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San Diego Winds Concert Benefiting Cancer Blows

San Diego's very own professional wind ensemble the San Diego Winds presents a concert to benefit the Cancer Blows charity as part of the 2022 Ryan Anthony Music Project (RAMP).

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San Diego Winds Concert Benefiting Cancer Blows
San Diego Winds Concert Benefiting Cancer Blows

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Jul 21, 2022, 7:30 PM

Crill Hall @ PLNU, 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA


About the event

San Diego Winds

Thursday July 21, 2022

Cancer Blows Benefit Concert for RAMP

Gregg I. Hanson, Artistic Director Emeritus

The SAN DIEGO WINDS is proud to present their 2022 SDSMI Showcase Concert benefitting the Cancer Blows Charity. The concert takes place during the week of the San Diego Summer Music Institute (SDSMI) and the Ryan Anthony Music Project (RAMP). Ryan Anthony grew up in San Diego and went to Mount Miguel High School before going on to become a member of the Canadian Brass, Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and founder of the Cancer Blows Charity. This concert celebrates his legacy by performing some of his favorite pieces with his friend and fellow trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann. Join us for an evening of classical music for wind band benefitting the Cancer Blows Charity. 

Travis J. Cross, Guest Conductor

Gary Hill, Guest Conductor

John Carnahan, Guest Conductor

Jens Lindemann, Trumpet


March from Symphonic Metamorphosis by Paul Hindemith

Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark by John Williams

Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger

British Eighth March by Zo Elliot

Variants on a Medieval Tune by Norman  Dello Joio


Dreaming of the Masters by  Allan Gilliand

Gabriel's Oboe by Enrio Moriconne

Song of Hope by Peter Meechan

Artist Biographies

Travis J. Cross (he/him) serves as professor of music and director of bands at UCLA, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, leads the graduate wind conducting program, and chairs the music department. He was also associate dean for academic mentoring and opportunity during the initial years of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Cross has conducted the UCLA Wind Ensemble at the California All-State Music Education Conference and College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division conference and prepared the band for centenary performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

During five years as wind ensemble conductor at Virginia Tech, Cross led students in performances at the Virginia Music Educators Association conference, Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall and developed the Virginia Tech Band Directors Institute into a major conducting workshop.

Cross earned doctor and master of music degrees in conducting from Northwestern University and the bachelor of music degree cum laude in vocal and instrumental music education from St. Olaf College. His principal teachers were Mallory Thompson and Timothy Mahr. Prior to graduate study, he taught for four years at Edina (Minn.) High School, where he conducted two concert bands and led the marching band program.

In 2004, Cross participated in the inaugural Young Conductor/Mentor Project sponsored by the National Band Association. The same year he received the Distinguished Young Band Director Award from the American School Band Directors Association of Minnesota. From 2001–2003, Cross served a two-year term as the recent graduate on the St. Olaf College Board of Regents. In 2006, he was named a Jacob K. Javits Fellow by the United States Department of Education. From 2011–2015, he served two terms as national vice president for professional relations for Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity. In 2017, Cross taught the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps as brass co-caption head, serving since as a consultant and ensemble specialist. A proud Korean adoptee, Cross has led efforts to foster mentorship and networking opportunities within the Asian American band director community. In 2022, he joined the Council of Korean Americans.

Cross wrote a chapter for volume four of Composers on Composing for Band and contributed to The Horizon Leans Forward: Stories of Courage, Strength, and Triumph of Underrepresented Communities in the Wind Band Field and The Future of the Wind Band: Philosopher and Practitioner in Dialog, all available from GIA Publications. His more than 20 original compositions and arrangements are published by Boosey & Hawkes, Daehn Publications/C.L. Barnhouse, and Theodore Music.

Cross has appeared as a guest conductor, composer, and clinician in nearly 40 states; internationally in Canada, China, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates; as featured band clinician at the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention; and on several occasions at the Music for All National Festival and Midwest Clinic. He has engagements in California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming, and with the NAFME All-National Honor Band during the 2021–22 season. Cross is a Yamaha Master Educator.

