Larry taught music in southern Oregon, the North Clackamas School district and Portland Public Schools.  He has performed with the Beaverton Community Band since 1999, serving as a conductor in 2002.  He holds B. Music and M. Music degrees from the University of Oregon and is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory. He is a member of the International Clarinet Society, participating in ClarinetFest in Porto, Portugal in August 2009.  He is a founding charter member of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.

Larry Erickson,  conductor

Gary Reed, general manager

Gary is a retired mechanical engineer having worked at Tektronix, Inc in Beaverton, Oregon for 38 years.  He was a flute player in his high school days.  He has been a member of the Beaverton Community Band for the past 18 years playing the Alto Saxophone, the Tenor Saxophone, the Baritone Saxophone and now the Bass Clarinet.  He also plays the Bass Clarinet and the Baritone Saxophone with the Beaverton Wind Ensemble.  He has recorded rehearsals, recitals and concerts of the Beaverton Wind Ensemble primarily as an educational aid for member players.

The Woodwind & Brass Ensemble began in January 2010.


Our Goal: To become proficient as a group to perform classical, swing, jazz and contemporary music as opportunities arise.

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