Peachtree Symphonic Winds - 10th Anniversary Season Peachtree Symphonic Winds Peachtree Symphonic Winds Inc.
2906 Sumac Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30360

About Us


Music Director
Barbee, Allen *
Instrumental Music Teacher; Minister of Music

Wilson, Nancy *
Casanova, Colleen
Good, Kathy
Torbert, Julia *
Jarrell, Ann
McElveen, Kathleen
Thompson, Jennifer *
Private Teacher, Freelance Musician
Elementary Music Teacher
Retired Aerospace Engineer
Retired Software Development
Accounting Specialist
Evidence Technician

Malis, Linda
Harris, Laurie (Oboe, English Horn) *
Owner of C&C Draperies

Good, Glenn
Aerospace Production

Connell, Ed (Eb,Bb)
Collins, Dwight
Tiller, Douglas
Allen, Leah (Bass)
IT Business Analyst
Retired Engineer
College Student
Dental Hygienist

Kemp, Bob (Alto) *
Davis, Wayne (Alto)
Barker, Joel (Bari) *
Retired Project Manager

French Horns
Castleberry, Karen *
King, Mark
Haggard Olsen, Kelly
Hammond, Les
Barbee, Casey +
Norris, Adrian
Retired Anthropology Professor
Communication Content Specialist
Music School Owner

St Denis, Denny
Stratton, Sally *
Maddox, Jeff *
Groeninger, John *
Carlysle, Tom
Golding, Scott
Davis, Pete
Bubenheim, Garry *

Marketing Manager
IT Quality Assurance Technician
Retired Civil Engineer
Tradeshow Manager
Aircraft Inspector
Sales Associate

Wilson, Mike *
Schwartz, Bob *
Brooks, Joanna +
Stiles, Rick
Private Teacher, Freelance Musician
IT Specialist
High School Student

McDonald, John *
Retired Teacher

UterHardt, George
Desktop Publisher, Instrumental Music Teacher

Jennings Jr, Eddie
Kittell, Jonathan
Network Administrator
Software Developer
* Founding PSW Member
+ High School Mentee


Peachtree Symphonic Winds, Inc. was formed in 2004 as a professional non-profit, 501(c)(3), music ensemble for Atlanta area musicians. PSW is dedicated to the performance of standard as well as new works for the band and chamber ensemble. Its volunteer membership includes community and professional musicians from throughout the metro-Atlanta area.

All members are selected through open auditions throughout the year as vacancies occur. Our feature ensemble is Peachtree Symphonic Winds, which consists entirely of volunteer musicians. Our professional ensembles in-residence include the Peachtree Band of Jazz and Peachtree Consort, chamber wind ensemble.

Mission Statement

Peachtree Symphonic Winds, Inc. and its ensembles strive to enrich the quality of life through the study and performance of quality music. It is our goal to instill in each person we serve a positive sense of self-esteem and lifelong learning through discipline, commitment, and achievement.


G. Allen Barbee earned a Master of Music degree from DePaul University in Chicago under the performance studies of Robert Morgan, Gladys Elliot, and Ray Still on oboe and English horn plus conducting with Donald DeRoche and Meng Kong-Tham. While there he founded and directed the Belden Consort, a professional chamber music ensemble, and was Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Philharmonia. Allen earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University in Greenville, SC while studying woodwinds and conducting under Kurt Studier, Robert Chesebro, Dan Ellis, and Jay Bocook. During this time he was Director of Woodwinds for the Furman Music Camp and soloist with the Furman Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Other influential music teachers have included John Mack, Larry Combs, Donald Peck, Joseph Robinson, and Judith LeClair. A recipient of numerous rewards and recognitions, Allen also holds an honorary PhD in Education.

Allen is Music Director and Conductor of Peachtree Symphonic Winds. He is also Minister of Music at Chamblee First United Methodist Church and Instrumental Music Director at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Atlanta. His college music faculty teaching experiences have included North Georgia College and State University, Toccoa Falls College, and Georgia Perimeter College in woodwinds, music education, and music technology. Allen has also performed on stage with such notable entertainers as Ben Vereen, Bobby Vinton, and Diana Degarmo.

A regular musician at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville and Atlanta Lyric Theatre in Marietta, Allen is also the current musical production conductor at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Atlanta and St. Thomas More School in Decatur. He has adjudicated and conducted extensively in the southeast, as well as performed with many professional orchestras including Atlanta Pops, Charleston, Greenville, South Carolina Philharmonic, Charlotte, DeKalb, Columbus, Cobb, Rome, Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, Chicago Philharmonia, Atlanta Wind Symphony, and throughout Europe and Japan. Allen holds memberships in the Atlanta Federation of Musicians, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Music Educators National Conference, and the Georgia Music Educators Association.

Assistant Conductors

Mike Wilson
John McDonald

Board of Directors

President: Ed Jennings
Secretary: Julia Tolbert
Treasurer: Ed Connell
Member at large:
Denny St Denis
Member at large: Bob Kemp
Member at large: Les Hammond
Director: Allen Barbee

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Allen Barbee, Director

Peachtree Symphonic Winds - Director
Allen Barbee