For over 40 years, George Etheridge has enjoyed a varied and successful career as performer, conductor and educator in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. Educated at the University of Michigan and The Paris Conservatory, Mr. Etheridge first came to the DC area as Instructor of Saxophone at the University of Maryland. He has performed as soloist at The Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, The Smithsonian Hall of Musical Instruments and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  Mr Etheridge is currently the conductor of the Capital Wind Symphony, a professional level ensemble he founded in 1991, dedicated to celebrating and preserving the great American band tradition and by working closely with music educators to nurture and inspire student involvement within their school music programs.