Sylvester R. Sybilski has been the Associate Director of Bands at Poway High School since 2001 and has been teaching music since 1994. Sylvester received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Sybilski also has begun work on his Master in Music Education at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. While at JSU he was an assistant to Dr. Scott McBride, Director of Bands, working with the Marching Southerners, the University Concert Band, and the JSU Basketball Band.
Mr. Sybilski's responsibilities are the direction of the Emerald Brigade, the conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and school musical. He also oversees the direction of the color guard program at Poway High School.
Mr. Sybilski began teaching in California in 1994 at Central High School in Fresno. In 1997, Sylvester moved to Clovis West High School where he was the assistant band director for four years.
Mr. Sybilski has also been working with some of the top drum and bugle corps since 1988. He has been the Visual Caption Head for Spirit of Atlanta, The Bluecoats, The Santa Clara Vanguard and The Cavaliers. It was with The Cavaliers where Sylvester was apart of 6 DCI Championships and 4 High Visual trophies. Sylvester's professional associations include the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA), California Music Educators Association (CMEA), and is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Music Fraternity. Sylvester has been a member of the DCI Task Force and is on the Advisory Committee for Marching Band Open Series (MBOS). Mr. Sybilski also serves as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the United States.