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Marching Band Contact Info

Douglas Whitten, Director

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

The Pittsburg State University

Pride of the Plains

Marching Band

The "Pride of the Plains" Marching Band at Pittsburg State University is a highly spirited 180+  piece contemporary style marching band that consists of traditional marching band instrumentation, color guard, feature twirlers and the Crimson and Gold Dancers. The marching band at Pitt State is a tremendous source of pride to the university and throughout the region.

The "Pride" performs at all home football games, select away games, leads the homecoming and Pittsburg Christmas Parades, and participates in other school and community events. A highlight of recent years has been performing in the Kansas City Chief's Arrowhead Stadium and cheering on the Gorillas at the NCAA Division 2 National Championships.

After a three day band camp which occurs the week before school starts, full band rehearsals are held from 3-4:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the fall semester. Enrollment in the band is open to all Pitt State students regardless of academic major.

All members of the “Pride of the Plains” receive stipends starting from $400 for their participation. Significant additional scholarship monies may be available to qualified applicants by audition.

Band formation

Facebook Group

The band has started a "Facebook Group".  The purpose is to have a place to make announcements that are band related. 

The Group name is: Pitt State Pride of the Plains Marching Band.

Click here to go to our Facebook Page

I encourage all band members and prospective members to join.

Tuba Practice

GUS Sitting