Chuck Speer has been a conductor and Music Educator for 25 years. He graduated from Moorhead State
University with a B.S. in Music Education in 1996. For the past 8 years he has been the Director of Bands
At Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School in Long Prairie, MN. His duties include all instrumental
ensembles in grades 7-12: Concert Bands, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Summer
Marching Band. Prior to that he held similar positions at West Central Area Secondary Schools (Barrett
MN) , Underwood School (Underwood MN) , Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Junior-Senior High, (Grove
City MN) and Turtle Lake-Mercer School (Turtle Lake ND).
Mr. Speer is a member of MBDA, MMEA/NAfME, and the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has
performed with several groups in the Willmar, Fergus Falls, and and Fargo-Moorhead Areas. Currently he
is performing with the Fargo-Moorhead Jazz Orchestra, The Central Lakes Jazz Orchestra, the Central
Lakes Wind Symphony, and The West Central Connection Chorus in Willmar. He is also an on-call
musician with various local ensembles. His interests/hobbies outside of teaching band include technology,
sound production, and the Recording Arts.