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750 Wick Ave

Youngstown, Ohio 44505

330.744.4563 Phone

330.744.3358 Fax



 Ursuline Band Staff

Meet Our Director​

Mr. John Peplowski has been the Director of Bands at Ursuline High School since 1990. He grew up as a member of the Beaver Local High School Marching and Concert Bands.  He continued his education after high school with his love of music at heart, graduating from Youngstown State University with a B.A. in 1988 and M.A. in 1997, both in Music Education. Mr. Pep, as he is called by his students, teaches Marching and Concert Bands as well as History of Rock & Roll. Mr. Pep enjoys playing a variety of marching and concert instruments including the drums. In his spare time Mr. Pep enjoys camping, as well as playing and coaching baseball. He keeps very busy with his three children, Ryan, Dylan, and Kelly. Mr. Peplowski lives in Hubbard with his wife Tammy, and Children. 


Mr. Peplowski's email is listed below. Please feel free to contact him with any questions:


Ms. Amanda Eddie - Band Assistant

Ms. Amanda Eddie graduated from Ursuline in 2010 and was a 4-year member of the marching and concert bands.  She has worked with the marching band since 2010 as an instructor for the low brass as well as marching drill/ visuals. Amanda graduated from The University of Akron in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics, after which she moved back to her hometown of Newton Falls. 

Ms. Beth Shiller - Color Guard Coordinator/ Instructor

Ms. Beth Shiller was a 3-year member of the Ursuline Color Guard, graduating from Ursuline High School in 2011. Beth graduated from Youngstown State University in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and from the University of Akron in 2018 with a Master's degree in Communication. Beth has been the color guard instructor for the band since 2011.   

Mr. Ryan Peplowski - Percussion Coordinator

Ryan Peplowski graduated from Ursuline in 2014 and was a 4 year member of the marching and concert bands. In high school, Ryan was also a member of the Ursuline Soccer Team.  He has worked with the marching band as the drumline director. Ryan also teaches private tuba lessons. He is currently attending Youngstown State University majoring in Business Administration.  In his spare time Ryan still enjoys playing soccer. Ryan’s email is listed below. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or to schedule a lesson on the drums or tuba.

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