Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association

The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association (LWEA) was formed in 1987 to support LWE concerts by providing funds for guest soloists, concert operations, and scholarships to talented young musicians both in the LWE and attending university. The LWEA has taken on an active role in publicity and fund-raising for the LWE since its inception.

Concert Programs

Full color concert programs provide the repertoire, biographies of the conductor and guest soloists, names of band members and donors, and information on song selections. The LWEA appreciates the partnership and support of local business’ by placing ads in our concert programs to help defray the cost of printing and also help get your business info out to our patrons. If you or your business would like to place an ad in our concert program for the season, please contact Kathleen Galas, Program Ad Coordinator.

Scholarships & Awards

Thank you to our generous donors for aiding in the mission of the LWE which is to enrich the musical arts in the lakeshore community through scholarship programs, youth and community outreach and live performances. The LWEA has awarded over $87,000 in scholarships to student musicians since 1988! 

The Arendt Family Talentship program annually recognizes undergraduate musicians that are members of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble with a scholarship and is dependent on GPA and musical ability. The LWEA Young Artist Competition is held biennially and is a scholarship competition which encourages and promotes talented high school and college musicians. The Wesley Teply Community Service Award in the Arts serves to recognize people who have substantially contributed to the arts in the greater Manitowoc area. This award is presented annually.


Do you want to get involved? Your donation will help LWEA continue to grow and support young musicians and the arts in our local community. As a thank you, donations of $100 or more will receive complementary tickets (see giving levels below). Donations to Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association are tax deductible. If you or your corporation are interested in donating, please contact Sandy Sickinger, LWEA Administrator, email, 920-683-4733 or write Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association, Inc. c/o UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, 705 Viebahn Street, Manitowoc, WI.

Donor Levels

Ticket vouchers will be mailed to donors and can be redeemed or transferred to another individual at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office.
Encore Society
$100-$249 (2 complimentary ticket vouchers)
Sousa Society
$250-$499 (4 complimentary ticket vouchers)
Allegro Society
$500-$999 (6 complimentary ticket vouchers)
Vivace Society
$1000 or more (8 complimentary ticket vouchers)

LWEA Board of Directors

David Scherer, President
Dawn Pitzen, Vice President for Administration
Kathleen Galas, Vice President for Community Development
Stephanie Farr, Secretary
Nancy Leigh, Treasurer
Mark Klaiber, Member-at- Large
Richard Luchsinger, Member-at-Large
Sandy Sickinger, LWE Administrator, Ex-Officio

LWEA Marketing & Communications

Heidi Dalberg, LWE Marketing Director
Sandy Sickinger, LWE Administrator