Teaching Artist of Marching Band
Harmon Fine Arts Center
Mr. Brizzi completed both his BA and MA at the University of Northern Iowa. He taught in Iowa high schools for thirty-five years most recently retiring as Director of Bands at Ankeny High School. He served as interim Symphonic Band and Marching Band Director at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls in 2006-07. He has also taught at Iowa State University. He is presently teaching instrumental education classes at Drake University.
Mr. Brizzi is past-president of the Iowa Bandmasters Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Band Association. His many honors include: the Distinguished Service Award for active as well as retired teachers by the Iowa Bandmaster Association; the Silver Baton Award from the Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity; and a recipient of the Legion of Honor Award from the Sousa Foundation.