wind ensemble


The mission of the Southeastern Michigan Wind Ensemble is to provide a performance outlet for music educators and other accomplished musicians, to educate and share music with the local community, and to promote wind and percussion literature as a form of communication and cultural enrichment.

Cliff Chapman


A native of New York State, Cliff Chapman received the Performer’s Certificate in Percussion, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and Master of Music in Conducting from the State University of New York at Fredonia and has done additional graduate study at Michigan State University. Prior to his tenure with the Clarkston Community Schools, Mr. Chapman served as Graduate Teaching Assistant with the SUNY Fredonia School of Music and was a member of the Department of Music Faculty at Eastern Michigan University. During his 27 years with the Clarkston Community Schools he served as the CHS Instrumental Music Director, Music and Art Department Chair, K-12 Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator, and Associate Band Director at both Clarkston and Sashabaw Middle Schools.

As an active member of professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, he has served as State Chair of the National Band Association, State Chair of the American School Band Directors Association, and is a Past President of the Michigan Competing Band Association and Past State President of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

Since leaving the Clarkston Community Schools, Mr. Chapman has actively  served as an educational consultant, adjudicator, and clinician-conductor including as visiting Director of Bands at Wayne State University in Detroit. For eleven years Mr. Chapman the Department of Music and College of Education, recently retiring, as Instrumental Music Education Clinical Instructor and Instructional Assistant.

board of directors

Eric Crimmins – Managing director and Founder

Cliff Chapman – Music director and conductor

Kendra Peterson – Treasurer

Kathy Chapman – Recording Secretary

Anne Decker-Beck – Publicity

Mike Lewis

Ed Quick

Angie Scheu 

upcoming concert

Our next concert will be held at Clarkston High School on May 1st at 3:00 pm! Join us for an afternoon of live music!



Children's March

by Percy Grainger, composer

Dreams in the Dusk

by Dr. Matthew Younglove, soloist | David Beidenbender, composer


by Dmitri Shostakovich, composer

Overture to "Candide"

by Leonard Bernstein, composer


The Southeastern Michigan Wind Ensemble is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations help us offset operational costs and are tax deductible.