International Coordinator for the USA,
Brian Ingelson, Emeritus Director of Bands at Palm Springs High School, is an educator, conductor, producer, director and international adjudicator, clinician and judge. His formal training began as a trumpet player at the Mount Royal Conservatory of Music and Speech Arts and then continued to the University of Calgary, Canada where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, then completing his Master’s Degree with an emphasis in conducting from the University of Missouri- Columbia. His bands have performed around the world in more than fifteen countries on five continents. In 2013, the Palm Springs High School band was selected from more than 2800 groups across the United States to perform at the 47th Inaugural Parade in Washington DC for President Obama. His jazz bands have performed in concert with Barry Manilow , Max Weinberg, Carol Channing, Gavin MacLeod and Suzanne Somers and has opened for legendary bands including the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, Harry James Orchestra, Dallas Brass, Royal Crown Revue, Stan Kenton Legacy Band, Beatles Tribute Bands, and Tim Welch as “Elvis”. Honors include the National Legion of Honor Award, multi year Finalist GRAMMY FOUNDATION® Educator of the Year, Steinway Society “For the Children” Award Recipient, several Desert Theater League Awards for Outstanding Music Director, an Alberta Achievement Award for his work with the 1988 Olympics, and has received multiple Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition from Washington D.C. He is a sanctioned judge of the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) and has judged for National, Regional and World Championships in Canada, Germany, Spain, Britain, Colombia, Malaysia, and Indonesia.