Trip Dates:

6/27/25 – 7/12/25

Meeting Schedule:

Meet Your State Coordinators

Joe Finnegan

About Joe

Mr. Joseph (Joe) Finnegan graduated from Roland-Story High School in Story City, Iowa. After receiving his Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Mr. Finnegan received his Masters of Music Education Degree from the VanderCook School of Music, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Finnegan is currently the high school band/orchestra teacher and Music Department Chair for the DC Everest School District.

Eric Kringle

About Eric

Mr. Eric Kringle received his undergraduate degree in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and his Masters of Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Mr. Kringle is currently the high school band and jazz instructor, and the Music Department Chair in the Hayward School District.

Karl Mueller

About Karl

Karl Mueller is the Director of Bands at Mary D. Bradford high school in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and has taught in Kenosha and has led the Brookfield Civic Band where since 1998.

Mr. Mueller began serving as the tuba clinician for the Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music where he has enjoyed traveling and performing with the group in England, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Mr. Mueller was honored to serve as the Guest Band Director for the Almaty International Music Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2015.

Mr. Mueller earned his Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1996, and his Masters of Music Education Degree, with an Instrumental Conducting Emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013. Mr. Mueller and his wife Robin, reside in Brookfield Wisconsin, and has twin daughters, Alexandra and Alaina.


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