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Music Faculty Member Publishes Instrumental Arrangement for Creole Belles

Posted on February 14 2013

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is pleased to announce that Jeremiah Eis, Instructor and Director of Instrumental Music at Silver Lake College, recently published an instrumental music arrangement with PEL Music Publications. The composition, Creole Belles, is arranged for brass quintet, saxophone quintet, and woodwind quintet and will be available to the public by February 18th. The composition is also being considered for supplementation into the high school Solo & Ensemble Festival Music Lists in New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. The Solo & Ensemble Contests are intended to provide student musicians, in both middle school and high school, an opportunity to perform a solo or as part of an ensemble in front of an adjudicator and a limited audience, and to receive constructive comments, both spoken and written, from the adjudicator. The District Solo & Ensemble Contests serve as regional qualifying events for the State Solo & Ensemble Contests every spring.

Eis received his Bachelor of Music degree from St. Norbert College and Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc and the United States Army School of Music, and is the current Director of the Manitowoc Marine Band. He is an accomplished musician on trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Eis is a Sergeant with the 132nd Army Band, and performs with the Newtonburg Brass Band, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, St. Norbert Community Band, and the Water's Edge Brass.

The Silver Lake College Music Program has a rich history dating back more than forty years, with outstanding programs offered in Music and Music Education with Kodaly Emphasis for traditional undergraduate and graduate students during the fall and spring academic terms, and in our internationally recognized Kodaly Summer Music Session. Popular music programs are also offered for expectant parents (Lovenotes®) and for young children (Music for Tots®). Members of the local community are invited to participate in our adult concert and children’s choirs, and to attend the many choral and instrumental concerts offered each year. For more information, please visit