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Tim Blann joined the LR Winds in 2014. Having spent his career primarily in church music, he taught high school choral music at Hot Springs High School and was instructor of music at Garland County Community College during which he directed Mid-America Singers, Hot...

Mary Alice Chambers has been a clarinetist with the LR Winds since fall 2010. She has performed as a member of the Conway Symphony Orchestra, the Hot Springs Concert Band, the UALR Community Orchestra (now the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Community Orchestra), the UALR Band, the...

Little Rock native Steven Davis is a charter member of the LR Winds. During his tenure with the LR Winds he has played all the soprano clarinet parts. Prior to joining the LR Winds in 1993, Davis was a member of the the Community Band at...

Rachel Loretz, a native of North Little Rock, has been a member of the LR Winds clarinet section since 2007. She is a band director at Sheridan Junior High School and a National Board Certified Teacher. She received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from...

Teresa McCraney has been a clarinetist with the LR Winds since 2011. She is a band director in the Malvern School District. She received the Bachelor of Music Education from Henderson State University where she studied clarinet with Dr. Earl Hesse and the Master of...

Russellville native Beth Hendrix has been a member of the LRWS since 2013. Hendrix was active duty in the U.S. Army as a member of the Army Ground Forces Band in Atlanta for four and a half years.  She performed throughout the United States and internationally...

New York native Janice Bengtson joined the LR Winds in 2017 and became principal clarinetist in January 2018. Janice served twenty years as a clarinetist with the U.S. Air Force Band, which lead to many opportunities to perform, record, and travel. She has performed on...