Craig Gall – Conductor, Kenosha Pops Concert Band
Craig Gall joined the “Pops” in 1992, was appointed Assistant Conductor in 1996, and became the eighth Musical Director of the Kenosha Pops Concert Band in the fall of 2002. A native of Port Washington, Wisconsin, he graduated magna cum laude from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton in 1990 and spent six years as the director of bands at Washington Junior High School in Kenosha. He also directed the Continental and Rambler Recreation Bands as well as the orchestras for several KUSD musical theater productions. He currently resides in Appleton and is the Director of Bands at Kimberly High School where he directs the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and “Wespenmusikanten,” the school’s ethnic music ensemble. Mr. Gall performs regularly with the “Dorf Kapelle” and is a member of the “Big Band Reunion” of Appleton, and the “Green Bay Packer Band.” He was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Bandmasters Association.
Garrett Kornman – Assistant Conductor, Kenosha Pops Concert Band
Garrett Kornman, a lifelong resident of Kenosha, joined the “Pops” as principal saxophonist in 1998, and was named assistant conductor in the fall of 2002. A graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Mr. Kornman holds undergraduate degrees in music education, finance, and economics. He has served as an instrumental music teacher in the Kenosha Unified School District, during which time he held directing positions with the Continental and Rambler Recreation Bands and the Band of the Black Watch. In addition to his duties with the “Pops,” he maintains an active performance schedule throughout the southeast portion of Wisconsin.
Gregory Berg – Master of Ceremonies
Gregory Berg is the fine arts director for our local public radio station, WGTD – FM 91.1. Greg hosts an interview program called “The Morning Show” every weekday morning between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. He serves as minister of music for Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine, and is an assistant professor of music at Carthage College where he teaches voice. He has been directing musicals at the Racine Theatre Guild since 2003. Greg will be a featured vocalist with the “Pops” band throughout the summer.