Jeff Krauklis - trumpet

Jeff Krauklis

Jeff Krauklis recently retired as a band director after 28 years in schools in Holmen, Wis. As a composer, he has arranged or composed more than 200 works for band, orchestra, jazz band, marching band, chorus and show choir. An avid performer and brass teacher, he maintains an active trumpet studio and performs frequently as a soloist, in brass quintets, and in classical and jazz ensembles. Krauklis has served as trumpet coach for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Middle Level State Honors Band and on the state board of directors for the Wisconsin chapter of the National Band Association. He was also a long-time adjudicator and clinician with WSMA. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and has a Master of Music Degree in Wind Conducting from Northwestern University. He has been in the conducting rotation of the La Crosse Concert Band for more than 20 years and was a long-time section leader and board member. 

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The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra is Western Wisconsin's premier big band. Directed by Greg Balfany, the group is best known through its Jazz in the Park concert series. The LJO mission: to promote, preserve and forward the creation of jazz music through free live performances available to all in our region. LJO operates under fiscal sponsorship from La Crosse Community Foundation.