Alex Albertson is currently a music teacher at Logan-Magnolia Community Schools in Logan, Iowa.
His curricular responsibilities include teaching the fifth grade, sixth grade, junior high, and high
school concert bands. He also directs the Panther Marching Band, jazz band, and the pep band. In
January of 2020, the Logan-Magnolia High School Concert Band was selected to represent all of
Iowa’s Class 1A bands to perform at the 93rd Annual Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. In
2019, the Panther Jazz Band placed fourth in the Iowa Jazz Championships, qualifying for the first
time since 2004 and earning the highest placement in the program's history. Additionally in 2019, the
Panther Marching Band earned a Division 1 "superior" rating, marking another first in the history of
the school. In 2018, Alex was awarded the Southwest Iowa Young Band Director Award for his work
and success with the Logan-Magnolia bands.
In addition to teaching full-time in a public school, Alex is or has been a percussion educator,
clinician, and composer in the Omaha, Nebraska, area for various programs from middle schools to
colleges. Additionally, he is actively involved in the WGI arena as the director and designer for
Railmen Indoor Percussion, helping the group earn a silver medal in the PIA Class at the 2019 WGI
World Championships. Prior to teaching in Omaha, he worked as a percussion instructor in 2013
with Lincoln-Way East High School and in 2014 with PIO silver medalist Pioneer Indoor Percussion
in Chicago's south suburbs. Alex has spent several years as a staff member with the Colt Cadets
Drum & Bugle Corps and is thrilled to return as the program manager and assistant director for
Alex earned his Bachelor's degree in music education from Western Illinois University. During his
time there, he was named a winner of the WIU School of Music 2013 Concerto/Composition
Competition, where he performed with the university's orchestra. He is also proud to be an alumnus
of the 2011 Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and 2012 Rhythm X Indoor Percussion.