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Music Contact

Interim Chair:

Susan Marchant

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Contact Person:
Kimberly Harries

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Phone: 620-235-4466
Fax: 620-235-4468

Department of Music
103 McCray Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band at Pittsburg State University. This group is open by audition to the finest wind and percussion players in the department of music. The focus of the Wind Ensemble is:

  • To foster a high level of individual and ensemble musicianship by:

    • maintaining the highest standards of technical and artistic performance

    • applying skills and musical knowledge from other courses

    • encouraging creative thinking about music

  • To promote a solid foundation in wind band repertoire through programming, studying, and performing cornerstone compositions

  • To participate in a living musical culture by:

    • promoting and performing new compositions

    • collaborating with composers, conductors, and performers

    • actively connecting with a wide audience through a variety of media

In the fall, the Wind Ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 pm in the Kelce Center. The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Andrew D. Chybowski.

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Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is offered in the Spring Semester and enrollment is open 
without audition for 
membership. Auditions may be held within the sections for chair placement.

The Symphonic Band serves an important role for the university in that it provides the general student body with the opportunity to continue their participation in a musical ensemble regardless of their major. Secondly, it provides the less experienced music majors the opportunity to build their musicianship and leadership skills.

Concerts feature a variety of music from marches and Broadway medleys to some of the finest serious music composed for this medium. This ensemble will typically give two concerts during the semester. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30. The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Doug Whitten, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands.

Dr. Doug Whitten, Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands

Visit the Symphonic Band Photo Gallery and the Department Audio/Video Clips

Also visit The Pride of the Plains Marching Band site.

For additional information contact:
Department of Music
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
(620) 235-4466