These elected student leaders perform essential roles within the Wind Ensemble. As both a curricular course and a student organization, the Wind Ensemble’s student leadership are tasked with diverse responsibilities, including administrating tours, managing publicity, concert recording/archiving, and financial development.


Ben swack

Ben Swack (’19) : President 

Ben Swack is a euphonium player and a member of the class of 2019. He majors in neuroscience and is involved in Circle K (a service organization), and is a brother in the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha. He has previously served as Treasurer for the Wind Ensemble.

The President is responsible for running all official meetings and presiding over all business relating to the Wind Ensemble that is not included in the domain of the Band Director and works closely with the Band Director, serving as a student representative for the Wind Ensemble.


Patrick Poehailos (’18): Vice President

Patrick Poehailos is a senior (but 3rd year student) majoring in Business Analytics. He has played the oboe and english horn in wind bands for 10 years, and he joined the Wind Ensemble at the start of his freshman year at the college. Patrick has previously served as secretary of the Wind Ensemble. In addition to Wind Ensemble, Patrick serves as the Chapter President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, works as a Resident Assistant, and dances in the swing dance club. After graduation, Patrick intends to attend the one-year Masters in Business Analytics at William and Mary.

The Vice President oversees the duties of the Publicity Chair and Tour Director and is also responsible for managing social events, held on a regular basis for band members.

Megan Rouch (’19): Secretary

Megan Rouch is a member of the class of 2019, is a Linguistics major, and is currently studying German and Japanese.  She has been performing in music ensembles since she was young, starting in choir and joining band in high school.  She is a member of the Wind Ensemble and the Pep Band, and a brother of Delta Omicron the professional music fraternity around campus.  She joined Wind Ensemble in her sophomore year and is excited for another great year, especially to do her part on the Exec Board.  In her free time, Megan likes to write fiction, is involved in the Improv Club on campus, and bakes desserts for her friends and residents of the Japanese Language House where she lives.

The Secretary is responsible for taking attendance at rehearsals and mandatory events and reporting absences to the President and Director.  The Secretary must also take minutes at all Officer Board meetings and keep accurate records of these minutes.

Aiden Harbick (’20): Treasurer

Aiden Harbick is a trumpet player and a member of the class of 2020. Although currently undeclared, he plans to major in Physics. Aiden is also a member of the Wham Bam Big Band and a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfoinia.

The Treasurer is responsible for collecting dues and managing the Wind Ensemble’s Student Organization bank account. The Treasurer is expected to keep clear, accurate financial records, pay bills when due, write checks for donations when appropriate, and report expenditures and the total amount in the Wind Ensemble Student Organization account.


Sarah Modlin (’18): Publicity Co-Chair

Sarah hails from the land of Ohio. Her music involvement in campus includes playing clarinet in the wind ensemble, being former president of ukulele club, and being 2nd VP in Delta Omicron. She can also be found in ISC because she is a biology major, so she is in lab almost everyday. When not doing anything, Sarah enjoys a nice nap.


Emily Pickering (’19): Publicity Co-Chair

Emily Pickering, a member of the Class of 2019, is a Biochemistry Major from Lynchburg, Virginia. She is a clarinetist in the Wind Ensemble and has been in the organization since her freshmen year. In addition to Wind Ensemble, Emily is a brother of Delta Omicron International Co-Ed Music Fraternity where she serves as Philanthropy Chair as well as a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity where she serves as Director of PR. In her spare time, you can find Emily rock climbing or searching for dogs in CW.

The Publicity Co-Chairs are responsible for actively advertising Wind Ensemble events, such as concerts, and fundraising events, and is also in charge of any Publicity Committee created by the Officer Board.


Maddy Naide

Maddy Naide (’18): Tour Co-Director 

Maddy is a saxophone-playing junior majoring in Philosophy. Outside of Wind Ensemble, Maddy is a member of Pep Band, Hillel (the Jewish student group), and the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Visit her at work at the Kilwins on Prince George St and get a free sample of fudge!



Heather Wolfe (’18): Tour Co-Director

Heather plays trumpet in William & Mary’s Wind Ensemble and is a member of the class of 2018. She is a government major and plans to attend law school after graduating from William & Mary and pursue a career as a district attorney.

The Tour Co-Directors work with the Treasurer on fundraising efforts directly related to raising money to go on tour.  The Tour Co-Directors also actively collaborate with the President and Band Director in designing the tour and designing travel details and other logistical matters.


Talia Wiener (’20): Media Director and Graphic Design Chair

Talia Wiener is a tuba player from Charlottesville, VA. She has played the tuba since fifth grade and been a member of the Wind Ensemble for two semesters. When she’s not in the band room, Talia can be found writing articles for The Flat Hat, participating in various other clubs on campus, or eating.

The Media Director is responsible for recording and archiving concert audio/ video as well as maintaining Wind Ensemble media on its web page. The graphic design chair will create exciting new visuals for the Wind Ensemble. Graphic Design Chair will actively engage with the publicity director to design concert posters, advertisements, and other necessary visuals.