The Louisville Winds was founded in 2011 by Nan Moore to create an opportunity for adults who love band music to continue playing their instrument in a concert setting. Members of this true community band represent a variety of vocations including; current and retired music educators, attorneys, bankers, and business executives.

Louisville Winds, 2024

Our Ensemble

Susan Froedge
Cassie Blausey
Emily Laninga
Lauren Morris
Justin Hall

Cassie Blausey

Barbara Keys
Ben Carithers

Jackie Royce
Brittany Giles
De’Sean Gordon

Trevor Brown
Kaitlin Callihan
Angela Soren
Linda Pulley
Alice Regneri
Chris Thode
Maria Childers
Brad Rogers
Matthew Goode
Meagan Townson
Debbie Dunn

Bass Clarinet
Jennifer Korfhage

Contra Alto Clarinet
Angela Soren

Alto Saxophone
Kyle Malone
Katelyn Blaszynski
Terrence Lester

Tenor Saxophone
Mendy Cumberledge

Baritone Saxophone
Kevin Osborne

Ryan McCaslin
Ben McClave
Sarah McClave
Jennie Kling
Jeff Staten
Chris Robinson
Ashley Forrest
Allen Gilfert
Natalie Humble

Scott Cooksey
Bailey Hatzell
Adam Bullock
Cheryl Amstutz
Tyler Fenwick

Ryan Paxton
Jacob Townson
Alex Aldridge
Melissa Case

Bass Trombone
Dave Hough

Kevin Callihan
Reed Woodson

John Jones
Mark Stevens
Norm Epley

Luke Anderson
Tim Gipson
Sharon Murphy
Greg Neblett
Ari Hatzell
Meg Renwick-Epley
Marie Nguyen

Nan Moore, Director

Nan Moore recently retired after serving as the Director of Bands at Louisville Male High School for thirty-nine years. Under Ms. Moore’s leadership, the Louisville Male Band established itself as one of the most respected programs in the country. Ensembles under her direction have performed at the Southern Division Music Educators National Conference; nine Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Professional Development Conferences, the 2004 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA)/(NBA)National Band Association Southern Division Conference; numerous national concert band festivals; the Music For All 2010 National Concert Band Festival; the 2001 Midwest International Band Clinic; and as a guest ensemble with the Louisville Orchestra, the Purdue University Symphonic Band, and the University of Louisville Wind Ensemble.

Ms. Moore was awarded the 1995 Phi Beta Mu Band Fraternity Outstanding Bandmaster Award for Kentucky, and in1993 she was named the KMEA Secondary Teacher of the year. In March 2013 she was inducted as a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.

Ms. Moore received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Morehead State University (MSU), a Master of Arts degree in Education from Western Kentucky University (WKU), and a specialist degree in Administration from Spalding University. She has served as the State Band Chairperson for KMEA and as president of the Kentucky chapter of Phi Beta Mu.

Currently, Ms. Moore is serving as the chair of the KMEA selective list committee.

Ms. Moore maintains a busy schedule as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor.

In 2011 she founded the Louisville Winds and serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. Louisville Winds is a widely acclaimed ensemble having performed twice in its’ short history at the KMEA Professional Development Conference and will be performing on December 19 at the 2019 Midwest International Band Clinic.

Nan Moore