The Mansfield Wind Symphony

Enriching Mansfield and the surrounding community through the gift of music

The Mansfield Wind Symphony (est. 2003) is an organization of adult musicians and outstanding student musicians who have the passion and ability to perform advanced wind band literature for people of all ages and backgrounds in the DFW area at free or low-cost performance venues.

Our Conductor:

Brian Merrill  currently serves as Conductor of the Mansfield Wind Symphony, an all-volunteer organization of adult musicians who have the passion and ability to perform advanced wind literature. He also serves as a consultant and clinician for 20 DFW area middle school and high
school bands.

Merrill started his teaching career at Lamar Junior High School and Nimitz High School in Irving ISD. Merrill next took a position at Duncanville High School where he would teach for
the next 23 years. While teaching at DHS with Dr. Tom Shine, the Duncanville Wind Ensemble was named twice as the TMEA 5A Honor Band, performed twice at the Midwest Clinic, and was
featured at the All Japan Band Conference. The Wind Ensemble was also presented the Sudler Flag of Honor by the John Phillip Sousa Foundation. The Marching Band won three UIL State
Championships, performed in the 100th Tournament of Roses Parade, and was recognized with the Sudler Shield of Honor. After retiring from public school teaching, Merrill served for eleven years as Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Education at Southern Methodist University.

Merrill is a Past President of the Texas Bandmasters Association and serves TBA as the Coordinator of the Academy for New Band, Choir and Orchestra Directors. In 2013, the Texas
Bandmasters Association recognized Merrill with the Meritorious Achievement Award.

MWS Board of Directors

Executive Board

President - Lee Harbaugh

Vice President - Margaret Granado

Secretary - Cathy Besyner

Treasurer - Jeff Fink

Librarian - John Czerwieski

Concert Manager - Dana Rivard

Equipment Manager


Publicity - Lauren Descoteaux


Ex-officio Board

Past President - Megan Czerwieski

Legal Advisor - Robert Putnum


Founding Members

Bill Myers

John Julian


Past Conductors

John Julian (2003-2010)

Renee Goodwin (2010-2011)

Matthew Luttrell (2011-2012)

William Owens (2012-2016)