Berend van Deelen is a MSc student at Radboud University. Together with Roy ten Berge he cofounded the Studenten Bigband Nijmegen. With a huge passion for music and incredible commitment, he stands for the band to convey the musical ideas to the musicians. He also arranges and composes a part of the music pieces himself.

In addition to the founding board of SBBN, Berend also did a board year at CongAC, the study association of Artificial Intelligence, and was involved in the establishment of Kompanio.
Berend himself plays bass guitar and keys.