Mr. Loest

Mr. Loest


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(630) 773-1232, Ext. 2113

Mr. Loest has been Peacock's band director since 1986, where he directs the Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. Under his guidance, the Peacock Jazz Band has received 27 consecutive Division I ratings in the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) District Contest. Mr. Loest is the 2017 recipient of the IGSMA Cloyd Myers Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. Mr. Loest is also an internationally known composer and arranger for The FJH Music Company Inc. His publications and methods are used worldwide and he has guest conducted bands throughout the United States. Mr. Loest lives in Wheaton with his wife Cindy and sons Stefan and Soren. He loves Itasca and considers it to be his second home.