Grand Valley Winds

The Grand Valley State University faculty wind quintet's mission is to:

  • enrich Grand Valley State University and its community by performing concerts of varied repertoire.
  • promote chamber music in the region.
  • serve the state by offering free public school clinics and recitals.
  • host instrument days for middle school and high school students (Clarinet Day Double Reed Day).


Christopher Kantner - flute

Marlen Vavrikova - oboe

John Varineau - clarinet

John Clapp - bassoon

Richard Britsch - horn

For more information and for booking, contact Dr. Marlen Vavrikova at (616) 331-2999, or email


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