In closed session on Monday, March 11, the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved the promotion of Andrew Fischer as Sedalia 200 band director.

Fischer has been an assistant band/orchestra director since 2021.

Fischer holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Arkansas and a master’s in music education from the University of Central Missouri.

He started his music teaching career at Kingston School in Jasper, Ark., and has was the instrumental music instructor for the Cole Camp R-1 School District from 2016 to 2021, when he came to Sedalia 200.

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“I am excited to continue to work with the students of Smith-Cotton and to grow the band program,” Fischer said.

“The future is very bright for this program and its many talented students. My goal is to give students in the band an experience that they will remember for a lifetime. Sedalia has such a rich musical tradition and I look forward to leading the instrumental music program into the future,” he concluded.

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