2015-1016 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 Symphony.
Zach Hasan (’16): Vice President
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
Samantha Wallace (’18): Publicity Co-Chair
The Publicity Chair is 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
Sarah Modlin (’18): Media Director Co-Chair
I am a native from Cleveland, Ohio with an interest in biology. My class is 2018 and I play clarinet. Fun Fact: 86% of my decision to go here was based on a coin flip. If the coin landed on heads, I probably would have gone to Wake Forest University.
The Media Director is responsible for recording and archiving concert audio/ video as well as maintaining Wind Ensemble media on its web page.