Music Teacher, Master
Joined in
2020
Areas of Instruction

Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Capitol City Brass Quintet

Expertise

Brass

Levels Taught

All

Brian

Music Teacher, Master

About Me

Brian Wargel is in his 19th year of teaching and 12th year at Kelly Mill.  He began teaching in Memphis, TN at Kirby Middle School in the Memphis City School system.  He then taught for 6 years in Clovis, NM where his bands were featured at NMMEA State Convention, the concert band in 2004 and the Jazz band in 2005.  Bands in Clovis received consistent superior ratings at state concert festival and the Greater Southwest Music Festival in Amarillo, TX.  Before returning to South Carolina, he opened the Clovis 9th Grade Academy where the band earned superior ratings at festival in it’s first year of existence.    
 
He is a graduate of Lexington High School, in Lexington, SC and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Instrumental Music from Indiana University.  Mr. Wargel received his National Board Certification in Music/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood in 2010.  His professional affiliations include The International Trombone Association, the National Association for Music Education, the South Carolina Band Directors Association, and the South Carolina Music Educations Association.   
 
Mr. Wargel is in demand as a trombone clinician and teacher.  He performs currently as bass  trombone for the Palmetto Concert Band in Columbia, SC.  He has performed formerly with the Mercedes Knights Big Band in Memphis, Star of Indiana Brass Theater in Bloomington, ‘Dem Bones in Columbia, and various chamber ensembles throughout the state of Indiana and South Carolina.  
 
Mr. Wargel resides in Columbia with his wife, Jennifer, and three children, Christopher, Emma, and Piper.   

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