Mr. Balog has taught at Lafayette High School since 2000. He has served as Director of Bands at Lafayette since the Fall of 2003.
Mr. Balog is a 1998 graduate of Truman State University where he studied Trumpet with Dr. Greg Jones. Mr. Balog was a Graduate Assistant at Truman State University from 1999-2000, where he studied conducting with Mr. Dan Peterson and Dr. David Nichols. He earned a Master of Arts in Conducting in 2000 and a Master of Arts in Education in 2001 from Truman State University.
At Lafayette High School, Mr. Balog teaches the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, Lancer Regiment Marching Band, and Home Court Advantage. Mr. Balog also assists at Rockwood Valley Middle School.
Ms. Buscher is an assistant band director at Lafayette High School and Crestview Middle School. She received her undergraduate degree in music education from Missouri State University in Springfield, where she studied saxophone with Randy Hamm and was drum major of The Pride Marching Band. Ms. Buscher holds a Master's degree in Education Administration from Missouri Baptist University and a Master's degree in Music Education from University of Florida.
Mr. Long is an Assistant Band Director and Percussion Specialist for multiple bands and ensembles at Lafayette High School. He also assists at Rockwood Valley Middle School. He is a sought after clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States.
Mr. Long received both his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York. He studied under James Petercsak, Dr. Timothy Topolewski, Ernie Muzquiz, and Jason Powell.