October 28, 2022

Concert Program

Conductor Nicholas Mosley

March to the Scaffold - Hector Berlioz

Danse Macabre - Camille Saint-Saens

Peer Gynt Suite - Edvard Grieg

I.  Morgenstemning (Morning Mood)
II.  Ases ded (The Death of Ase)
III. Anitras dans (Anitra's Dance)
IV. I Dovregubbens hall (In the Hall of the Mountain King)

Themes from The Sorcerer's ApprenticePaul Dukas

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Conductor Gail A. Brechting

Ghost Train - Eric Whitacre

Abracadabra - Frank Ticheli

Defying Gravity (Wicked)- Stephen Schwartz
    Vocal Soloist Brenna HeydenBurg Sluiter

Spider Man - Homecoming Giacchino/Bill
    Trombone Choir

Music for a Darkened Theatre - Dany Elfman

Incantation and Dance - John Barnes Chance

The Pink Panther - Henry Mancini
    Children's Costume Parade

Remember Me - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
    Vocal Soloist Brenna HeydenBurg Sluiter

Meet the Conductors

Gail A. Brechting, Conductor & Musical Director

Gail Brechting is in her twenty-sixth year as the conductor of the award-winning West Michigan Concert WINDS. Under her direction, the WINDS received the John Phillip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Silver Scroll Award, America’s most prestigious community concert band award. She has organized four international tours with the WINDS, and is planning on taking them in 2024 to Scotland and Ireland. She has had the privilege of conducting the WINDS in Chicago’s Symphony Hall, as well as the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Before becoming conductor, Mrs. Brechting was principal trombone with the WINDS and performed with many area music ensembles including the Traverse City Symphony, the Lansing Concert Band, The Lake Effect Brass, and the West Shore Symphony. In addition she is a much sought after soprano vocal soloist in West Michigan.

From 1996-1999 Mrs. Brechting represented MSBOA as the State Representative for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. For over 40 years, she has been an active district and state level adjudicator for low brass, band and orchestras as well as teaching private trombone and tuba lessons to students of all ages.

She has been the guest conductor with the Acadia Winds in Louisiana, Hot Springs Community Band in Arkansas, was the featured conductor with the Louisiana Middle School Honors Band, and she served as guest clinician and conductor with the Winter Park High School in Florida. She is the 2019-2022 recipient of the Harry Begian Conductor Scholar award, through Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. It is a two-year opportunity to work with Dr. Rodney Dorsey, director of bands from Indiana University.

Mrs. Brechting is the President of the Association of Concert Bands, an International organization serving adult community bands, serving two previous terms on their board of directors. She is a member of the National Band Association, the College Band Directors Association, an Emeritus member of Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, P.E.O. and the Women Band Directors Association. She is the first woman selected by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to serve on the Sudler Silver Scroll Award selection committee. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts degree from Western Michigan University. Mrs. Brechting is on the music faculty of Muskegon Community College and recently retired after a 40-year music education career, 34 of those with the Reeths-Puffer Schools in Muskegon, MI.

Mrs. Brechting lives in Spring Lake with her engineer/pianist husband Frank. Their daughter Annelise is a Physician Assistant 3rd year Graduate Student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Nick Mosley, Conductor & Musical Director

Nick Mosley is proud to be a part of the thriving West Michigan music community.  He has performed on piano, organ, viola, bassoon and saxophone.  Nick earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in 2003, double majoring in both music education and organ performance.  He also was a member of the WMU bassoon studio, performing with both the University Symphonic Band and University Orchestra, as well as the graduate wind quintet on the band’s 2003 tour to Brazil.  Nick earned his master’s degree in conducting from the American Band College of Southern Oregon University in 2009.  

This is Nick’s 19th year as a school music educator, and his 9th year as the orchestra director at Mona Shores Middle School.  Over the years he has taught band, orchestra, choir and general music at all levels K-12.  He has served on the board of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District VII and has been named the District VII 2022-23 Orchestra Teacher of the Year.  He currently serves on the board of the Michigan Chapter of the American String Teacher Association and has presented at the Michigan Music Conference.  He serves as the organist at Forest Park Covenant Church, and regularly accompanies students at Solo & Ensemble Festivals and other performances throughout the year.

