Karen Mary Lippert is a member of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. In June of 2008 she was inducted into the American School Band Directors' Association. She is founder and band director celebrating more than 35 years at St. John's Lutheran School in Lannon. She is also Bell choir director at Faith Lutheran Church in Sussex.
Karen holds a Masters degree in Education and Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She and her husband Dan, who is the band's president and one of the percussionists, met while in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Symphonic Band and the Milwaukee Knights Band.