Davenport Central Instrumental Music
Mr. Brian Zeglis is an Assistant Band Director at Davenport Central High School. Mr. Zeglis conducts the Freshman Band, coordinates and arranges for the Marching Blue Devil percussion section, directs 3 percussion ensembles, runs two jazz ensembles, and leads a steel drum ensemble. Under his direction, the Davenport Central Wind Ensemble Percussion Ensemble performed at the 2016 IBA Convention with Dr. Matthew Coley. Brian worked for 9 years with the Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. During that time, he served as the Program Coordinator, Music Coordinator, Percussion Caption Head, and Percussion Arranger.
Mr. Zeglis currently performs as the drummer for The Rod Pierson Big Band and 10 of Soul. He proudly endorses Etymotic earplugs, Vic Firth drum sticks, and Zildjian cymbals. He is a member of IBA, JEI, PAS, and SEIBA.
Mr. Zeglis graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Music Business and a Marketing minor from Western Illinois University. He also completed a six-month internship with the Percussive Arts Society. Mr. Zeglis then received his M.M. in Jazz Studies with emphasis on drum set performance from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, he was fortunate to study with world-renowned performer/educators Ed Soph and Paul Rennick. Mr. Zeglis has also completed post-graduate work at the University of Iowa where he focused on Music Education and received his teaching certification. During this time, Brian played on Jeff Miguel's album Perseverance, which was selected as a winner in the Downbeat Student Awards.
Mr. Zeglis has previously taught at Knox College in Galesburg, IL; St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA; Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL; Iowa City West HS in Iowa City IA; Clear Creek Amana HS in Tiffin, IA; United Township HS in East Moline, IL; Pilot Point ISD in Pilot Point, TX; Union HS in Union, MO; and Hillsboro HS in Hillsboro, MO. He has also conducted master classes/clinics at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference, Illinois All-State Convention, Iowa Day of Percussion, WIU Jazz Festival, Rootabaga Jazz Festival, and at numerous high schools across the country.
Alexander M. Wilga is the Director of Bands at Davenport Central High School in Davenport, Iowa. Under his direction, Davenport Central has seen tremendous growth and success in the program. He is the director of the Davenport Central Wind Ensemble, Freshman Concert Band, and The Marching Blue Devils. The students and ensembles under his direction perform at a high level and consistently receive Division I “Superior” Ratings at Iowa High School Music Association events. In May of 2013, the Davenport Central Wind Ensemble was selected as a clinic band for the Iowa Bandmasters Conference in Des Moines, IA. In 2015, The Marching Blue Devils were the State of Iowa’s representative in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. In addition to his duties at Davenport Central, Mr. Wilga enjoys an active schedule as a judge in Iowa and Illinois where he has judged marching band contests, concert band festivals, orchestra festivals, solo and ensemble festivals, and is an Iowa High School Music Association certified judge.
Mr. Wilga is an alumnus of VanderCook College of Music where he received his Bachelors of Music Education in May of 2009. Mr. Wilga received his Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Buena Vista University in July of 2017. While at VanderCook, Mr. Wilga studied with Dr. Charles Menghini, Dr. Robert Sinclair, Dean Stacy Dolan, Dr. David Eccels, and Mr. Michael Young. Mr. Wilga is also an alumnus of The Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps from Milwaukee Wisconsin, where he spent two seasons as a member of the euphonium section and three seasons serving as the corps’ drum major. He aged out of The Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps and Drum Corps International in 2007.
Mr. Wilga was a recipient of the Dr. Lewis A. Schmidt Citation of Excellence Award. The Dr. Lewis A. Schmidt Citation of Excellence Award recognizes the commitment, passion and loyalty displayed by VanderCook alumni who are making a difference in the music education profession. Mr. Wilga is a Conn-Selmer VIP and attended the March 2017 Music Education Summit in Elkhart, IN. In 2016, he was awarded the Certificate of Merit for Marching Excellence from the National Band Association. In 2017, Mr. Wilga was awarded the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association. Mr. Wilga has been a model teacher within the Davenport Community School District’s Teacher Leadership Program. He is the high school representative on the Davenport Community School District Music Curriculum Council. Since 2011, Mr. Wilga has served as the South Eastern Iowa representative on the Iowa High School Music Association Marching Band Affairs Committee. Mr. Wilga now serves on the Iowa Bandmasters Association Research and Development Committee.
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Elizabeth Lundine is the Assistant Orchestra Director at Davenport Central. She also directs the 4th and 5th Grade Orchestras at Jefferson and Madison. Miss Lundine is originally from the Chicago area, and she graduated from Augustana College with a B.A. In Music Education. At Augustana, she studied with Dr. Daniel Culver and Dr. Susan Stone.
Miss Lundine previously taught at Smart Intermediate as well as Hayes, Jackson, and Monroe. In this position, she directed the 6th Grade and 7/8th Grade Orchestras and taught lessons for grades 4-8. Miss Lundine has taught private violin lessons in the Chicago area and the Quad Cities. She has performed in the Quad Cities with the Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Genesius Guild, QC Music Guild, and various string quartets/trios.
Miss Lundine spends her free time running, biking, reading, and playing the violin. She also coaches Cross Country and Track at Augustana. Currently, Miss Lundine is training for the QC Half-Marathon!
Kendra Elledge is the Director of Orchestras at Central High School and is also a Davenport Central Alum. Ms. Elledge studied Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa, where she studied viola under Dr. Julia Bullard and conducting under Dr. William Shepherd.
Since graduation, Mrs. Elledge has directed the orchestra program in Muscatine, as well as taught preschool through elementary vocal music in Ottumwa. During her time in Muscatine, Mrs. Elledge also taught violin and viola for Muscatine Community College.
Mrs. Elledge is an active guest conductor and festival judge in the state of Iowa. She was a guest conductor for the Muscatine Symphony in February of 2010 and guest conductor for the Kennedy Honor Orchestra in March of 2012. Mrs. Elledge also served on the Iowa String Teacher’s Association Board from 2009-2012.
In her spare time, Mrs. Elledge enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and her daughter, Lily. She also enjoys running, practicing viola, and volunteering in the nursery at her church.
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