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Mr. Timothy Hatcher
hatchert@davenportschools.org
Mr. Timothy Hatcher is in his seventh year as Director of Bands at Davenport Central High School. He holds a master’s of music education degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor’s degree in music, with an emphasis in both clarinet performance and music education, from Oregon State University. Prior to coming to Central, Mr. Hatcher student taught with the nationally recognized band programs at Niles North High School and Oliver McCracken Middle School in Skokie, IL


During his time at the University of Illinois, Mr. Hatcher was a graduate teaching assistant in both the music education department and band department. He assisted with the instruction of the Marching Illini, as well as assisted in conducting the concert bands. His performance highlights included performing with the University of Illinois Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mr. James Keene, at Carnegie Hall in New York and Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center in Chicago

At Oregon State University, Mr. Hatcher performed with the OSU-Corvallis Symphony Orchestra, served as principal clarinetist with the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and played tenor saxophone with the Jazz Ensemble. Also, he was highly involved with the OSU Marching Band as a baritone player before becoming drum major, in which he conducted the band at many performances, including numerous bowl games

In addition, Mr. Hatcher is a drum corps alumnus with the Seattle Cascades Drum & Bugle Corps. He has been a guest clinician and adjudicator with high school and middle school bands throughout the Midwest. And, he has taught clarinet privately for 14 years.

 
Mr. Alexander Wilga
wilgaa@davenportschools.org
Mr. Alexander Wilga is in his fifth year as Band Director at Davenport Central High School. Mr. Wilga is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and attended VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois.  While at VanderCook Mr. Wilga studied with Dr. Charles Menghini, Dr. Robert Sinclair, Dr. Leah Schumann, Mr. Michael Young, and many other Music Educators who are the top in their field.  Mr. Wilga is also an alumnus of The Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps where he spent two seasons as a member of the euphonium section and three seasons as the corps' drum major.  During Mr. Wilga's time at Central he has seen tremendous growth and success with the students and ensembles under his direction.  He is the director of the Freshman Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and The Marching Blue Devils, and teaches group sectionals as well as individual lessons.  Mr. Wilga is also an active judge in both Iowa and Illinois where he has judged marching band contest, solo/ensemble events, and large group concert band and orchestra festivals.  In his spare time, Mr. Wilga spends time with his wonderful wife Laura and their dog Chance.       
Mr. Brian Zeglis
Percussion Instructor 
Brian Zeglis is currently in his fifth year as percussion instructor at Davenport Central.  Zeglis coordinates the Marching Blue Devil percussion section, directs 3 percussion ensembles, and assists with all concert ensemble rehearsals.  In addition to his duties at Central, Zeglis teaches as adjunct faculty at Knox College in Galesburg, IL; St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA; and Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL.  He also maintains a private studio of about 20 junior high and high school students.  During the summer, Zeglis is very active with the Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps as the percussion caption head, percussion arranger, and music coordinator.


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. 

Brian taught as an assistant band director/percussion specialist at Pilot Point ISD while attending UNT.  He has taught additional summer marching band camps in Union, MO and 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 Vic Firth.