Rich Kriegsman:
Bb Cornet

Rich Kriegsman is from Pekin, Illinois. He is married and the father of 3 nearly-grown children. He was attracted to membership in the Thirty-Third Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band by “the opportunity to play a vintage instrument surrounded by some very talented musicians.”

Rich started playing in grade school and was ultimately under the direction in high school of the "Leader of the Band," Larry Fogelberg. He had set aside the trumpet in the winters while in college. But more recently he has performed regularly with the Pekin Municipal Band for over 40 years (“scary”). Rich claims that he is not a professionally trained musician. He stays very busy managing a family-owned warehousing/packaging company that has been in business for over 90 years.

Currently his nephew is serving in the Air Force in the United Arab Emirates. His father was a liaison pilot during World War II. A movie depicting his father’s service is currently being screened around the Central Illinois area. His service experience, along with many others, was quite unique. Rich’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, racquetball, and golf. His “wife would tell you that the list is endless.”


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