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Jake Wyatt joined the LR Winds in 2019 and was named Principal Percussionist in 2020. A native to small-town Rosie, Arkansas, Jake participated in school band, community orchestras, and summer band programs throughout middle and high school, including the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra. He...

Greg Lindstrom, a native of Michigan, started playing the tuba in fifth grade. And he never wanted to play anything else. He has been the principal tuba with the LR Winds since 2005 and is a founding member of tuba quartet Basso Voce. He was a...

Elizabeth Taylor-McMullen joined the LR Winds in 2009 and is the principal euphonium. She is a former member of the Ozark Mountains British Brass Band where she played baritone as well as euphonium. She has served as a school choir director and band director.   Elizabeth received...

Janet Sutton is the bass trombonist for the LR Winds, a position she has held since 2002. She actually began her music career as a trumpet player. She switched to tenor trombone when her school band had none, a change she has never regretted. In...

Trombonist John Prater joined the LR Winds in 2010. He also plays trombone with the Searcy Brass Quintet, and has performed with Quapaw Brass Quintet and Basso Voce tuba quartet. He is a band director in the Cabot Public School District, where he teaches all...

Conductor and Trombonist Michael Chance joined LR Winds in 2006. He is the assistant conductor for the LR Winds and served as the principal trombonist for 16 years.  He is Emeritus Professor of Music of Harding University where he was Director of Bands, low brass...

Little Rock native Carrie Spradlin has played trumpet with the LR Winds since 2010. She also plays in the Bible Church of Little Rock Orchestra most Sundays of the year, sings in the church choir when she is not playing, and enjoys singing in a...

Mark Tenney has played trumpet in LRWS for several years and has played for all three LR Winds conductors. He is a member of the Jubilation Jazz Band and also plays in the orchestras of Cabot First Baptist Church and Russellville First Baptist Church and...

Bob Roberts joined the trumpet section in 2021. He is a lifelong trumpeter and enjoys every minute of it! His trumpeting career path was set when as a ninth-grader he won First Chair in the Arkansas All-State Band and then in tenth grade was one...