Mr. Ben Salgado, Fine Arts Teacher
Email address: email@example.com
Phone number: 708-371-3600 Ext. 5267
Mr. Salgado's 2017-2018 Semester 2 Class Schedule
Period 1 iPad Digital Music
Period 2 Concert Band
Period 3 Jazz Ensemble (+Honors)
Period 4B Study Hall
Period 6 Symphonic Band (+Honors)
Period 7 Mixed/Concert Choir (+Honors)
Mr. Salgado is the sponsor of the following activities:
Band, Choir, Color Guard, and Tech Crew.
Mr. Salgado is also the Assistant Speech sponsor.
Ben Salgado is a fine arts teacher at Bremen H.S. He is the Director of Bands & Choirs, an Audio Engineering teacher, the Assistant Speech Coach, Color Guard Director, and the Tech Crew Director. Prior to coming to Bremen H.S. he taught music, art, drama and band at Heritage M.S. in Summit, IL and music at George Washington H.S. in Chicago, IL. He is in his 16th year of teaching, and his 14th year at Bremen H.S.
Mr. Salgado graduated from Argo Community H.S. in Summit, IL. He was very active in school activities and sports, including band, choir, drama, baseball, golf, cheerleading, and student government (serving as senior class president). In 1996 Mr. Salgado was selected by audition to the All-Midwest Grammy Jazz Ensemble (lead trumpet) and the All-American Grammy Jazz Ensemble where he performed with guest artists Arturo Sandoval and Carlos Santana. He was also named a Golden Apple Scholar in 1996.
Mr. Salgado earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Elmhurst College. During his time at Elmhurst he performed in many musical ensembles including the Concert Band, the Concert Choir, several jazz combos and the internationally acclaimed Elmhurst College Jazz Band, under the direction of Doug Beach. In addition to performing throughout the United States, Mr. Salgado performed with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band in Indonesia (Jak Jazz Festival), Italy (Umbria Jazz Festival), Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), Ireland, England, Sicily and Malta. While he was at Elmhurst College he performed with numerous guest artists, including Clark Terry, Nicholas Payton, Diane Schuur, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mark Colby, Brian Culbertson, and Frank Mantooth. Mr. Salgado earned a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University in 2012 and has completed coursework at Vandercook College of Music.
Mr. Salgado is married and has two children. He is a Religious Education Teacher, Cub Scout leader, and is an active participant in this own children's school district.
Marching Band Shows Mr. Salgado has performed in, was on staff for, or directed:
Bremen High School (director)
2004 - West Side Story
2005 - Blues Brothers
2006 - Pirates of the Caribbean
2007 - Gotham & Metropolis
2008 - Fiddler In Blue
2009 - Arabian Nights
2010 - Stevie Wonder
2011 - Les Miserables
2012 - Led Zepellin
2013 - Michael Jackson
2014 - Man of Steel
2015 - Give Up The Funk!
2016 - Beatlemania!
2017 - Sing!
2018 - Dia de los Muertos - pre-production
Argo Community High School (brass staff, 2001-2002)
West Side Story
Argo Community High School (student, 1992-1996)
The Music of Duke Ellington
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Sound of Music
The Music of John Williams
Dramatic productions Mr. Salgado has performed in, was on staff for, or directed (musicals in bold):
Bremen High School
2006 - Arsenic and Old Lace - Asst. Director/Tech Director
2007 - Little Shop of Horrors - Asst. Director/Tech Director/Music Director
2007 - Murder's In The Heir - Director/Tech Director
2008 - Beauty and the Beast - Director/Tech Director/Music Director
2008 - Dracula - Tech Director
2009 - CSI: Neverland - Tech Director
2009 - Sleepy Hollow - Tech Director
2010 - The Pink Panther Strikes Again - Tech Director
2010 - Pizza Wars - Tech Director
2011 - Aladdin Jr.- Tech Director
2011 - Horror High - Tech Director
2012 - Annie - Director/Music Director
2012 - Captain Bree: Scourge of the Sea - Tech Director
2013 - Lizzie Borden Of Fall River - Tech Director
2013 - Arsenic & Old Lace - Tech Director
2014 - Little Shop of Horrors - Director/Music Director
2014 - Did Someone Say, Murder? - Tech Director
2015 - Lady Dracula - Tech Director
2015 - Game of Tiaras - Tech Director
2016 - Myths at the Edge of the World - Tech Director
2016 - The Election - Tech Director
2017 - The Jungle Book - Tech Director
2017 - Illinois Jane and the Pyramid of Peril - Tech Director
2018 - Cry of the Banshee - Tech Director
Lincoln-Way Theatre Guild
2018 - The Wizard of Oz - sound (in production)
Hilda Walker Drama Club
2018 - Kid Frankenstein - lights
Lincoln-Way Area Summer Stock Theatre
2016 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - sound
Gumball Players (2005-2008)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Music Director
Anything Goes - Music Director
Grease - Music Director
Guys and Dolls - Music Director
Argo Community High School (student, 1992-1996)
Little Shop of Horrors - Pit Orchestra (bass guitar)
Of Mice and Men - Crew
Fiddler on the Roof - Pit Orchestra (trumpet)
Big River - Cast - "The Duke"