Occupation: Concept Illustrator and Design Consultant for Stanbury Uniforms
Mentors & Musical Heroes: Leonard Bernstein, Eric Whitacre, John Mackey, W. Francis McBeth, and Frederick Fennell
Favorite Brass Band Piece: "On The Shoulders of Giants" by Peter Graham
Brent W. Becker joins the band with decades of performance experience from several academic and community music organizations. A member of Phi Mu Alpha SINFONIA, and an alumnus of Bradley University (Peoria, IL) and Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL), Brent has enjoyed the honor of performing with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (Rosemont, IL), the Peoria Symphony Orchestra (Peoria, IL), and Sterling Municipal Band (Sterling, IL). He is currently a euphonium with the St. Charles Municipal Band (St. Charles, MO) and St. Charles Community College Concert Band (Cottleville, MO).
Outside of musical pursuits, Brent is and award-winning multi-disciplinary visual artist, designer, and arts educator. Recently, he has exhibited artwork through Art Saint Louis and the Saint Louis Artist's Guild. Brent’s drawing and mixed-media work was selected for the 36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition. He currently instructs Printmaking at St. Charles Community College and is the Design Consultant for Stanbury Uniforms. In his role with Stanbury, Brent has the unique opportunity to lend his visual expertise to renown performing ensembles, including university marching bands and several notable drum corps.