Dr. Jon Meyer began his musical studies in the sixth grade, playing the saxophone in his hometown of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jon maintains a teaching studio at The Draw in Appleton, with woodwind and brass students ranging in age from 8 to 80. He was the founding director of the New Horizons Band Fox Valley, leading it from 2004 through 2015. Jon has been a faculty member at the Lawrence Academy of Music in Appleton, Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and an instrumental music teacher in Wisconsin public schools.
Jon has been a member of the KMB since 1992 and has performed solos with the band at various concerts. His doctoral dissertation is a history of bands and bandleaders in northeastern Wisconsin. It includes sections about Dr. Edgar Thiessen and other area dance band and concert band directors. He is a member of the National Band Association and the Wisconsin Bandmasters Association.
Kiel Municipal Band Conductors
Jacob Zwickey – 1928 – 1934
Dr. Edgar P. Thiessen 1934 – 1984
Dr. Lewis A. Schmidt 1984 – 2012
Dr. Jon Meyer 2012 – Present