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Meet The Band Director


Dr. Cameron (CJ) Longabaugh

Director of Bands

Dr. Cameron Longabaugh currently serves as the Director of Bands at Irondale High School in New Brighton, MN.

He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance with a secondary emphasis in Musicology at the University of Minnesota. Read More.

Meet The Marching Staff


Andy (AC) Combites

Program Coordinator

“AC” has been working with the marching band since the fall of 1998 and with the winter programs since 2001. He played trombone in the Iowa State University Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band and spent three seasons in their winter drumline on cymbals and bass drum. Read More.

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Ellie Mehr

Front Ensemble Coordinator

Ellie Mehr is an active marching arts educator in the Twin Cities area and beyond. Passionate about facilitating positive musical experiences and opportunities for musical and personal growth, Ellie has served as the Front Ensemble Coordinator for Irondale High School Marching Band and Indoor Drumline since 2015 and as a front ensemble instructor for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps since 2019. Read More.

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Michelle Koski

Color Guard Coordinator

Michelle is an Irondale alum and participated in many of the bands activities from Concert Band and Jazz Band (String Bass) to Marching Band (Color Guard) and Winter Guard. Michelle is also an MBI Winter Guard alum (2016). Read More.


Paul Weber

Percussion Coordinator

Paul is a 1998 graduate of Irondale and has been on staff of the Marching Knights ever since. Paul marched with the Madison Scouts from 1998 to 2001, and was the Drum Corps Midwest multi-tenor champion in 2001. Read More.

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Tyler Shipe

Visual Coordinator

Tyler is a 2004 graduate from Irondale and has been teaching the marching band and winter drumline ever since. He marched mellophone with the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps in 2004 & 2005 and was drum major in 2006 & 2007. Read More.


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