Conductor Laureate

In acknowledgement of his many years of outstanding leadership, commitment, contribution, guidance and friendship to the Sierra Nevada Winds, the board has appointed William “Bill” Hill as Conductor Laureate. In this capacity, he will conduct the Tam o’Shanter Overture by Malcolm Arnold at our fall concert in Yuba City at the First United Methodist Church, November 19 at 8:00 pm. Our group has excelled under his leadership, and we look forward to benefiting from his experience and knowledge as he continues his affiliation with the Sierra Nevada Winds. 

New Conductor
We are excited to announce that Dr. Robert Halseth will be taking up the baton as conductor of the Sierra Nevada Winds. Last season Bob generously agreed to step onto the podium while Bill was recuperating; now he has agreed to permanently take on the role. His extensive experience as a musician, conductor and educator can be viewed on our “About the Winds” page. We thoroughly enjoy his musicianship, knowledge and enthusiasm and look forward with great pleasure to our future collaboration.