Davenport Central Instrumental Music
563-723-5400 ext. 167
Elizabeth Lundine is the Associate Director of Orchestras at 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.
Mr. Brian Zeglis is the Associate Director of Bands at Davenport Central High School. Mr. Zeglis coordinates and arranges for the Marching Blue Devil percussion section, directs 4 percussion ensembles, runs the top jazz ensemble, leads two steel drum ensembles, and assists with all concert band rehearsals. He is also very active with the Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. Zeglis has served as the percussion caption head, percussion arranger, and music coordinator since 2010.
Mr. Zeglis graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Music Business with a marketing minor from Western Illinois University. He also completed a six-month internship with the Percussive Arts Society. Zeglis then received his M.M. in Jazz Studies with emphasis on drum set performance for the University of North Texas. He was fortunate to study with world-renowned performer/educators Ed Soph and Paul Rennick.
Mr. Zeglis currently performs as the drummer for The Rod Pierson Big Band, 10 of Soul, The Hunter Fuerste American Vintage Orchestra, and The Manny Lopez Big Band.
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, 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 Illinois All-State Convention, Iowa Day of Percussion, WIU Jazz Festival, Rootabaga Jazz Festival, and at numerous high schools throughout Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, and Wisconsin. He is a member of PAS and endorsed by Etymotic Earplugs and Vic Firth.
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.
Jay Skoglund is the Assistant Band Director at Central High School. Mr. Skoglund grew up in Rockford Illinois and has also lived in the Chicago area and the Twin Cities before moving to the Quad Cities, living on both sides of the Mississippi.
Mr. Skoglund graduated from Trinity International University in Bannockburn, Deerfield IL in 1978. He received his Master’s degree from National Louis University- Evanston and has done post graduate work at Vandercook College of Music in Chicago, Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Aurora University and Lindenwood University.
Mr Skoglund started teaching in 1978 at Lincoln Middle School, where he more recently inducted Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Bun E Carlos into Lincoln MS’s alumni Hall of Fame. Mr. Skoglund taught most of his career at Jefferson High in Rockford. He also taught at Christian Life High School in Rockford where his band was chosen to represent the State of Illinois in the Presidential Inaugural Parade, Washington DC in January of 1989. While in Rockford he also formed and directed 2 large homeschool bands for 10 years and organized the first Illinois state Fine Arts Festival for homeschoolers. Jay was a semifinalist for the Rockford Golden Apple Award for “Outstanding Contributions in Education” 2 years in a row. He also initiated the “Band Wagon” campaign with the Northern Illinois Community Foundation which raised monies to outfit 4 high school bands with new uniforms and an ongoing trust. He has written an Illinois Artist in Residency grant with artist Bill Close and worked closely with Rockford Art Museum, WNIU and NPR radio with installations at the Rockford At Museum and performances on NPR radio.
One of Skoglund’s performing groups, “Functional Noise” performed all around the area including Lollapalooza, Drum Corps International and won “Best of Waterfront” festival recording their TV commercials for 2 years. He was also listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. He has performed with various groups over the years playing Pop-Rock and Jazz on Drums, bass and guitar.
While in Davenport Schools he has taught 8th grade band at Sudlow and 5th grade bands at McKInley, Washington, Madison and Jefferson.
Jay has been married to his wife Susan for 40 years and has 3 adult children. 2 of them are teachers in Milwaukee WI and one in downtown Chicago working for Slalom Consulting. Susan and Jay have 2 grandchildren. Jay loves biking, hiking, camping, art, cooking and traveling - all 50 states, Russia, China, Europe and Central America.