Board of Directors
Jason Martin - President
Brent Comeau - Treasurer
Brent plays tuba in Encore and has performed with the group since 2003. He currently serves as Director of Bands at East Ridge High School. He holds a bachelor's degree in music education from St. Olaf College '02 and masters in conducting from Southern Oregon University '07 as a part of the American Band College. Brent's professional affiliations include MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Minnesota Music Educators Association, Minnesota Band Directors Association, and Phi Meta Mu. Brent and his wife, Sara, met playing in the ensemble. Sara is also a band director at Oltman Middle School. They currently reside in Woodbury, with their daughter Leila and Pomeranian Kukui.
Patricia Capistran - Secretary
Pat is a retired registered nurse. She plays clarinet with the North Suburban Concert Band. Pat's other interests include gardening, cooking and knitting. She also serves as the greeter for the Encore concerts.
Jeff graduated with a B.S. in music education from North Dakota State University and began his teaching career overseas on the pacific island of Saipan. After 2 years of teaching, traveling, scuba diving, performing with the Guam Symphony and as a solo guitarist and happy hour entertainer, he left the tropical island paradise and returned to Minnesota to pursue more performance opportunities. While working as a band director in Lakeville he completed a M.S. in education from St. Mary’s University, was a member of the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra and has been with Encore since 2002. Jeff retired from music education after 5 years in Lakeville and started working as an IT Consultant for Mytech Partners, a Minneapolis IT Consulting firm. He is still working as an IT consultant with Mytech and will never stop being a musician because trombone players never stop, they just change position.
Kim Lee is a freelance flutist and flute teacher in the Twin Cities area. She has a BFA Flute Performance degree from UW-Milwaukee having studied with Robert Goodberg. Kim has been a performing member in the Encore Wind Ensemble since 2009. In addition to Encore, she often plays in community bands and other ensembles in the Twin Cities. Kim is a member of the National Flute Association and Upper Midwest Flute Association. Besides music, her other interests are baking, crafts, gardening, caring for her many pets and spending time with her two young daughters.
Maggy plays oboe with Encore. She studied Urban and Regional Planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and currently works as a grant writer for CommonBond Communities, a nonprofit affordable housing developer. She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and two rabbits.
Jan Possehl Scholl
Jan has played in the clarinet section of Encore Wind Ensemble since 1998. She is a graduate of Concordia College and Catholic University of America and was a member the United State Army Band, "Pershing's Own", in Washington, DC for 22 years. Presently, she plays clarinet throughout the Twin Cities, teaches elementary band in Forest Lake and is the clarinet instructor at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. She has two grown children and lives in White Bear Lake with her husband Jeffrey Scholl.