Thirty-six students are members of this year’s Wind Ensemble

Three dozen Bemidji State University students are members of this year’s Wind Ensemble, a performing group open to all BSU students.

This year’s Wind Ensemble has 36 members, and 11 are non-music majors. In addition to regularly programmed campus concerts, the Wind Ensemble hosts the Northern Minnesota Honor Band, an annual band festival for many of Minnesota’s top high school musicians.

The ensemble, directed by Scott Guidry, assistant professor of music, takes an annual band tour and has performed with numerous area high school music programs. Recent tours include performances in Winnipeg and Minneapolis.

Throughout its history, BSU’s Wind Ensemble has worked with guest conductors including Dr. Wesley Broadnax, assistant director of bands at Michigan State University, and Mark Kelly, director emeritus of bands at Bowling Green State University.

• Scott Guidry, assistant professor of music, (218) 755-3365,

Student performers are listed below by hometown
Bemidji |56601| Stephen Allison, freshman, music
Bemidji |56601| Amanda Barber, senior, music education
Bemidji |56601| Elias Connell, freshman, business administration
Bemidji |56601| Sammi Korczak, freshman, music
Bemidji |56601| Ben Schreiber, junior, mathematics education
Bemidji |56601| Josh Sorenson, sophomore, music education

Brainerd |56401| Jon Crust, senior, music
Brainerd |56401| Diana Fellman, junior, psychology
Brainerd |56401| David Phillips, freshman, music
Cass Lake |56633| Allison Conner, junior, business administration
Clarkfield |56223| Andrew McCormick, junior, music education
Cottage Grove |55016| Lavonte Hardie, sophomore, criminal justice
Gilbert |55741| Taylor Barkdoll, freshman, music
Grand Rapids |55744| Abi Mason, freshman, nursing
Hibbing |55746| Christine Wilson, sophomore, music education
Ironton |56455| Cameron Trott, sophomore, music education
Ironton |56455| Cassidy Trott, sophomore, music
Lancaster |56735| Sondra Carlson, sophomore, science
LeSueur |56058| Luke Barnard, sophomore, music
Maple Grove |55369| Jessie Fuhrman, freshman, criminal justice
Maple Grove |55311| Josh May, junior, music
McGregor |55760| Brooke Nelson, freshman, music
Mounds View |55112| Stephen Martin, sophomore, music
Nevis |56467| Brian Bass, junior, music
Nevis |56467| Gabby Karam, senior, music
Ortonville |56278| Maggie Ragan, senior, music education
Pennington |56663| Axel Ross, senior, music
Pequot Lakes |56472| Christian Kurilla, freshman, music education
Pequot Lakes |56473| Mike Newton, freshman, music education
Rice |56367| Jason Skroch, junior, accounting
Scandia |55073| Dan Nelson, sophomore, general studies
Slayton |56172| Molly Bass, senior, music education
Staples |56479| Lynnea Iverson, senior, music education
Thief River Falls |56701| Lorrisa Skalsky, senior, music education

Carlisle |50047| Joshua Jones, junior, environmental studies

Chippewa Falls |54729| Kyle Baldeshwiler, sophomore, music education