Gilbert Villagrana is a fourth year music education major at the University of North Texas. He will be graduating in December with a bachelors of music and plans to pursue a masters in trumpet performance. He has been involved in teaching marching bands at Coronado HS in El Paso, Texas, Flower Mound HS in Flower Mound, Texas, and is currently student teaching at Trinity HS in Euless, Texas. Gilbert has performed with many UNT ensembles including Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and was a member of the 2016 National Trumpet Competition semi-finalist group. This will be his first season as part of the brass staff with Carolina Crown. Gilbert recently became an alumni after marching for three years and being a trumpet soloist in the 2016 program, Relentless.