Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Mr. Mike Long
Mike Long is the Associate Director of Bands at Cartersville High School. His work at CHS includes instructing the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, and assisting Mr. Elzey at Cartersville Middle School. Mr. Long is a graduate of Kennesaw State University holding a bachelor’s degree in music education with a concentration in band. During his time at KSU he studied euphonium privately under Dr. Paul Dickinson, Dr. Martin Cochran, and Mr. Jason Casanova.
Prior to his time at CHS, Mr. Long Co-Directed the band program at Roswell High School for two years alongside Mr. Moon. During his time in college, Mr. Long marched three years with a world-finalist drum corps, The Bluecoats, claiming a world championship title in 2016 and earning the “visual performer of the year” award in 2018. In addition to his time in DCI, Mr. Long was the visual soloist for the world-finalist indoor drumline, Atlanta Quest, in 2017.
"This is my second year at Cartersville High School and I am having a blast with these students and teachers! This will be my fourth year teaching. My wife Kayla and I just got married in April and we love hanging out at home with our 1 year old puppy, Jugo. I love my job, I love music, and I love meeting new people, so please come down to the band room and say hi! Go Canes!"