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PSU announces interim band director for upcoming school year

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State University today announced Assistant Professor Andrew Chybowski is ready to hit the field and serve as the school’s interim band director.

With 160 music and non-music majors set to arrive on campus this weekend to begin Pride of the Plains Marching Band Camp next week, Chybowski says he’s bringing with him a love for marching band.

“I’m looking forward to being part of the legendary game day atmosphere at Pitt State, getting a chance to reach a whole new audience beyond the concert hall, but mostly I am looking forward to working with the phenomenal students who make up the Pride of the Plains,” he said.

Chybowski has served as a member of the Music Department faculty since 2017. He conducts the PSU Wind Ensemble and teaches music education courses and conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Chybowski says during the second home game, the marching band will play a tribute to the late Doug Whitten.

“I’m extremely excited and humbled to serve as interim director of the Pride of the Plains this semester while we conduct a national search for a long-term director,” Chybowski said. “I am in no way a replacement for Doug but will do everything I can to honor his legacy and that of all the outstanding members of the Pride of the Plains, past and present.”

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