Archive for the Guest Artists Category

Steven Cobb

Steven CobbGuest Conductor Dr. Stephen Cobb became Bandmaster of The International Staff Band in 1994. In that position he has ably followed some of The Salvation Army’s most famous conductors. Stephen’s initial reputation was secured as a cornet soloist, both at Hendon and within The International Staff BandRead more

Ronald Holz

Dr. Ronald HolzDr. Ronald W. Holz is Director of the SASF Brass Band of Asbury University as an extracurricular activity.  He is currently Professor of Music Literature and Instrumental Music at Asbury University, is a noted music historian, author, conductor, lecturer, and clinician, particularly in the of field instrumentalRead more

William Himes

William HimesWilliam Himes was born and raised in Michigan, where he attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receiving his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education and Performance.  Since that time he has appeared as conductor, clinician, and soloist throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, NewRead more

Ron Waiksnoris

Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris has served as conductor and musical director of the New York Staff Band since 1992, taking the band to new heights in musical performance, programming, recording and musical ministry. Under his leadership, the band has successfully toured Australia, Europe and Scandinavia, impacting the brassRead more

Philip Sparke

Philip SparkePhilip Sparke was born in London and studied composition, trumpet and piano at the Royal College of Music, where he gained an ARCM. It was at the College that his interest in bands arose. He played in the College wind orchestra and also formed a brass bandRead more

Craig Kirchhoff

Craig KirchhoffGuest Conductor In the fall of 1979, the School of Music welcomed Wisconsin native, Craig J. Kirchhoff, as Ohio State’s fourth director of Bands. Kirchhoff received a bachelor of science in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master of music from the University ofRead more

Jack Evans

Jack O EvansGuest Conductor Jack Oliver Evans (1915-2001) began a professional career in music and education in 1937 that lasted for sixty-four years. He was regarded as one of the finest teachers and band directors in the country at the pinnacle of his career. Born in 1915 in Charleston,Read more

Donald McGinnis

Donald McGinnisGuest Conductor Donald E. McGinnis came to Ohio State University in 1941 as instructor of woodwinds and assistant director to Manley Whitcomb. In May 1942 McGinnis enlisted in the US Navy and was principal clarinet and featured soloist in a superior musical unit stationed at the USNRead more

Jon Woods

Dr. Jonathan WoodsGuest Conductor Jonathan 'Jon' Woods spent 28 years directing the marching band until his retirement after the 2011-12 academic year. Then and now, fans often refer to the band by the initials TBDBITL, for "The Best Damn Band in the Land." Jon Woods' innovations, including using computersRead more

Helen Tyler

Helen TylerBaritone Soloist Helen Harrelson née Tyler began her playing career aged 10 on euphonium with the Rotherham Schools Band before progressing to the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain aged 16. She later changed to baritone and was accepted at the Royal Northern College of MusicRead more