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.
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
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
President - Lee Harbaugh
Vice President - Margaret Granado
Secretary - Cathy Besyner
Treasurer - Jeff Fink
Librarian - John Czerwieski
Concert Manager - Dana Rivard
Equipment Manager - John Spann
Publicity - Lauren Descoteaux
Past President - Megan Czerwieski
Legal Advisor - Robert Putnum
John Julian (2003-2010)
Renee Goodwin (2010-2011)
Matthew Luttrell (2011-2012)
William Owens (2012-2016)