Gary W. Hill — Professor of Music and Director of Bands Emeritus at Arizona State University, where he taught from 1999-2019 — is one of the most sought-after guest conductors and clinicians in the wind band field. As a conductor, appearances in more than a dozen countries and throughout the United States have included performances with many professional ensembles, numerous college and university wind bands and orchestras, myriad high school honor bands (including dozens of All-State bands), at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and at World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles' conferences As a clinician, Hill has presented hundreds of workshops on conducting and rehearsal technique for music teachers of all levels and has worked with thousands of bands and orchestras and their teachers. Professor Hill is currently a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician.

Prior to Hill's appointment at ASU, he was Director of Bands at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music (1986-99), at Texas A&M University-Commerce, (1982-86), and Associate Director of Bands at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1980-82). He also served as Music Director for the Kansas City Youth Wind Ensemble and for newEar, a professional chamber ensemble devoted to contemporary music. Hill began his teaching career in Michigan, where he was Director of Bands for the Traverse City (1977-80) and West Bloomfield (1974-77) public schools.

High school, university, and professional ensembles under Hill's direction have given performances for the National Band Association, the Music Educators National Conference (NAfME), the College Band Directors National Association, the American Bandmasters Association, the International Horn Symposium, the National Flute Association, at many state conventions, and throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Performances conducted by him have consistently drawn praise from composers, performing musicians, and critics alike for their insightful, inspired, and cohesive realizations, and for their imaginative programming.

During Professor Hill’s 39 years as a collegiate conducting teacher, he taught scores of undergraduate and graduate conducting students and served as the primary mentor for 54 MM & DMA wind band conducting majors, 8 who are serving as conductors of US Armed Forces’ ensembles and other professional groups, and 44 who won university teaching positions.

Hill remains passionately involved with research concerning the exploration of biochemical reactions spawned by musical processes, the art and craft of conducting, and the past, present, and future of instrumental music in schools. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles published in music journals (CBDNA Journal, WASBE Journal, Bands of America, National Association of Schools of Music, AMEA Journal, etc.) and in other journals, proceedings, and books, including: the Acoustical Society of America; The Oxford Handbook of Making Music and Leisure; and in the Journal Hormones and Behavior. Hill has discussed his research as a keynote speaker at many regional, national, and international meetings.

Professor Hill is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Bandmasters Association and the College Band Directors National Association, for which he hosted the “Fiftieth Anniversary National Conference” (1991), co-hosted the 2019 biennial national conference, as well as the joint conferences of the North Central and Southwestern Divisions in conjunction with The Society for American Music (1998), served as president of the Southwestern Division (1989-91), and as national president (2003-05).

John Alan Carnahan is Director of Bands and Professor of Conducting at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Prior to his appointment at Long Beach, Professor Carnahan served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Texas, Arlington.

Professor Carnahan brings a broad based knowledge and extensive background to all idioms of instrumental music performance. His ensembles have performed at numerous regional, national, and international music conferences including the Music Educators National Conference, the College Band Directors National

Association Regional and National Conferences, the American Bandmasters Association National Conference, and as the featured ensemble at the Korean International Wind Band Festival. The Los Angeles Times hailed the University Wind Symphony as, "...thoroughly disciplined and euphonious!"

In addition to his university duties, Professor Carnahan is active internationally as a guest conductor, adjudicator, clinician, lecturer, author, and composer/arranger. He has conducted countless honor ensemble performances at the local, regional, national, and international levels. He served as a visiting professor at Hanyang University in Seoul,

Korea and conducted acclaimed performances in the Seoul Arts Center Theater. He also worked as a music/performance consultant with the nationally renowned Dallas Brass. Professor Carnahan is a sought after rehearsal clinician. He has presented numerous performance demonstrations for notable national and international music education conferences including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Il and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles International Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands. His innovative and thought-provoking sessions on ensemble rehearsal techniques and the art of conducting are consistently well received.

Professor Carnahan is also an award-winning composer. His compositions are performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2007, he won the College Band Directors National Association Young Band Composition Contest with his piece, ...and the antelope play, which is published by Manhattan Beach Publications. The composition

was selected to be included in the book, Guide to Band Masterworks, Volume 6, by Meredith Music Publications. Additional compositions are published through C. Alan Publications and World Projects Publications. Three of his other works can be found in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band Series, through GIA Publications, Inc.

