About the Conductor
Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Conductor & Music Director
Jeremiah Eis is excited to begin his new role as Music Director of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble. An experienced educator, he currently teaches at St. Francis Xavier Middle School (Appleton), and has held positions as the Director of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony (Concert Orchestra), Assistant Professor of Music at Silver Lake College, and Music Teacher in the Gresham School District. Additionally, he has taught courses at St. Norbert College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His conducting experience in Northeast Wisconsin includes the Silver Lake Wind Ensemble, Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble, Manitowoc Marine Band, N.E.W. Wind Symphony, and the St. Norbert Community Band. An active low brass performer, he has performed with the 132nd Army Band, Dorf Kapelle, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, Newtonburg Brass Band, Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Symphonic Winds, and many others. He has also sat in as a guest musician with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Jeremiah 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 for conducting the Wisconsin Collegiate Honors Band.
Jeremiah holds degrees from UW-Milwaukee, St. Norbert College, and UW-Manitowoc. He is currently working towards a Doctor of Music Education degree through Liberty University, and is a graduate of the United States Army School of Music. As a Staff Sergeant in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, his military awards include the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal, Wisconsin National Guard Write Medal, and a citation from the Wisconsin State Congress. Jeremiah lives in Denmark with his wife (Annette), daughter (Annabelle), and three cats (Angel, Lily, and Precious).
Lakeshore Big Band Conductor
Sucherman is the Lakeshore Big Band Conductor and Music Director. He is also Associate Lecturer of Music at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. He is the eldest son of two prominent Chicago performers and has two younger brothers who are both professional musicians (one as the drummer with acclaimed rock band STYX). After attending Northwestern University Prep School and DePaul University, he moved to Wisconsin to pursue theatrical directing, composing and arranging. Sucherman has worked on cruise ships and Mississippi Paddleboats, the main stage of the Sahara in Las Vegas, in Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as all over the U.S. He has worked with or shared stages with Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, Reba McIntyre, Tim Allen, Pete Barbutti, Glenn Ash, Peewee Kershaw, and more. He routinely performs with Tony-nominated singer/actor Gregg Edelman and Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show. Sucherman has arranged strings for two Grammy award winning albums, and has arranged music for countless acts on cruise ships and nightclubs. He has been active in regional musical theatre directing countless shows and performs around the Midwest approximately 120-150 days a year.
Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Assistant Conductor
Chris has been an active trumpet player in the Lakeshore area for several years. He and his wife Kristy have been members of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble for 20 years!
Chris has been an active performer with many area groups and a previous school band director. He has been a member of pit orchestras for many musicals and in jazz ensembles in both Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Additionally, he has performed with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra and other chamber ensembles. As a former band director, Chris is happy to have the opportunity to be back in front of the band as the Assistant LWE Conductor.