Brian Giddens brings a rich set of instructional experiences in winterguard and the marching arts. Having been actively involved in directing, designing, consulting, choreographing, and instructing for 28 years, Brian has led or collaborated on projects with numerous programs, most notably Chimeras Winterguard (2004 WGI Independent Open Class World Champion and 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 WGI World Class Finalist); Kennesaw Mountain High School (2004 WGI Scholastic A Class World Champion, 2005 WGI Scholastic Open World Champion, 2006 Scholastic World Finalist); Pope High School (2008 WGI Scholastic A Bronze Medalist, 2009 WGI Scholastic Open Bronze Medalist) Georgia State University Winterguard (2014 WGI Independent A Class World Champion) and many others.
Brian is a program, staging, choreographic, visual designer, as well as an adjudicator and consultant for winterguard and marching band programs. He has also been involved in circuit administration for 20 years, currently serving his second term as President of the Board of Directors for the Southern Association for Performance Arts. (SAPA) and his first year of service as the A/Open Representative to the WGI Steering Committee. His involvement over the years has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate, interact with, and learn from, some of the most respected people in the activity. Brian maintains relationships with many of his past collaborators and colleagues today, working to build new relationships, and considers many of his mentors to also be good friends.
His life outside of pageantry consists of his home in Montclair, New Jersey, and the thing about which he is most passionate: being husband to his wife Jennifer of 14 years, and father to his 11 year old daughter McKinley, 8 year old son Maddox and toddler Mays.