Norman Ruebling has been associated with Bands of America for nearly 30 years, starting as a SWAG Team member in 1981 and as a percussion instructor, adjudicator, director session instructor, lab band instructor, and spectator as well as assisting with field show operations. Many thousands of summer campers know him as "NORM!" - as he serves as Camp Director for Music for All Summer Symposium. Mr. Ruebling is currently president and owner of MO-X "The Airport ConneXion" and "Doc & Norm Direct LLC" shuttle and charter transportation companies of St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia, MO.
Mr. Ruebling was former Associate Director of Bands at the University of Missouri, Director of Bands at Emporia State University, Director of Bands at Southeastern Louisiana State University, and Director of Bands at Union HS (Union, MO). As a nationally renowned adjudicator and clinician, he has traveled to Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States. In addition, he performs as percussionist with his own musical group The Norm Ruebling Band and leads the infamous "Cougar Brass" of Columbia College.
Norman often serves in the fall as a part of the Music for All event team at Bands of America Championships. For the staff and faculty of three decades of Bands of America and now Music for All summer workshops, Norm "is" the Summer Symposium. He is a trusted and revered part of the organization.