The Vanderbilt University Spirit of Gold Marching Band
2301 Vanderbilt Pl.
Nashville, TN 37235
School Website: Vanderbilt University
Marching Band Website: The Vanderbilt University Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Dwayne Sagen
Percussion Instructor: David DePriest
Members in Marching Band: 200
Members in percussion section: 28
Enrollment of University: 12,686
University Notes: Our premier ensemble, the "Spirit of Gold," is a 200-member performing unit adding music and pageantry to the excitement of Commodore Football.
Membership is open to all Vanderbilt students as well as students from other Nashville-area colleges, including Belmont, Lipscomb, Trevecca, and Fisk Universities.
The Villanova University Band
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
School Website: Villanova University
Marching Band Website: The Villanova University Band
Director of Marching Band: George Pinchock
Members in Marching Band: 50
Enrollment of University: 10,735
University Notes: The Villanova Band is one of the most active organizations on campus. We perform for various university functions throughout the year. We are most visible as a Pep Band at Villanova basketball games; however, we do a lot more. The Villanova Band operates as the University's Pep Band, Scramble Band, and Concert Band all in one. We have a GREAT time during the year, probably better than any other organization on campus. It is an exciting and rewarding experience that continues even after you graduate. In addition, students can join the Jazz Band regardless of whether or not they are in any of the other bands.
During the football games, the band acts as the pep band in the stands. At half-time, the band puts on a field show. The Villanova Band is anything but a traditional marching band. While a true scramble band in name only, the Villanova Band is indeed like a true scramble band in that it does scramble. However, unlike true scramble bands, administrative sensitivity prohibits show topics from being explored to their fullest
Virginia Union University
The Virginia Union University Marching Panthers
1500 N. Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220
School Website: Virginia Union University
Director of Marching Band: Fayesha Cousens
Enrollment of University: 1,359
University Notes: The Virginia Union University Marching Panthers of Richmond,VA are seeking dedicated musicians for the 2014-2015 marching season. Under the direction of Fayesha Cousens, VUU will be accepting all musicians that are interested in joining the ranks of the Ambassadors Of Soul. We are seeking individuals that are serious about joining a music program that stresses Dedication, Academics, and Showmanship.
Wayne State University
The Wayne State University Warrior Band
2360 Old Main
Detroit, Michigan 48202
School Website: Wayne State University
Marching Band Website: The Wayne State University Warrior Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Janet McCaskill
Percussion Instructor: Josh Coates
Members in Marching Band: 50
Enrollment of University: 25,619
University Notes: The Warrior Marching Band performs at all home football games, men's and women's basketball, as well as special events.
The University of Washington
The University of Washington Husky Marching Band
410 NE Campus Pkwy
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206) 543-7383
School Website: The University of Washington
Marching Band Website: The University of Washington Husky Marching Band
Drumline Website: The Husky Drumline
Director of Marching Band: Dr. J. Brad McDavid
Percussion Instructors: Nick Molenda, Steve Henry
Members in Marching Band: 240
Members in percussion section: 32
Enrollment of University: 44,258
University Notes: The University of Washington Husky Marching Band (HMB) is a 240-member ensemble utilizing the traditional chair-step and toe-point style of marching. The HMB is a year round ensemble that actively participates in supporting all of the Husky Athletics. All members participate during the fall to help support Husky Football at all home football games and even selected away games. Selected members also have the chance to help support other sports such as Men's and Women's Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, and even some Gymnastics, Swimming and Track events! The HMB is also a used as a valuable community promoter, making appearances for local businesses, participating in such events as the annual Seafair Parade, and performing at professional sporting events.
Weber State University
The Weber State University Marching Band
1905 University Cir.
Ogden, Utah 84408
School Website: Weber State University
Marching Band Website: Weber State University Bands
Drumline Website: The Weber State Drumline
Director of Bands: Shannon Roberts
Percussion Instructors: Tyler Hess, Mitchell Barnard, Joe DeNicola, David Strait, Billy DeBoer, Robbie Speelman, Daniel Winsor, Matt Lemieux, Ed Coleman, Julia Coleman
Enrollment of University: 24,498
University Notes: Weber State University is located in Ogden, Utah. In recent years, Weber State has become a breeding ground for marching percussionists and instructors and is the only university in the state affiliated with a WGI indoor percussion ensemble.
Every year, the Weber State Wildcat Marching Band and Drumline host the Weber State Band Review, providing world class adjudication to high school marching bands before the start of the Utah marching band competition season, as well as the Utah Winter Drumline Association Championships.
