2016-2017 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.
Arjun Malhotra (’17) : President
Arjun Malhotra, class of 2017, has been playing clarinet for over ten years. As a Music major and Biochemistry minor, he hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Arjun previously served as Secretary for the Wind Ensemble. He is involved in many of William & Mary’s musical programs and activities including Sinfonicron, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Symphony Orchestra. Arjun is also an avid competitive video game player, as he is ranked #78 in the world for Super Smash Bros. Melee. Outside of his musical pursuits, Arjun is President of both the William & Mary Smash Club and the William & Mary Pokemon Club.
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.
Lydia Brown (’17): Vice President
Lydia Brown is a senior majoring in English and Music. She joined the Wind Ensemble in her sophomore year after transferring to William & Mary and immediately called it home. In addition to her role as Vice President, Lydia serves as the percussion section leader for Wind Ensemble. Lydia previously served as co-tour director for the Wind Ensemble tour to New Orleans. Outside of Wind Ensemble, Lydia is the Musicale Director for Delta Omicron Professional Music Fraternity and loves anything and everything related to books and music.
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.
Kika Sahai (’18): Secretary
Kika Sahai has been an oboist in the Wind Ensemble since her freshman year. As a member of the Class of 2018, Kika is pursuing a major in International Relations and a minor in Music. In addition to her position as Secretary for the Wind Ensemble, Kika is a brother and Philanthropy Chair for Delta Omicron Professional Music Fraternity and a sister of Delta Gamma.
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.
Benjamin Swack (’19): Treasurer
Ben Swack is a euphonium player and a member of the class of 2019. Although currently undeclared, he plans to major in Neuroscience. Outside of academics, Ben is a brother in Phi Mu Alpha and Alpha Tau Omega.
Emma Chacon (’18): Publicity Co-Chair
Emma Chacon is a junior majoring in Music with a minor in Film and Media Studies. She is a clarinetist who has been a member of the Wind Ensemble since her freshman year. Following graduation, Emma will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. This is Emma’s second year as Co-Publicity director for the Wind Ensemble.
Maddy Naide (’18): Publicity Co-Chair
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!
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.
Sarah Modlin (’18): Tour Co-Director
Sarah, a clarinetist from the Class of 2018, is a proud citizen of Cleveland, Ohio. Sarah is an avid fan of the ukulele and is the President of William & Mary’s Ukulele Club. Sarah is also the Chaplain, also known as the motivational speaker for the co-ed music fraternity, Delta Omicron. Sarah previously served as Co-Media Director for the Wind Ensemble.
Christina York (’19): Tour Co-Director
Christina York is a member of the class of 2019 and is considering majors in Business, Math, and/or Computer Science. She plays the trumpet in the Wind Ensemble and is a member of the Catholic Campus Ministry at William & Mary.
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.
Samantha Kim will be serving as the graphic design chair this year. She is a member of the Class of 2019 and will be majoring in Accounting. Although she plays the bass clarinet in the Wind Ensemble, she originally started out playing the clarinet, but later switched to the the bass clarinet in the 7th grade!
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.