Brenda Barber

Executive Director


A Musician and Information Technology Consultant, Brenda works in partnership with Izzy Getzov and the Little Rock Winds Board of Directors to realize the artistic, financial, and operational goals of the organization.


She sets strategy for key areas of operations and ensures that the work of Little Rock Winds is aligned with its mission and vision. She manages all aspects of the non-profit, ensuring high-quality operation of finances, administration, concert productions, fundraising, marketing/PR, and general operations.


Additionally, she ensures quality of service to Little Rock Winds musicians, donors, and supporters.


Brent Walker

Concert Announcer


Each Little Rock Winds Concert is brought to life in more detail by the colorful commentary from Brent Walker.  Brent has maintained a tight grip on a microphone since the age of 15.  He evolved from announcing his high school band concerts, where he also doubled as first chair clarinet, to the Little Rock Winds.


Brent navigated the world of professional voice acting for over 25 years and is now retired from his national media audio production company.

Board of Directors


Jack Blackshear, MD
Sharon Burrall
Michael Paulus
Tom Bridgers
Michael Chance, DMA
Holly Eaton-Bradfield
Nancy McGraw
Wade Mitchell
Maralyn Sommer, DMA
Gabriel Womack
Executive Director
Brenda Barber
Associate Conductor
Michael Chance, DMA
Jason Brannon
Properties Manager
Rick Stein
Stage Manager
Greg Lindstrom
Donor Correspondent
Robert McQuade
Usher Program Coordinator
John Prater