The Weber State University Marching Percussion Program consists of two main ensembles; Weber State Indoor Percussion, a competitive indoor percussion ensemble made up of Weber State and local high school students, and the Weber State Drumline, the percussion section of the Weber State University Marching Band. Weber State Indoor Percussion has built a reputation as a front runner and innovator in the Utah indoor percussion scene.
Webber International University
The Webber International University "Sound of the Warriors" Marching Band
1201 North Scenic Highway
Babson Park, FL 33827
School Website: Webber International University
Marching Band Website: The WIU Sound of the Warrior Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Mike Yopp
Enrollment of University: 667
University Notes: Webber International University’s Sound of the Warriors Band (The Sound) is not just another band program. Here a group of dynamic and diverse players come together to have fun and create great music. The program consists of Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and, our newest addition, Indoor Percussion. The band is seen all over the Webber campus and has become a staple at sporting events.
West Virginia University
The "Pride of West Virginia" Mountaineer Marching Band
218-C Creative Arts Center - P.O. Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506
School Website: West Virginia University
Marching Band Website: The WVU Mountaineer Marching Band
Drumline Website: The WVU Drumline
Director of Marching Band: Jay Drury, Christopher Nichter
Percussion Instructors: Brandon Lojewski, Jonathan Shank, Corey Orban, Sami Fedorowicz, Brian Reed
Members in Marching Band: 390
Members in Percussion Section: 31
Enrollment of University: 29,175
University Notes: The award-winning Mountaineer Marching Band enjoys the reputation as one of the outstanding organizations on the WVU campus. The 390-member "Pride of West Virginia" has performed throughout the United States from nationally televised Bowl games to Presidential inaugurations. During the past twenty years, the WVU Band has performed before more than one million people and has traveled to several major U.S. cities.
The WVU Marching Band is known for its high energy performances, outstanding musical arrangements, and exciting visual presentations. Because of its tradition of excellence, the WVU Band was recognized in 1997 as the country's outstanding collegiate marching band by being named the recipient of the prestigious Sudler Trophy awarded by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
Any student attending WVU is eligible to join the band; an audition is required for membership. During the fall term, rehearsals are scheduled Tuesday through Friday for two hours in the late afternoon. The band also conducts a band camp the week before the fall semester begins.
Students in the band represent virtually every college and major course of study within the University. In addition, the overall grade point average of band members is significantly higher than the University average. Band members are almost always the students who want to excel in their classes. The band helps students develop a work ethic which carries over into their studies and eventually their chosen professions.
The esprit de corps of the WVU Band and the enthusiastic response of the audiences to the sight and sound of the band have made it one of the most respected organizations on the WVU campus. All these features contribute to the success of the "Pride of West Virginia" and show why it is considered one of the premier collegiate marching bands in the nation.
Western Kentucky University
The Western Kentucky University Big Red Marching Band
1906 College Hill Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
School Website: Western Kentucky University
Marching Band Website: The WKU Bands
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Jeff Bright
Members in Marching Band: 175
Enrollment of University: 17,509
University Notes: The Big Red Marching Band performs for all Hilltopper football games, at campus and community events as well as select area marching contests. Membership in the Big Red Marching Band is open to anyone who has previously participated in a marching band regardless of academic major.
Western Michigan University
The Western Michigan University Bronco Marching Band
School Website: Western Michigan University
Marching Band Website: The WMU Bronco Marching Band
Drumline Website: WMU Drumline
Director of Marching Band: David Montgomery
Percussion Instructor: Landon Ewers, Casey Spring, Jen Pesch
Members in Marching Band: 290
Enrollment of University: 23,914
University Notes: Known as "The Sound of Western," the Bronco Marching Band is one of the nation's premiere college marching bands.
The 290 member Bronco Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. David W. Montgomery, is recognized for its excellence in musical performance, fast-paced drill movements, and high energy entertainment. Comprised of students from virtually every academic discipline at the university, the band continues to build upon its strong tradition of musical excellence and first class entertainment. In addition to the halftime shows for the Bronco football fans at home, the Bronco Marching Band supports their football team on select road trips, regularly performs in exhibition at area high schools and presents its annual "Season in Review" concert at Miller Auditorium on the campus of WMU. Their performances are met with great acclaim.
The Westminster College Titan Marching Band
319 S. Market St.
New Wilmington, PA 16172
School Website: Westminster College
Marching Band Website: The Westminster College Titan Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Dr. R. Tad Greig
Members in Marching Band: 120
Members in Percussion Section: 9
Enrollment of University: 2,295
University Notes: The Marching Band performs both corps and traditional style half-time shows at all home and some away football games. Membership in the fully instrumented organizations is open to all students of the college.
The Titan Marching Band also includes credited auxiliary groups including the Colorguard and Danceline. The "Titan" Marching Band also performs as a featured guest band at various high school festivals and competitions in the tri-state area.
