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Director of Bands, Steven Pyter

Steven Pyter is a highly accomplished music educator, composer and arranger from the Chicago area, and he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the position. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Music Education with Teacher Certification from VanderCook College of Music.

Pyter began his teaching career in 2007 and has taught a variety of instrumental, vocal and general music classes at the high school level. Most recently, he taught music and was the choral director and assistant band director at Joliet Township School District 204 since 2016.

Throughout his career, Pyter has led several award-winning ensembles and has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to music education. In addition to his full-time teaching, Pyter is active as a composer and arranger of concert and marching band music, with his publications performed throughout the United States, including multiple performances at the Midwest Clinic and most recently at the Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival at Orchestra Hall.

As the director of bands, Pyter oversees Marian Catholic’s acclaimed marching band program, as well as the school’s concert bands and jazz ensembles. He enjoys working with the talented students and staff at Marian Catholic and is committed to continuing the school’s tradition of musical excellence.

Jeremy Turner '09, Assistant Director of Bands