting. Dr. Pohland received his BA in music education from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, his M.M.Ed from the University of Minnesota, and his DMA in instrumental music education and conducting from Arizona State University.
Dr. Hauta is Director of Concert Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Dubuque. He previously served as the University of Dubuque’s Director of Jazz and Athletic Bands. Prior to teaching at the university level, Hauta was a band director in Minnesota for several years. He earned a BA in music education at the University of Minnesota–Morris, a MM in music education at the University of Minnesota–Duluth, and a DMA in wind conducting at the University of Iowa. He is an active adjudicator, guest conductor, and trombonist. Hauta lives in Dubuque with his wife and two sons.
Rodney Matthews has been playing trombone for 55 years, including four years playing with the Navy Band, where he was also a drum major and conductor. He has been a featured soloist with several community bands and college bands. He was a band director in Iowa public schools fo 25 years, including 19 years in Bellevue, Iowa. He also worked with students at Hempsted High School as a long term sub after retirement. He currently enjoys playing with the New Horizons Band, as well as serving as an assistant conductor. Mr. Matthews has a B.A. in Music Education from Northwestern College, and a Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL, plus many credits and workshops beyond. He has been married to Denise Matthews for 35 years, with three kids and three grandkids. When he is not involved in music, you can find him on his bike on the Heritage trail on most afternoons, or fishing on the Mississippi.
Sharon Grimes *
Josette V. Robertson
Richard Beutel *
Becky Gillespie *
Micki Marolf *
– Alto Sax
Shelly (Rochelle) Edge
– Tenor Sax
Lee Ann Buchheit
– Baritone Sax
Sue Hinrichsen *
Rodney Matthews *
David Alan Arnold
John Garde *
Sally Stulken *
(*) TSWS Board
THE TRI-STATE WIND SYMPHONY REHEARSALS WILL BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE’S HERITAGE CENTER
FROM: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM BEGINNING TUESDAY MAY 23.
[NOTE: the exception is the week of July 4 when it will be moved one day ahead to WEDNESDAY JULY 5.]
Heritage Center, Bennett Street, Dubuque, IA
Historically, accordions have not been part of community bands, however we invited an existing group, “The Accordion Divas,” to join us. They became our warmup band and have been received with great enthusiasm. Accordions and Polkas shout fun. They play for thirty minutes while the band sets up for a concert. In fact, they are starting to have a following. Rumor has it they are looking to grow their group.
Vicki Barclay Amanda Hauta Denise Stadel Colleen Yonda