Steve Connell has been the director of the Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band since 1975. In addition to his marching band duties he directs the Symphonic Band, the Pep Band and teaches two music courses through Northwest Iowa Community College. He received his BA degree from Luther College and a Masters in Music from the University of South Dakota.
Kevin Linder is Assistant High School Band Director. He serves as Assistant Marching Band Director, Jazz Band Director and Concert Band Director. Kevin, a 1977 graduate of Morningside College, taught in the area as a successful teacher at Anton-Oto High School, Eagal Grove High School, and a variety of Sioux City schools including East High School and North High School before coming to MOC-Floyd Valley.
Dan Mangold is the Assistant Marching Band Director for the Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band. In addition to his duties with the high school band he is the Director of the MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School Instrumental Music program. Dan is a 2010 graduate of Northwestern College and previously was the Director of Bands in the Sioux Central school district.
Peter Connell is the Show Designer/Music Arranger and the CEO of Innovative Marching, Long Beach, California. Peter personally writes all of the music and drill for the Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band competition field shows. Peter is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Masters Degree in Trombone Performance from Azuza Pacific University. Peter is active as a studio musicianin the Los Angeles area, the lead trombonist for the Disney Band, and the trombonist for 3Brass.
Paul Connell is the Percussion Arranger. Paul, a graduate of MOC-Floyd Valley and the Pride of the Dutchmen Band, attending the University of Iowa where he played for four years in the Hawkeye Marching Band Drumline. Paul currently teaches 10th grade English in the Minneapolis suburban Burnsville Senior High School in Burnsville, Minnesota. In addition to his teaching duties he is the Director of the Burnsville Winter Drumline (2 time MPA champions) as well as the Assistant Director for the Burnsville Blaze Marching Band.
John Spellan is the Guard Designer. During Band Camp John teaches all guard routines and drill. John lives in Chicage where he just graduated with a degree in Visual Design. In addition to his work with the Pride of the Dutchmen, John teaches guards in many Chicago area high schools.