Mrs. Jessica Kindschi Walter (Camp Co-Director) is the band director at Martin Luther High School, where she directs three concert bands, Brass Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Praise Band, and Pep Band. Mrs. Kindschi Walter earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Valparaiso University in instrumental, choral, and general music and a master’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Wind Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A saxophone player in her own right, she has been active in the Greenfield Concert Band, playing for musicals, and doing studio work.
Mrs. Kindschi Walter was a band camper for four years and a counselor for five years. She will continue to handle administrative work before camp, but will not be at LuWiSoMo during the July week due to maternity leave with her first child.
Mrs. Erica Rosebrock (Camp Co-Director) is part of the LHSAGM Elementary Band department. She teaches band, choir, drum line, and recorder at Our Redeemer and Divine Redeemer Lutheran Schools, as well as assisting with Saturday Morning and Monday Night Band at the high schools. Mrs. Rosebrock received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Valparaiso University and a Master of Music in Music Education from Northwestern University.
Mrs. Rosebrock attended Lutheran Band Camp as a camper for five years and as a counselor for nine years. She has been on the teaching staff of Band Camp since 2015.
Rev. Benjamin Schimm (Teacher) graduated from Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Music Education. While at the college he was a member of the Concordia Wind Ensemble, the college Brass Quintet, Concordia Choir, and Arborsong choral group. After college, Ben was the band and choir director at Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School in Evansville Illinois, where he also gave private music lessons, and was substitute organist at area churches. At Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he helped to found a regular chapel brass ensemble for the seminary. As a pastor and teacher in Minnesota Ben gave regular music lessons to middle and high school students in the Alexandria area, with a focus on preparing them for college auditions and scholarships.
Ben Schimm currently teaches theology at Racine Lutheran High School, giving music lessons in the area. This will be his third year at Band Camp.
Mrs. Allison Schweitzer (Teacher) studied music (horn) and journalism at Valparaiso University (’05) and in 2011 she graduated from Concordia University in Wisconsin with a Master of Church Music degree, emphasis in conducting. Allison teaches French horn and currently plays horn with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra and Avec le Bois Woodwind Quintet. She is a substitute hornist for the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. She is the Assistant Director of Church and School Music at Mount Olive Lutheran in Milwaukee, and directs three student woodwind ensembles at Martin Luther High School in Greendale.
Allison attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School (’01), and enjoyed attending band camp at LuWiSoMo as a youth, herself. She’s looking forward to being back as an instructor!
Mr. Matt Wolf (Guest Conductor) earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Concordia University – Chicago, and his Master of Music (Wind Band Conducting) from Central Michigan University. He has taught at Valley Lutheran High School (Saginaw, MI), Concordia University (Ann Arbor, MI), and Milwaukee Lutheran High School. In 2017, he accepted a position as a Publications Editor at Hal Leonard Music Publishing in Milwaukee, where he produces music for instrumental solos, duets, and a variety of other materials.
This is Mr. Wolf’s 14th year at Lutheran Band Camp, including his fourth time directing the band. He is excited to add to the wonderful memories and friendships that band camp has given him over the years.