Most recently, he completed the first volume of his three volume set of the Definitive Guide Series for wind band: The Wind Band Sound, A Definitive Guide to Ensemble Intonation, is now available through World Projects Publications.

Professor Carnahan holds membership in the College Band Directors National Association, where he serves as Past President of the Western Division. He was voted a Life-Member of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association and was honored with membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 2013.

As the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada, Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated artists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). Jens has played both jazz and classical in every major concert venue in the world: from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Moscow and Tokyo to Carnegie Hall and even the Great Wall of China. His career has ranged from appearing internationally as an orchestral soloist, being featured at the 2010 Olympics for an audience of 2 billion people, national anthems at the Rose Bowl and for the San Francisco Giants on Memorial Day, performing at London’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’, recording with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to playing lead trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass and a solo Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Jens has also won major awards ranging from Grammy and Juno nominations to winning the prestigious Echo Klassik in Germany and British Bandsman 2011 Solo CD of the year as well as receiving several honorary doctorates.​

Classically trained at the renowned Juilliard School in New York and McGill University in Montreal, Jens’ proven ability to perform as a diverse artist places him at the front of a new generation of musicians. He has performed as soloist and recording artist with classical stars such as Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Angel Romero, Pinchas Zukerman, Doc Severinsen, Charles Dutoit, Gerard Schwarz, Eiji Oue, Bramwell Tovey, Kent Nagano, Lior Shambadal, Boris Brott and Jukka Pekka Saraste. Having recorded for BMG, EMI, CBC and the BBC, Jens is helping to redefine the idea of the concert artist by transcending stylistic genres and the very stereotype of his instrument by performing with “impeccable attacks, agility and amazing smoothness” (The Clarin, Buenos Aires).

A prodigious talent, Jens Lindemann performed as a soloist with orchestras and won accolades at numerous festivals while still in his teens. A prizewinner at numerous jazz and classical competitions including the prestigious ARD in Munich, Jens also placed first, by unanimous juries, at both the Prague and Ellsworth Smith (Florida) International Trumpet Competitions in 1992. Since then, he has performed solos with orchestras including, the London Symphony, Berlin, Philadelphia, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Bayersicher Rundfunk, Buenos Aires Chamber, Atlanta, Washington, Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Montreal, Toronto, National Arts Centre, Vancouver, Warsaw, Mexico City, Costa Rica, Bogota, Welsh Chamber, I Musici de Montreal, St. Louis, and Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center.

Heralded internationally as an outstanding artist, critics have stated: “He played with golden timbre and virtuosic flair” (New York Times)“, “a world-class talent” (Los Angeles Times), “it was one of the most memorable recitals in International Trumpet Guild history” (ITG), “performed brilliantly in the North American premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Concerto with the Toronto Symphony” (Toronto Star), and “he gave the virtuoso highlight of the evening with the Montreal Symphony”.​

Based in Los Angeles as Professor with High Distinction at UCLA, Jens is also director of the summer brass program at the Banff Centre in Canada. Jens Lindemann is an international Yamaha artist playing exclusively on 24K gold plated instruments.


Lily Josefsberg*


Pam Martchev *

Jaime Burke


Andrea Overturf*

Rodion Belousov


Ellen Hindson*


Juan Gallegos*


Frank Renk*

Terri Tunnicliff

Peter Dayeh

April Leslie

Mark Margolies

Juan Gallegos

Arianna Warren


Bob Zelickman *


Arianna Warren*


Ryan Simmons*

Leyla Zamora


Michael Couper*

Jordan Jellison


Brad Nash*


John Rekevics*


Mike McCoy*

Tricia Skye

RB Anthony

Paul Klintworth


John Wilds*

Ray Nowak*

Rachel Allen

Jay Posteraro

Arthur Lubberstedt


Logan Chopyk*

Eric Starr

Devin Burnworth


Matt Tropman*

Leanne Stamp


Aaron McCalla*

Scott Sutherland


Sayuri Yamamoto*


Andy Watkins*


Erin Dowrey*

Dave Whitman

Ryan Nestor

Steven  Brown

* Denotes Principal Player


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