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 nearly 30 consecutive Division I ratings in the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) District Contest. In 2017, his composition CLOUD GATE (Reflections of a City) was performed for more than 5,000 spectators at Chicago's Millennium Park. That same year, he received the Illinois Grade School Music Association's highest honor - the Cloyd Myers Memorial Award for Excellence in Music Education. Mr. Loest is 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.