Jon Eising is the Instrumental Music Department Chair at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Blake is home to the Signature Program for the Arts and Humanities for Montgomery County Public Schools. While there, Mr. Eising’s ensembles have consistently received superior ratings at both band and orchestra festivals and he has led The Roaring Bengals Marching Band all over the country to perform at premiere parades, bowl games, and competitions.
Mr. Eising received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from The University of Oklahoma and a Master’s Degree in French Horn Performance from The University of Maryland. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Eising played professionally with The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, as well as various other professional orchestras throughout that region. While at UMD, Mr. Eising studied with Marty Hackleman, Principal Horn in The National Symphony Orchestra, and worked alongside Rich Sparks and “The Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band” for three years as a graduate assistant. In 2004, Mr. Eising began teaching at Blake and performing with The M Street Brass Quintet, a professional group that has been a staple in the DC metro area for over thirty years.
Mr. Eising has been on the music faculties of The Academy of the Holy Cross, The Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra, and Montgomery County Youth Orchestra. He is the site host for the Washington DC Area Music in the Parks Festival and has served as conductor for various Montgomery County honors bands and orchestras. Mr. Eising has two beautiful daughters and enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family.