Nick and his wife, Maggie, have two string-playing children, Alexander and Eliana, and reside in Grand Haven.

About Our Soloist - Brenna Sluiter

Originally from Grand Haven, soprano Brenna Sluiter has performed as a soloist in Seattle, WA, Chicago,IL, Vienna, Austria, and throughout West Michigan. She is an alumna of Luther College (Decorah, IA) and the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). Favorite roles include Pamina (The Magic Flute), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw), and Lady Larken (Once Upon a Mattress).

Shoreline Community Orchestra Musicians


Anita Lauterberg
Allison Langlois
Suzanne Lavin


Anita Benes
Michele Wheeler


Hayley Stoner
Bill Holt


Mandy Tomlinson
Jane Holt


Allen Beck
Ken Kloet
Elizabeth Johnson
Susan Peeples
Carrie Sorensen


Craig Bourdon
Glenn Burek
Dan Whisman


Judah Weeks
Mike Buboltz
Bill Price


Rob Hardenburgh


Sandy Beck
Frank Brechting III
Marty O’Toole
Michelle Wazny


Frank Brechting III


Diane Lewis
Lynn Khadija
Jay Sheridan
Holli Stack
Mark Thogerson


Ava Crago
Sally Dunn
Nicole Malseed
Kara Olson
Betsy Planteroth
David Steinrock
Bryce Tyler
Bridget Walsh


Dot Hekman
Oscar Justian
Donna Lachniet
Ben Skujins


Karen Anderson
Carol Briggs-Erickson
Diane Goss
Katy Highwind
Aiden Mack
Karen Miller
Betty Stuart


Lucas Johnson

West Michigan Concert Winds Musicians
* Indicates Principal Player


Anita Lauterberg
Suzanne Lavin


Anita Lauterberg*
Maryanne Beery
Suzanne Lavin
Susan Kiehl
Kathleen Johnston
Kelyn Celeskey
Roxanne Deibel
Jenny VanDenHeuvel


Anita Lauterberg


Anita Benes*
Michele Wheeler
Miyu Yoshioka


Mandy Tomlinson*
Jane Holt


Paula Whisman*
Jim Brunner
Laurie Lubbers
Carolyn Buboltz
Cathy Lintula
Matthew Lintula
Terri Jo Parker
Jane Bednarz
Pauline Vokits
Thomas Schurino


Mike Hill*
Alexia Frederick
Hailey Kuespert


Matthew Lintula


Justin Auten*
Shaun Skibinski
David Manke
Martin O’Toole
Matthew Ostoin
J.R. Whitby
Steven Vitto


Ron Vokits
Amanda Serocke
Charles Somers
Rebecca Gierhart


Dave Lintula


Gary Oberlin*
Gary Smith
Deja Dawkins
David Meyers
John Highhill
Craig Bourdon
Jim Baker
Jim Johnson
Matt Gilbert
Sarah Haney
Shar Bourdon
Sean Sweany
Thom Lemon


Jim Hilton*
Robert Tuttle
Teresa Dunn
Holly Lorenz
Jennifer Carey
Daniel Horton


Kim Reynolds*
Rob Hardenburgh
Bret Wazny
Richard Rothe


Rich Holmberg


Amy VanderLaan*
Allen Beck*
Elizabeth Johnson
Amber Russell
Ken Kloet
Carrie Sorensen
Lynn M. Bonamy
Judy Fuller


Dale Smith*
Ron Gibbs
Keegan Kalisek
Keith Danielson
Chuck Hornung
T. Rose
Bill Price


Tom Weaver
Klay Woodworth


Sandy Beck*
Chuck Hodson
Michelle Wazny
Dan Cole
Emily Cihos
Andrew Susalla
Frank Brechting III


Frank Brechting III

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