Who We Are

Staff | Board of Directors | Principal Musicians | The Orchestra

SSO Staff

Sherman Symphony Association Board of Directors

Officers

Peter Bellermann, President

President & CEO (ret.)
The Children’s Tumor Foundation,
Chairman (ret.)
INFA, Luxembourg

Susan Whitenack, President-Elect

Head of School
The daVinci School, Dallas

Lana Caswell-Garcia, Treasurer

Owner, Law and Order, a Library Management Firm
Adjunct Instructor of English at Grayson College

Margaret Mealy, Secretary

Realtor
The Olmstead Team, Paragon Realtors


Marylyn Branson-Keck
Wilson N Jones, SISD

Kurt Cichowski
Lt. Gen., USAF (ret.)
Grayson County Historical Commission Marker Chairperson
Denison, Historical Preservation
Denison, Main Street, Advisory

Becka Gauthier, M.S.
IT Business Systems Analyst
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Tony Giarraputo
Owner, Split Windows Studio
Sr. Mgr. Operations (ret.) Raytheon Company

Alan Harkey
Director of Bands (ret.)
Austin College

Lindsey Manley
Owner, Quatro Creative

Amanda Phillips
Realtor
Phillips Property Group

Marty Richardson, MSW, RN
Professor of Nursing
Grayson College

Ron Roberts
Chairman, Department of Behavioral
and Social Sciences (ret.)
Grayson College

Ron Rowe
Deputy Chief Appraiser
Grayson Central Appraisal District

Hon. Josh Stevenson
City Councilman
Sherman, Texas

Mila Zhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Advisory Council

Sherman ISD Superintendent, Tyson Bennett

Superintendent, Sherman Independent School District

Grayson County Judge, Bruce Dawsey

Grayson County Judge

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CEO Douglass Distributing

Sherman Chief of Police, Jason Jeffcoat

Sherman Police Department

Denison ISD Superintendent, Dr. David Kirkbride

Superintendent, Denison Independent School District

Peter Munson, Esq.

Partner at Munson, Cardwell, Tillett & Brown PC

Mark Nagel

Owner, Sparrows Gallery

Sherman Mayor, David Plyler

Mayor of Sherman

David Stone

Senior Vice President, Stone-Dobbs Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Utter • Pike Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Gail Utter

Managing Director, Wells Fargo Advisors

 

Principal Musicians

Clare Cason

Clare Cason

Concertmaster

James Song

James Song

Violin

David Cason

David Cason

Cello

Randy Inman

Randy Inman

Bass

Paul Dods

Paul Dods

Clarinet

Mai Hessel

Mai Hessel

Percussion

The Sherman Symphony Orchestra

VIOLINS

Clare Cason, concertmaster
Haruna Minoura
Benjamin Wahlquist
Charlie Hadel
Jana Kmodras
Cole Flanagan
Mikyung Kim Kwon
Esther Tran
Cindy Park
Ha Dang
Phoenix Abbo
Hyejin Lee
James Song, principal
Jackson Mullis
Leif Inocian
Janetta Tang
Elijah Evans
Thomas Keeley
Taylor Williams
Carol Wells

VIOLAS

Kathleen Crabtree, principal
Conner Thomason
Fred Freeman
Kyle Davis
Aquilla Smith

CELLOS

David Cason, principal
Leslie Whelan
Riley Smith
Jane Klauser
Ricardo Mejia
Jackson Dominick

BASSES

Randy Inman, principal
Suzy Salzman
Greg Hendrix
Ricardo Puche
Ian Grims

FLUTES

Amy Thiemann, principal
Suzy Barker
Margaret Mealy

PICCOLO

Margaret Mealy

OBOES

Katie Haun
Ashley Rollins

ENGLISH HORN

Ashley Rollins

CLARINETS

Paul Dods, principal
Michael Nichols

BASS CLARINET

position open

BASSOONS

Russ Riding, principal
Jonna Griffith

HORNS

Eric Hessel, principal
Luis Calderón, assistant
Megan Derubeis
Laura Chicarello
Alex Weaver

TRUMPETS

Miles Roth, principal
Anthony Merrick
John Vietta

TROMBONES

Amanda Kana, principal
Alan Harkey
Zacharias Davis

TUBA

Daniel Larsen

HARP

Allison Read

TIMPANI

Mai Hessel, principal

PERCUSSION

Cara Wildman
Curtis McCarthy

Musicians interested in joining the orchestra: Please contact Daniel L. Dominick at ddominick@austincollege.edu or 903-813-2461.