Mr.Brian Zeglis is currently in his seventh year as percussion instructor at Davenport Central. Zeglis coordinates the Marching Blue Devil percussion section, directs 4 percussion ensembles, and assists with all concert and jazz ensemble 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.
Brian 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.
Zeglis currently performs as the drummer for The Rod Pierson Big Band, The Hunter Fuerste American Vintage Orchestra, The Manny Lopez Big Band, and The Johnson County Landmark.
Brian 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.