College of William & Mary
The College of William & Mary Pep Band
Williamsburg, VA 23187
School Website: The College of William & Mary
Marching Band Website: The William and Mary Pep Band
Members in Marching Band: 50
Members in percussion section: 11
Enrollment of University: 8,376
Mascot: The Tribe
University Notes: The William and Mary Pep Band can be found mainly at home football games in the fall and basketball games in the winter, but they also travel to close-to-home away football games and basketball championships. They have also been known to make an appearance in support of the men's soccer team or the baseball team, at Convocation, at the Homecoming Pep Rally or in the Homecoming Parade. And you never know, They could always show up at some other sporting event or anywhere around campus, so keep your eyes peeled.
William Penn University
The William Penn University Marching Band
201 Trueblood Ave.
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
School Website: William Penn University
Marching Band Website: The William Penn University Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Terry DeJong
Members in Marching Band: 75
Members in percussion section: 16
Enrollment of University: 1,993
University Notes: The WPU Marching Band, being unique in the sense that very few Iowa private universities offer a marching band program, yet also unique in the fact that it is a marching program built on Drum & Bugle Corps values. The program differs from the traditional college marching program, since it will perform a single show package for the season, focusing on precision, fundamentals and execution. This will give the students the opportunity to participate in a program similar to their competitive high school programs, to perform at a higher level of proficiency, while keeping the overall focus on their higher educational studies.
The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Screaming Eagle Marching Band
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
School Website: The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Marching Band Website: The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Screaming Eagle Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Tammy Fisher
Members in Marching Band: 100
Enrollment of University: 10,558
University Notes: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Screaming Eagles Marching Band is a hometown band that provides big time excitement. The marching band was created in 1964 and was called the “Marching Chiefs.” In 1969, John Alexander took the marching band to new levels. He boosted the band’s reputation by demanding perfection and a new quality of sound. “Doc A” also generated enthusiasm for the marching band, which grew to around 200 during this time. He took the Marching Chiefs on numerous trips and made a name for the band. In 1989, UW-L adopted the Eagles name and one year later, the marching band became known as the “Screaming Eagles.” Soon after the turn of the century, Dr. Tammy Fisher was brought in to bring the band to new heights and through her efforts the band grew to its current size. The new football stadium was completed and the Screaming Eagles Marching Band got a new director, Andrew Lee Tucker. Dr. Tucker took the band even further, arranging music to fit the sound of the band and creating eye catching drill. He helped the band to not only grow as a performance group, but also inspired the members to become even closer with one another. After two years of hard work and innovation, Dr. Tucker left to take his musical talents to other places and now we welcome back our previous director, Dr. Tammy Fisher.
The Screaming Eagles Marching Band takes an active role at each home football game. The band begins with a morning practice on the field of the stadium. After practice the marching band parades from the Center for the Arts building across campus to the stadium and then onto the field for Pregame. Pregame is an essential component of each football game. Two songs stick out as being the most popular for their pregame performance. One is “Drums and Horse.” When anyone hears the thump of the bass drum, it’s time to go crazy. The band scatters and then somehow finds a way to make it back to a set order and plays “The Horse.” This chart has been a school favorite since the late 1960s. After this they play the classic popular hit, “Pretty Fly for a White Guy.” It showcases their big sound and outrageous, yet organized dance moves. In addition to their pregame performance, they also perform a show at halftime, with a theme that changes every year. Throughout the football game, the band plays an active role in keeping the crowd energized.
The Screaming Eagles are the pride of their school. They play at numerous events around the region with a sense of “Regal Enthusiasm.” Every event they play at is performed with pride because they are the ambassadors of the university. They look good and sound great, but are always willing to get out of our shell and show that they enjoy what we do.
The Yale Precision Marching Band
165 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
School Website: Yale University
Marching Band Website: The Yale Precision Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Thomas C. Duffy
Members in Marching Band: 75
Members in percussion section: 13
Enrollment of University: 12,223
University Notes: The Yale Precision Marching Band plays in support of Yale Athletics (football in the fall, basketball and hockey in the winter), both in New Haven and in various locales throughout the Northeast.
The YPMB is one of 12 scatter-style marching bands in the country. What does this mean? Most marching bands spend their time on field spelling their name in script or making a swirly line formation while playing the complete works of Andrew Lloyd Webber. YPMB performs halftime shows composed of comedy segments, during which they spell witty things on the field and play really cool rock music. Between formations they run around wildly (hence the clever name "scatter band"). They are also a pep band. They are a mobile attack unit. If there's anywhere on the Yale campus (or, really, the East Coast - they're flexible) that needs some relief from pretension, they'll be there to provide.