Governance

Meet the Team

The Wellington Wind Symphony is governed by a volunteer board consisting of both musicians and members of the community.

Tracey Frank

Board Chair

Tracey Frank has been a member of Wellington Winds since 2017, and prior to joining the Board of Directors, learned the ropes of governance serving in various executive roles with PSAC London Area Council and her local union. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Music History from Western University, a Bachelor of Music
Education from University of Regina, and a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance
from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA). Currently, she maintains an active
performance schedule, runs her own private teaching studios in Woodstock and
Stratford, ON, coaches the Stratford Symphony Youth Orchestra woodwinds, and
(somehow) holds down a full-time role as a public servant. She looks forward to
building on the incredible legacy of this ensemble, and helping bring more incredible
wind music to the community.

Eric Dettweiler

Secretary

Eric is a trumpeter, music educator and entertainer. Eric has a Bachelor of Education (BEd) and a Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Performance from Laurier. He currently holds positions with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra and the Wellington Wind Symphony.  Eric has experience playing in orchestras, big bands, musical theatre and studio recording.  He is also a music educator, and has a busy studio of trumpet and piano students.  During the summer, Eric is part of the brass faculty at Southampton Summer Music. 

Len Bradfield

Board Member

Len started playing the flute at age 12, studying with Keith Girard and Nick Fiore. Len holds a BASc in Engineering Physics from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Physics from the University of Waterloo. Len didn’t like the corporate world, although he gave it a shot for four years. Len worked with the astronomy group at UofW to automate an astrophotometer measuring star images. Later, he developed a Gerber code translator for integrated circuits and then a wavelet video compressor currently used NOT under licence by everyone. Currently, he is finishing a secure “password” bionic transfer idea. Len is also itching to take on a pseudospectral approach to setting up a plasma simulation of a Bussard (qv) boron-hydrogen fusion reaction.

Eric Probst

Personnel Manager

After bouncing around the country for a number of years to attend various music schools (University of Toronto, Glenn Gould School and Memorial University of Newfoundland), Eric met the girl of his dreams and settled with her in Kitchener. Eric has hung up his many military band uniforms and wears camouflage daily as a recruiter for the local army reserves. In his spare time, Eric sends a lot of surveys and emails to Wellington Winds members and subs. Oh, and he plays and teaches tuba.

Allison Nelson

Librarian

Allison has been a member of the Wellington Wind Symphony for many years. She has also held the position of librarian for many years, giving her incredible insight into the group.

Greg Stroh

Board Member

Greg has an Honours BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University. He plays the flute in various settings ranging from solo performances to larger ensembles such as wind bands, woodwind quintet and chamber groups. Greg has been a member of the Wellington Wind Symphony for many years, and enjoys helping the group continue to develop.

Erin Probst

Marketing/Web Design

Erin has been a member of the Wellington Wind Symphony since 2022. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Western Ontario (2010), and a Bachelor of Education (2011) from The University of Western Ontario. Although she is currently at home with her second baby boy on a maternity leave, she is the Head of Music at Laurel Heights Secondary School in Waterloo, Ontario. She and her husband (the one with the tuba above) are living their happily ever after full of family and music.

Joe Schwarz

Treasurer

Joe has played bassoon with the Winds for many years. He is a very active member of the group, and recently stepped into the role as Treasurer. Joe is excited about working closely with the group, and helping it continue to develop in the future.

Easton Page

Board Member

Easton is a percussionist extraordinaire. He recently stepped into a role with the board of the Wellington Wind Symphony, although he has been a member playing percussion with the group for many years. Easton is looking forward to helping build the momentum of the ensemble, and growing the organization.

The Wellington Wind Symphony (Wellington Winds Inc.) is a registered non-profit arts organization in Canada.  Our CRA Charitable Registration Number is #891628661RR0001. 

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