David Law is the retired 7-8th grade band director at Vernon Middle School in Marion, Iowa. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and a member of the Music Educator’s National Conference, Iowa Music Educator’s Conference serving as – Past President, Iowa Bandmasters Association - Past President, Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Past
President, Association for School Curriculum Development, National Education Association, Iowa State Education Association, and Marion Education Association – Treasurer, and the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education – Chair. In 2004 he was selected as
the Educator of the Year from Linn County and in 2011 was selected at the Karl King Distinguished Service Award winner from the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters District. He is the founder and conductor of the Marion Community Bands. In 2015 David was inducted into the Marion Performing Arts Hall of Fame.
David has had articles published in a national music education magazine, 14 state
music education journals and was a presenter at the National Music Educators
Conference in Washington D.C. He is an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor
throughout Iowa. Bands under David’s direction have played at the Iowa Bandmasters
Conference, the Iowa Music Educators Conference and were twice selected to play for
President Reagan. David has taught instrumental music grades 5-12 in all sizes of
schools in Iowa. He received his BA in Music Education from William Penn College
and his MA in Conducting from Truman State University. In 2003 David received his
National Board Certification in Music.
David started the Marion Junior Honor Band, which is celebrating and also
founded the 5 Seasons Honor Band while at Kennedy High School. The Marion
Marching Invitational was also created under David’s direction. David is currently the
President of the Marion Independent School Board and serves on the board of the Iowa
Association of School Boards. In October of 2013 David was presented with the
Distinguished Career Award from William Penn University and is a member of the Hall
of Fame. David is active as a supervision of student teachers with Cornell College and
Iowa State University. He is an adjunct faculty member at Cornell College. In addition,
he is a bugler for the Marion post of the American Legion.
David is married to Jill and has a daughter, Stephanie a professor of Physics at the
University of Delaware, and a son, William, a genetics professor at Johns Hopkins.
You can find David Law's music here.