Posey-Pic0002-293x300Dr. Phil Posey
, Conductor, is a graduate of Florida State University, Eastman School of Music and received his DMA in Conducting and Music Education at the Conservatory of Music/University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He has done post-doctoral studies in conducting at the Hochschule for Music in Vienna, Austria, and studied with numerous noted conducting teachers including Elizabeth Green, Leonard Slatkin and Arbo Arman.

From 1965-2004 Dr. Posey served as Director of Instrumental Studies at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri,  where he founded the Liberty Symphony Orchestra and served as Principal Conductor.

As a result of a sabbatical leave in 1993, he became the conductor of the Shaanxi Symphony Orchestra in Xi’an China. He has been invited back seven times to conduct the orchestra in concerts and tours.

Pat-Setser-2007-3x3-240x300Pat Setser
, Associate Conductor, recently retired as Supervisor of Music for the North Kansas City Public Schools and Director of Bands at Winnetonka High School.  Over the years, her bands received consistent 1st Division ratings and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Carnegie Hall.Ms. Setser is a member of the music staff at the University of Central Missouri.

Recognized as one of the area’s most accomplished musicians, Ms. Setser has been a member of Kansas City Wind Symphony since 2002.


Eileen Amari-Vaught
Kaytee Dietrich*
Crystal Kimmel
Melissa Peterson
Crystal Kimmel*

Teresa Posey Miller
Anne Sneller* +(English Horn)

Jason Colon
Randall Cunningham*
Fabrice Curtis
Bob Dover* +
Edwin Fukunaga
Diane Karius (Eb Soprano) +
Jill Orrick
Angela Roath
Lydia Vermeer
Marcie White
Shadrick Williams
Melissa Zirkel

Bass Clarinet
Pat Setser

Amy Knudsen*
John Titterington

Alto Saxophone
Philip Maher*
Dan Murdock
Tenor Saxophone
Bob Coleman
Baritone Saxophone
Elgin Smith

Matthew Alton
Wendi Calkins-Levitt +
Linda Finch
R. Brady Finch*
Kayla Hawkins
Lester Morris
Shelley Peters*
Scott Sands

Dan Barnett
Ted Hanman*
David Hershberger
Erik Hulse*
Andrea Rogers
Scott Stevens

Jeremy Krug
Daniel Wood

Christopher Blair
Jacob Crawford
Lee Finch*
Chase Grafton

Buck Buchanan* +

Piano, Harp, Celeste
Edwin Fukunaga
Ann Posey

Kimberlyn Angelo*
Donna Bohn
Zach Frieze
Eric Powers
Darrell Thompson
Cara Tucker

+ = Charter Member
*=Section Principal/Co-principal
**= Guest Section Principal

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Business Manager: Bob Coleman
Band Manager: Jacob Crawford
Librarian: Anne Sneller
Personnel Manager: Amy Knudsen 
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