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  About the Lafayette Bands Staff

Brad 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 Symphonic Band, Concert Band, AP Music Theory, Jazz Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, Lancer Regiment Marching Band, and Home Court Advantage. Mr. Balog also assists at Rockwood Valley Middle School.

You can reach Mr. Balog at:

Traci Bolton has been an educator in St. Louis County since 2000 and became Assistant Director of Bands at Lafayette High School in fall of 2004.

Mrs. Bolton has a Master's degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where she served as a Graduate Assistant from 1998-2000. At MSU, she directed the Freshman Honor Band as well as the SMS Stage Band. She assisted with the 360-member Pride Marching band and both the men's and women's basketball bands.

At Lafayette High School, Mrs. Bolton teaches the Symphonic Band and assists with the Concert Band, Pit Orchestra, Lancer Regiment Marching Band, and Home Court Advantage. Mrs. Bolton is also the coordinator of Guitar studies, teaching both beginning and advanced levels.

You can reach Mrs. Bolton at:


Jason 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.

You can reach Mr. Long at:


Other Staff Include:

  • Evan Coonrod
  • Suzy Cadwell
  • Kim Kras
  • Jalene Huang


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