Dan Schraub, a native of Lisle, has been a band director at Lisle since 2011. Mr. Schraub attended every school in District 202 and was very active in the Lisle bands as a trombonist before he graduated from Lisle Senior High in 2005. He teaches 5th Grade Beginning Band at Schiesher Elementary, 6th Grade Concert Band at Lisle Junior High, and Jazz Band at Lisle Senior High.
Mr. Schraub graduated in 2009 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he completed a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. At Illinois, Mr. Schraub performed with Symphonic Band I, British Brass Band, The Illinois Trombone Choir, and the prestigious Marching Illini, where he served as trombone squad leader and a drill writer. Prior to his arrival at Lisle, he served as Band Director for Marlowe Middle School in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, where he co-directed 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Band as well as extra-curricular Honors Band and Jazz Band. Mr. Schraub has also taught at Crystal Lake Central High School in Crystal Lake as Assistant Marching Band Director . Mr. Schraub began playing alongside Mr. Gumina in the Brass Tracks Jazz Orchestra in 2013.
Mr. Schraub remains active at the Lisle Park District where he plays in a softball league and worked as a camp counselor from 2008 to 2011. Other than music, Mr. Schraub's passion is sports- he played golf, basketball, and baseball at Lisle and he coaches baseball at the junior high. Mr. Schraub also loves country music and tries to catch as many summertime concerts as he can.
Mr. Phillip Meyer
Phillip Meyer grew up in Woodstock, Illinois, and is thrilled to join the Lisle Band staff this 2018-2019 school year! He teaches 5th Grade Beginning Band at Scheisher Elementary, 6th Grade Concert Band at Lisle Junior High, and Jazz Band at Lisle Senior High.
Mr. Meyer graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a music education degree. As a trombonist in the St. Olaf Band, Mr. Meyer toured the United States as well as Spain, France, and Italy. He also performed with the St. Olaf Jazz Ensemble, Philharmonia Orchestra, the St. Olaf Trombone Choir, the Cantorei Choir, and founded the O-Tones, a choir of cross country runners. In addition to his musical pursuits, Mr. Meyer ran on the St. Olaf men’s cross country and track & field teams and won a team National Championship in 2013.
Before arriving in Lisle, Mr. Meyer taught 5th and 6th Grade Band in Thornton, Colorado as well as 5th Grade Beginning Band and K-5 General Music in Shakopee, Minnesota. Outside of teaching, Mr. Meyer continues to enjoy distance running as well as hiking, Chipotle burritos, baking and cooking, Catch Phrase, and discovering the best ice cream parlors wherever he goes.
Scott Gumina is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from West Virginia University and a Master's degree in Jazz Performace from Northern Illinois University. While attending N.I.U., Mr. Gumina was lead alto saxophonist with the renowned N.I.U. Jazz Ensemble and toured with jazz legends such as Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, and Tito Puente.
Mr. Gumina has been a band director and music teacher in grades 5-12 in Lisle District 202 since 1998. His teaching responsibilities include: High School Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Combo, Electronic Music Composition and Music Theory. During his tenure at Lisle, Mr. Gumina has developed a jazz improvisation curriculum at the high school and has been instrumental in hosting yearly guest artists and groups for the instrumental jazz program as well as the current band web-site design and impimentation.
Mr. Gumina is also active in the Chicago area as a clinician, judge, guest artist, and musician. Mr. Gumina has been the lead alto saxophonist with the Brass Tracks Jazz Orchestra since 1994. This professional jazz ensemble performs weekly at Hackney's in Palos Park, Illinois.