Our Director Gregory Bergantz

Mr. Bergantz was appointed music director of the San Jose Metropolitan Band in 1991. Prior to that, Mr. Bergantz guest conducted the South Valley Symphony, the San Jose Symphony Youth Orchestras, the Glendale Symphony Youth Orchestra, and over sixty chamber orchestra performances in Los Angeles. As a graduate student, Mr. Bergantz studied conducting at the University of Southern California with Maestro Daniel Lewis, the Institute of Orchestral Conducting with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt, and the Chigiana Music Festival in Siena, Italy, with Maestro Franco Ferrara. 

As a free-lance trombonist in the Bay Area, Mr. Bergantz performs regularly with the Oxford Brass, several local symphonies and bands, and occasionally, as a featured soloist with the SJMB.

As the music director of the San Jose Metropolitan Band, Mr. Bergantz is known for programming concerts that provide a little something for everyone: Marches, Waltzes, Patriotic favorites, Big Band medleys, show tunes, film scores, as well as standard Military and Concert Band repertoire. The band's musical versatility makes each performance a memorable experience.

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