Band Instrument Repair Program - SE Tech Red Wing  

Band Instrument Repair Program - Advisory Committee

The Band Instrument Repair Advisory Committee meets yearly to ensure the BIR program is delivering the best education possible. This group of fifteen professional technicians and manufacturer representatives from across the U.S. reviews the program curriculum, delivery, instructional materials, facilities, and even the work the students are doing to continually improve graduates we provide to repair shops.

This group is the eyes and ears of the music industry and the repair craft, keeping the Band Instrument Repair program at Red Wing at the top of its game.

Band Advisory Committee

*Craig Anderson, General Manager, Allied Supply
Brian Russell, Owner, Russell Winds
Curt Altarac, Technician/Owner,
*Roger Ferrell, Technician, Ekroth Music
*Dan King, Repair Technician, KBI Music Shoppe
*Julie Jurgenson, Owner/Technician, J.J.'s Horn Clinic
*Bill Mathews, Executive Director, National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT)
*Dennis Pollard, Technician, Davenport Repair
Steve Sandberg, Independent Repair Technician,
Ken Skitch, Technician/Shop Manager, Heid Music
Mark Sorlie, Warranty manager, Yamaha Corporation of America
*Bernadette Gonzales, Technician, Music & Arts
*Eric Larson, Technician, SSE Music
*Jason Bystrom, Independent Repair Technician
*Chris Harris, Director of Repair Operations, Marshall Music Co.
*Mike Corrigan, Owner/Technician, BAC Horndoctor
*Zoe Preuss, Technician, West Music
*Brian DeGayner, Technician, Midwest Musical Imports
*Lee Hirschmann, Technician – guest member, The Band Shoppe


*Indicates Red Wing BIR Program graduate