Raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Brent Ghiglione started his musical career with the Moose Jaw Lions Jr. Band. He continued his musical education at the University of Regina where he graduated with a B.Mus. Ed. degree. He also completed a Diploma of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in Wind Band Conducting and Repertoire and finished his Masters of Education from the University of Victoria. He has two recordings of the U of R Wind Ensemble and is looking forward to releasing the third CD next May.
After teaching at Campbell Collegiate for 17 years Brent moved to the University of Regina where he is director of bands responsible for the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. Mr. ‘G’ as he is affectionately known, is recognised for setting high expectations for his students. As a trumpet player, he is a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra and currently leads The Bob Moyer Big Band and the Regina Jazz Orchestra (RJO). Brent started the Regina Jazz Orchestra (RJO) a professional big band and the Regina Winds a semi professional wind band. Mr. Ghiglione has played with the likes of Red Skeleton, Bob McGrath, Ice Capades, and Frank Mills.
Brent is also an active clinician and adjudicator and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. He is responsible for initiating and coordinating the Prairieland Jazz Camp which moves to their 25th year. Mr. Ghiglione is a member of the Saskatchewan Band Association, Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, Canadian Music Educators Association, Canadian Band Association, American Federation of Musicians (Local 446), International Trumpet Guild, and the College Band Directors National Association.
2018 Festival Dates
Choral: April 24 – April 27, 2018Jazz Band: April 28 – April 29, 2018Concert Band: April 30 – May 3, 2018