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Mr. Alexander Wilga
Director of Bands
wilgaa@davenportschools.org
Mr. Alexander Wilga is the Director of Bands 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, 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 Pioneer and Drum Corps International in 2007.  

During Mr. Wilga's time at Central he has seen tremendous growth and success in the program.  The students and ensembles under his direction perform at a high level and have consistently received Division 1 "Superior" Ratings at IHSMA events.  He is the director of the Wind Ensemble, Freshman Concert Band, Jazz I, 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, concert band festivals, and orchestra festivals.   

When Mr. Wilga isn't working with the Central Bands he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Laura and their dog Chance.  
Mr. Brian Zeglis
Director of Percussion Studies 

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.