St. Charles Band of Pirates

"Pride. Discipline. Unity."

Mr. Sean Bippen

Mr. Sean Bippen is the Band Director at St. Charles High School and at Hardin Middle School. He directs the marching band, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and basketball band. Mr. Bippen is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL and earned his Master's in Music Education from the Vandercook College of Music in Chicago, IL. Mr. Bippen is an active performer and conductor in the St. Louis metropolitan area in pit orchestras, big bands and small groups.

Ms. Alison Smith

Ms. Alison Smith is the Band Director at Jefferson Intermediate School
where she teaches 5th Grade Exploratory Band and 6th Grade Concert
Band. At St. Charles High School, Ms. Smith is the Assistant Band
Director and Percussion Instructor. She is a graduate of Michigan
State University and holds a Master's in Arts Management and
Leadership from Webster University. Ms.Smith is a percussionist with
the St. Louis Wind Symphony and has served on their Board of Directors
for the last four years.