Washington State University Tri-Cities


Band for Commencement

Tri-Cities Big Band is providing the music for the WSU Tri-Cities commencement ceremony.

Most of the band members are teachers in local public schools. Part of the bandís proceeds go toward scholarships for music student teachers that are enrolled in a University or College.

For more information about the Tri-Cities Big Band, contact Ron Pasma at 509-539-6654 or visit www.tricitiesbigband.org.

Band members are:

  • Doug Edwards, lead alto sax, Cottonwood Elementary music teacher, Kennewick
  • Brad Barwell, second alto sax, Westgate Elementary music teacher, Kennewick
  • Vicki Eccleston, alto sax, Horse Heaven Hills Middle School band teacher, Kennewick
  • Larry Bunch, lead tenor sax, Retired Music Educator, 47 yrs, Richland School District
  • Nat Saenz, second tenor sax, electrical engineer, Hanford
  • Megan Snyder, Columbia Elementary Music teacher, Burbank
  • Gene Miles, bari sax, retired salesman
  • Sandy Lucke, bari sax, para educator, Canyon View Elementary, Kennewick
  • Tom Zarate, bass trombone, computer administrator manager
  • Ben Murphy, third trombone, Windermere Real Estate
  • Esteban Zarate, lead trombone, Columbia Basin College music student
  • Tobin Hendricks, lead trumpet, Construction, Kennewick
  • Josh Pasma, 2nd trumpet, Pastor, Crossview Community
  • Ron Pasma, 3rd trumpet, Desert Hills Middle School Band teacher, Kennewick
  • John Wilson, 4th trumpet, substitute music teacher, Kennewick
  • Lydia Hansen, 4th trumpet, student, Kennewick High School
  • Tommy Bryan, United States Air Force Reserve
  • Perry Kelly, bass guitar, music teacher, Highlands Middle School, Kennewick
  • Jackie Hammett, piano, Para Educator, Wiggles & Giggles Pre-School, Kennewick
  • Kimber Keel, vocals, Local Artist, Kennewick
  • Omar Farias, Drums, Music student, Columbia Basin College
  • Dennis Larsen, Drums, Music teacher Desert Hills Middle School, Kennewick
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