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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A band member plays the saxophone during Saturday evening’s concert in Bellefield Hall.

Photos: Pitt Symphonic Band performs in Bellefield Hall

By Alex Jurkuta, Staff Photographer March 4, 2024

Pitt Symphonic Band hosted its winter concert Saturday evening in Bellefield Hall.

Todd Hartman: Finding his voice

Todd Hartman: Finding his voice

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2022
After 63 years as the band announcer, Clayton Hartman felt that it was time to step aside. His eventual successor? Todd Hartman, son of the Pitt band icon, who has made the position his own.
Pitt Band marches on the field during the ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, in early December.

Pitt band seniors recall favorite memories from four years of performing

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer April 5, 2022
Pitt band seniors might be coming to the end of their performing days as college students, but many of them aren’t ready to forget their experiences.
Heather Lyke is Pitt’s athletic director.

First stage of Pitt’s Victory Heights plan set to be completed in 2024

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer January 26, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of construction on Pitt’s Victory Heights project. With construction expected to begin this year, Pitt band, one of the beneficiaries, eagerly awaits the new practice facility promised in the plan.
A member of Pitt band cheers in anticipation of “Sweet Caroline” during the Pitt vs. UNC game last Thursday.

‘We all work together’: Behind the scenes with Pitt band

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor November 17, 2021
Follow the Pitt band, consisting of more than 300 instrumentalists, color guard members and Golden Girls, during the Pitt vs. UNC football game on Nov. 11.
De’Jovia Davis, a senior urban studies major, is a 2021 Homecoming Spirit of Pitt award recipient, Pathfinder, First Year Mentor, assistant drum major and the head student manager of the women’s basketball team.

De’Jovia Davis leads in all corners of campus life

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor October 19, 2021
It’s hard to be at Pitt — whether as a prospective student or head coach of the women’s basketball team — and not cross paths with De’Jovia Davis, a senior urban studies major known to friends as Jovi.
Victoria Bistarkey, a former alto saxophone section leader who graduated last May, was responsible for maintaining a positive environment during her section’s Zoom rehearsals last year. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Pitt.

Pitt band prepares to celebrate alumni in homecoming performance

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer September 21, 2021
Pitt band members spent most of last year practicing marching drills in their dorm rooms over Zoom. Although unable to practice in person during their senior year, last year’s graduates can apply their skills on the field one last time this weekend.
The Pitt band currently uses the Sports Dome and Cost Center for most of its practice, but the new Victory Heights facility will give them a larger and more updated space.

Pitt band to find home in Victory Heights

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer February 6, 2020
With Victory Heights on the horizon, the Pitt marching band will finally have something it has always lacked — an adequate home.
Pitt’s marching band uses a phone app instead of paper to share sheet music.

Pitt band “flips” out for student-designed sheet music app

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer October 7, 2019
EFlipFolder, an app created by Pitt student Marcus Dubreuil, allowed the Pitt band to smoothly ditch sheet music in favor of electric music.
Pitt’s band practiced at Pitt Bradford’s campus last year in preparation for the upcoming football season. (Photo courtesy of Harry Bloomberg)

Pitt Band preps for 2018 performances

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor August 20, 2018
As the fall semester kicks into full swing, the 2018 football season will do the same. Along with football season comes the crowd-pleasing performances from Pitt Band.
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