Staff Rob Babel
School Service Representative (St. Louis Area)
Rob Babel is recently retired as Director of Bands at Ft. Zumwalt North High School in O’Fallon, MO, after 27 years. Under his direction the Ft. Zumwalt North Jazz Band three times presented concerts at The Midwest Clinic, four times at the Missouri Music Educators Conference and twice at the Jazz Education Network Conference. In addition, FZN Wind Ensemble received exemplary ratings at the Missouri State Large Ensemble Festival for 20 consecutive years. And the FZN Panther Pride Marching Band was a BOA St. Louis Super Regional finalist and class AA champion, as well as a 6-time BOA Regional finalist. Mr. Babel has been recognized as the 2016 Missouri Music Educator of the Year and is a recipient of the Charles Emmons Outstanding Band Director Award for Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Mu. He has also been named the Ft. Zumwalt North Teacher of the Year and the St. Louis Metro District Eight Music Educator of the Year. He has served as Jazz Vice President for the Missouri Music Educators Association and remains active as a saxophone teacher, clinician and adjudicator. Rob is working in his first year as an Educational Representative for Ernie Williamson Music and currently resides in St. Louis with his wife Tina, and their three children, Alex, Kate, and Chloe. He services St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and Warren County.