Mission

The Flagstaff Community Band aims to:

  • Enrich the community with free, quality, public concert performances in service to the community

  • Provide a fun, inclusive, and welcoming environment for musicians of all ages

  • Collaborate with other local organizations to serve the community with entertaining and educational musical experiences.

Our Artistic Director and Conductor, Tim McKay

Tim McKay is in his seventh season as the director of the Flagstaff Community Band and the Flagstaff Junior Band, and is the band director at Mount Elden Middle School in Flagstaff. He is also in his 12th season as a trombonist for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. . McKay received his Bachelors degree in Music Education and Masters degree in Trombone Performance from Penn State University.  Tim has many years of experience as a music educator, performer, and ensemble director, across a wide range of age groups and ability levels both in Arizona and previously in Pennsylvania, but his favorite activity is being the daddy of his two girls.  McKay was a nominee for the Governor’s Arts Awards in the category of Individual in Arts Education, and received the Arts in Education Award at Flagstaff’s prestigious Viola Awards.  

Board of Directors

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Executive Committee
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Chair
Equipment Manager
Alec Walsh
French Horn
Clarinet
Vice-Chair
F. Nichols
Clarinet 
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Secretary
Solvay Blomquist
Alto Saxophone
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Treasurer
Jr. Band Coordinator

Sarah Wattenberg 
French Horn
Members-at-Large
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Brian Gregory
Percussion
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Alison Post
Advertising Coordinator

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Ava Paquette
ONA Liaison
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Jamie Sanderlin
Clarinet
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Desmond Siu
Community Liaison
ONA Conductor
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Business Administrator: Jody Laura

The Band

The Flagstaff Community Band is made up of approximately 65 community members with varying levels of experience. 

Piccolo/Flute

Karen Appleby (NAU data analyst/retired)

Terry Bone  (flute maker/instrument repairman)

Kaitlyn Leung (FUSD music teacher)

Tommi Miller (chemist/retired)

Margaret Van Cleve (retired)

Flute

Marti Canipe (NAU professor)

Katie Ellenberger  (student)

Oliver Graf  (student)

Jennifer Guyer (writer)

Amber Jones (Research Coordinator)

Lauren Nagele (detective)

Alison Post (Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecology at NAU)

Clarinet

Ariel Aslan (student)

Emily Chapman  (student)

Lisa Clark (Professional Collaborator)

David Huffman (missionary/retired)

Peter Johnson (music teacher/retired)

Nino Pascale (mortgage banker)

Barbara Phillips (botanist)

Jamie Sanderlin (scientist)

David Thompson (retired NASA scientist)

Sheila White (educator)

Bass Clarinet

Logan Ash  (student)

Cris LeSaar (data analyst)

Alto Saxophone

Solvay Blomquist (Observer Technician)

John Bradford (research scientist)

Anita Diaz (Team Coordinator Compassus Hospice)

Paula Mack (realtor)

Scout Miller (NAU Residence Hall Director)

Jaden Rieck (student)

Lilliana Roccaforte (student)

Tenor Saxophone

Larry Becker (accountant/retired)

Baritone Saxophone

Brian Sanders (raconteur)

Trumpet

Ben Cook (student)

Marette Gebhardt (Communicable Disease Investigator)

Zach Kovalenko (technical designer)

Richard McMaster (music teacher)

Helena Murray (Non-profit)

Jan Nichols (high school band director/retired)

Sara Olson (Director, Campus Operations at NAU)

Linda Stamer (FUSD music teacher)

Kimberly Walker (NAU Executive Assistant)

Steve Young (retired engineer)

French Horn

Emily Ditto (stay-at-home mom extraordinaire)

Tim Ellenberger (facilities manager)

Jody Laura (music teacher/business owner)

Linn Montgomery (NAU faculty biologist/retired)

Mary Schlanger (student)

Alex Walsh (Property Manager)

Sarah Wattenberg (Engineer)

Trombone

Nick Alexander (student)

James Dibelka (student)

Andrew Ditto (family physician)

Jerry Korn (retired)

Alex Skelton (student/composer)

Nat White (astronomer/retired)

Euphonium

Joselyn Finley (occupational therapist)

Tuba

Scott Boynton (Cost Reduction Specialist)

Randy Mews (retired)

Evan Weinzinger 

Chandler Yost (student)

Percussion

Pax Allen (student)

Owen Davis (music teacher)

Brian Gregory (NAU faculty)

Ella Gregory (student)

Jeffrey Koyiyimptewa (student)

Sarah Stamer (student)

Band Librarian: Linda Stamer

Webmaster: Jody Laura

Discriminatory Officers: Brian Gregory                                                Sara Olson

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