MRS. KELLY RACKAUSKAS
Heyworth Junior-Senior High
308 West Cleveland
Heyworth, IL 61745
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Mrs. Kelly Rackauskas holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Music Education, both with Summa Cum Laude distinction, from Illinois State University. While at ISU, Mrs. Rackauskas studied trumpet under Dr. Amy Gilreath and conducting under Dr. Stephen Steele, Dr. Daniel A. Belongia, and Dr. Matthew Luttrell. Mrs. Rackauskas was an active member of the Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band 1, The Big Red Marching Machine, and several small chamber ensembles. She served as the Drum Major of the Big Red for 3 years. Mrs. Rackauskas joined the Heyworth community in August 2009. She currently is the teacher of Fifth Grade Beginning Band, Sixth Grade Band, Junior High Choir, High School Choir, Junior High Band, High School Concert Band, The Heyworth Marching Hornets, and the Musical Pit Orchestra. Before teaching in Heyworth, Mrs. Rackauskas served as the band and choral director for grades 5-12 for CUSD 3 in Cuba, IL. She is a member of the Illinois Music Education Association and the National Association for Music Education. Mrs. Rackauskas is the principal cornet player for the Brass Band of Central Illinois and serves as an executive board member for the group.