Musicians

Musicians of the Ohlone Wind Orchestra

Director Tony Clements

Tony Clements, DirectorThe Ohlone Wind Orchestra has been under the direction of Tony Clements since 2001, when he assumed the baton from the ensemble’s founder and fellow low brass player, Philip Zahorsky.

In addition to his leadership of the OWO, Clements conducts the Ohlone Community Band and the Mission Peak Brass Band, and has also served as Director of Bands at California State University, East Bay.

A New York native, Clements studied with Bill Barber, Floyd Cooley, Tommy Johnson, Jim Self, and Roger Bobo. In 1981, he was appointed Principal Tubist of the San José Symphony, and holds the same role with its successor, Symphony Silicon Valley. He has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Sacramento Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

Ensemble members, Spring 2017

The members of the Ohlone Wind Orchestra include professional and dedicated amateur musicians from throughout the greater Bay Area.    * denotes Section Principal

Flute and piccolo
Jonathan Dufour
Barb Gurnari *
Lori Huberman
Karen Kolber
Jennifer Oliver

Oboe
Tyler Ketron

Bb Clarinet
Kathy Boster, * Concertmaster
Alicia Breen
Robbie Brown
Susan Cardello
Susan Cooper
Barbara Denny
Ann Guerra
Nora Lemmon (+ Eb clarinet)
Danielle Napoleon, Asst. Concertmaster
Cyndy Salmon
Jack Stanley
Debbie Wetmore

Bass Clarinet
Phil Pollard (+ contrabass and alto clarinets)
Kathy Switky

Saxophone
Mark Beyer (alto)
Jeff Cravens (tenor)
Michael Graff * (alto)
Paul Lorigan (baritone)

Bassoon
Lisa Canter
Michael Garvey *
Lori Garvey (+ contrabassoon)

French Horn
Randy Hart
Richard Lamb
Tyler Morse *
Chris Nalls
Fleurette Sevin

Trumpet
Paul Dhuse
Bob Fitt
Cliff Mercer
Warren Necoechea
Ken Walter *

Trombone
Randy Chase *
Al Dailey
Diane Schildbach

Bass Trombone
Hans Horn 

Euphonium
John Monroe

Tuba
James Barany
John Taylor *

Percussion
Ralph Becker-Szendzy
Samantha Garvey
Jason Sander
Wendy Tran
Brad Wetmore *
Larry Yang

Harp
Samantha Garvey

 

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