Musician. Educator. Conductor. Arranger.
Best classified as a “jack-of-all-trades” musician, Jeremiah Eis currently holds positions as Conductor of the N.E.W. Wind Symphony, Music Director of the Manitowoc Marine Band, and Band Director at Xavier Middle School. An experienced educator, he was formerly an Assistant Professor at Silver Lake College. While at SLC, he formed the Silver Lake Wind Ensemble, leading to the development of the largest instrumental program in the history of the institution. Additionally, he established a high school band festival, served as Chair of the Music Department, was elected Chair of the Faculty, and received the 2013 Freddy Award for building community on campus. Eis is also a member of the prestigious Wisconsin Bandmasters’ Association, whose membership is granted by invitation only.
Eis is in-demand as a low brass musician, and has performed with groups such as the Concord Chamber Orchestra, Dorf Kapelle, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, Newtonburg Brass Band, Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Peninsula Players Theatre, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Symphonic Winds, and many others. Additionally, he has graced the stage with artists from the Canadian Brass, Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Band, and numerous professional orchestras. He has been featured as a soloist multiple times throughout his career, recorded compact discs, premiered works, had arrangements published, and received a Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association in 2011 for conducting the Wisconsin Collegiate Honors Band.
Eis received his Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was a winner of the band department’s renowned concerto competition, and his Bachelor of Music degree from St. Norbert College, where he received the Winters Award for his contributions to music in the community. He is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc and the United States Army School of Music.
As a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, Eis serves as a Staff Sergeant, Squad Leader, Assistant Conductor, and Unit Career Counselor with the 132nd Army Band. In the unit, he has performed on concert tours, and provided music for deployment functions, gubernatorial inaugurations, and congressional ceremonies. Additionally, he performed as part of a halftime show on NFL’s Monday Night Football. His military awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal.