Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Music: Brandon Almagro

Brandon AlmagroBrandon Almagro began playing trumpet at age 12 in his hometown of New Berlin, WI.  He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in music performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland.  Brandon has studied with Chris Gekker, Steven Hendrickson, and Dennis Najoom.  Currently, Brandon is a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C.  With the band, he performs frequently at the White House, Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, and Arlington National Cemetery.  He performed taps live on PBS at the 2009 National Memorial Day Concert on the National Mall.   He has been featured in the National Geographic book, Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery.  In addition to his duties with the Navy, he maintains an active free-lance career.  Brandon performs frequently with the popular Philadelphia soul group, The O’Jays, and has also performed with the Washington Symphonic Brass, Delaware Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, and nationally with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.