CORVALLIS, Ore. - Dana Biggs, assistant director of bands at the University of Colorado, has been hired as the new director of athletic bands at Oregon State University.

Biggs fills the vacancy left by Brad Townsend, who has accepted a position as athletic bands director at the University of Pittsburgh.

"Dana has a tremendous record of success at the collegiate level," said Christopher Chapman, OSU director of bands. "His drill design and show concepts are innovative and exciting to collegiate football fans and students alike. His experience in the Pac-12 Conference has allowed him to watch the OSU band from afar and he is now excited to join our team."

Biggs plans to move to Corvallis in July and hit the ground running, designing new pre-game and halftime shows for the Oregon State University Marching Band in time for the summer's band camp and the fall football season.

Prior to his position in Colorado, he served as acting associate director of bands at the University of Kentucky and as assistant professor of music and director of bands at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

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Christopher Chapman, 541-737-8829