After 18 years, Ryan Kopacsi steps down as VCU Band Director


via VCU Athletics:

RICHMOND, Va. – Ryan Kopacsi has chosen to not return as director of the school’s pep band, “The Peppas”.

 “We did everything that we could to keep Ryan. He decided to leave on his own, but we appreciate his long service to VCU as he goes in a different direction with his life,” said VCU Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin.

McLaughlin says VCU will begin a search for a new pep band director immediately.

Kopacsi has served as band director for the Peppas, known for their bold song catalogue and high-energy performances at VCU Athletic contests, for 18 years.

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