Welcome to the NEW SWHS Band Web Site!


Important Documents & Forms

Permission Slip

Release of Liability

Concert Tickets


Concert Dress

Ladies - black shoes, black socks/stockings, black pants & black shirt.

Gentlemen - black shoes, black socks, black pants & a long sleeve white button down shirt.

We will have bow ties and cummerbunds for the men. Please remember that this is a formal event not a fashion show. No sneakers or jeans of any kind & no skin showing...

Private Teachers


(These are my recommendations and is in no way a complete list.)

Saxophones - Max Schwimmer - will be teaching in the SWHS Band Room!


The Hartt School - be careful! - don't pay this much $$$ for a "student" teacher...

Flute - All, Oboe - All, Clarinet - All, Saxophone - Perry Roth, Bassoon - Scott Switzer, Trumpet - All, Horn - All, Trombone - Haim Avitsur & Jordan Jacobson, Euphonium - James Jackson & Walter Gibson, Tuba - Walter Gibson, Percussion - All

Summit Studios - be careful! - NO ONE should pay to study with someone who isn't a specialist in their instrument! There's no such thing as a "Brass or Woodwind Specialist"...

Saxophone - Jeff Taylor, Oboe - Ling Fei Kang, Horn - Jamie Marci, Trombone - Mitch Mangan & Gary Kirsch, Percussion - Charlie Die

Locally in South Windsor - you may be neighbors (or children of)!

Trumpet - Andy or Julia Caruk & John Helmke, Percussion - Jay Wood (The Woodshop) - Dennis Cotton & Matt Bronson (TEMS), Clarinet - Jim Kleiner - 860-644-3075.

Dynamic Percussion - great for equipment! - you want to study with Gus Guastamachio (the owner)

Glastonbury - Flute- Kim Collins , Trombone/Euphonium - George Sanders

Vernon - Clarinet - Sarah Ketterer - sketterer@portlandct.us

Special Guests and Events

James Patrick Miller and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra in Residence - January 31, 2017

Mike Milnarik performs "Simply Tubalicious" with the Wind Ensemble - May 13, 2015

Composer John Mackey visits SWHS to work with Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble - May 5 & 6,2015

University of Massachusetts Symphony Band performs a concert with SWHS Wind Ensemble - March 5, 2014

Michael Milnarik sits in with both Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band for the 2013/2014 school year.

Composer and Violinist Soon Hee Newbold joins the SWHS Orchestras on a concert featuring her music - May 15, 2013.

Former Commander of the United States Coast Guard Band works with Period 2 Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble - October 10, 2013.

Composer Samuel R. Hazo joins the bands for the 2nd time. This time doing a New England Premier of his work "Enchanted Spaces" - May 16, 2012

Marshall McDonald from "The Count Basie Orchestra" works with our students - Tuesday November 20, 2012.

Composer Samuel R. Hazo joins the bands for a concert of his music. - May 7, 2009