Elementary - 5th Grade Band
Junior High - Jazz Band, Concert Band, 6-8 Music Exploratory and instrumental lessons
High School - Jazz Band, Concert Band, Music Theory/History, Instrumental Technique and small group lessons
520 1st Avenue P.O. Box 257
Van Meter, IA 50261
For complete information please go to the following link: http://vmmusic.wikispaces.com
Robert (Bob) Long has been the Band director at Van Meter for 27 years and was choral director for 13. Prior to coming to Van Meter Mr. Long was director of bands at Charles H. Milby High School in Houston, Texas for 4 years and Mark Twain Junior/Senior High School in Center, Missouri for 3 years. Mr. Long received his B.M.E. from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO., Band Instrument Technology training at Houston Community College and has done graduate work at Truman State University (Kirksville MO.) University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) and Drake University (Des Moines,IA).
Bob has been married to Terri ,who teaches for the Des Moines Public Schools, for 37 years. They have one son, Derek, who is a graduate of Grand View University and an author of science fiction books whose first work was released in late 2009.
Bob currently plays guitar and trombone with two area groups, Exit 113 a 5 piece group that plays a variety of selections ranging from 50s rock to originals and the Waukee Big Band which plays big band standards.