2015-2016 Officer Board
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.
Megan Haney-Claus (’16) : President
Megan Haney-Claus is a senior who has played clarinet in the Wind Ensemble since her freshman year. She’s double majoring in marketing and psychology, and spends a lot of her free time wishing she was back on the Great Wall of China with the rest of her ensemble members!
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.
Zach Hasan (’16): Vice President
Zach Hasan began playing the trumpet at the tender age of 10. His elementary school band director initially wanted him to play the clarinet, but thank goodness he was stubborn and refused. As 10-year-old (and current) Zach would say, “The trumpet is cool yo.” Zach loves the trumpet and continues to stay as involved with music as possible on campus. He is also a member of the W&M Pep Band, Brass Quintet, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is the Director of the Wham Bam Big Band. Academically, he is a science aficionado and is majoring in Chemistry.
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.
Arjun Malhotra (’17): Secretary
Arjun Malhotra, class of 2017, will serve as the Wind Ensemble’s Secretary for the 2015-2016 school year. As a Music Major and a clarinet player, he is involved in many of W&M’s musical programs and activities including Phi Mu Alpha and Sinfonicron. Arjun is an avid competitive video game player, as he is both the President of W&M’s Pokemon Club and Smash Club.
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.
David Heo (’17): Treasurer
David Heo is a part of the Class of 2017 as a Biology and Computer Science double major. Although a clarinet player in the Wind Ensemble, David also enjoys playing drums and bass guitar in his free time.
Samantha Wallace (’18): Publicity Co-Chair
Samantha Wallace is an excited member of the Class of 2018. She is Pre-Med and majoring in Classical Studies. In addition to being an RA for Fauquier, Samantha is a part of Pi Beta Phi, a Cohen Career Center Ambassador, and a salsa dancing enthusiast.
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.
Emma Chacon (’18): Publicity Co-Chair
Emma Chacon, class of 2018, will serve as a publicity co-chair in the Wind Ensemble for the 2015-2016 year. Currently she is double majoring in Elementary Education and Music. Besides playing the clarinet, Emma likes to travel, compose music, and also works as a substitute teacher in her free time.
Lydia Brown (’17): Tour Co-Director
Lydia Brown is a junior majoring in English and Music. She plays percussion, loves reading and writing, and has been in two hula hooping contests (and was runner-up both times).
Kevin Kay (’17): Tour Co-Director
Hello! This is Kevin, one of the wind ensemble tour directors. He is a junior at The College majoring in both music and physics, and he also plays clarinet in the wind ensemble. His fun fact is that he closely relates to sloths, but also sometimes sea otters, depending on his mood.
Sarah Modlin (’18): Media Director Co-Chair
Sarah Modlin is a native from Cleveland, Ohio with an interest in biology. Her class is 2018 and she plays clarinet. Fun Fact: 86% of her decision to go here was based on a coin flip. If the coin landed on heads, she probably would have gone to Wake Forest University.
The Media Co-Directors are responsible for recording and archiving concert audio/ video as well as maintaining Wind Ensemble media on its web page.