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: 21
Enrollment of University: 12,714
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: 9,535
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: Nathan Boyd
Enrollment of University: 1,700
University Notes: The Virginia Union University Marching Panthers of Richmond,VA are seeking dedicated musicians for the 2011-2012 marching season. Under the direction of Mr. Nathan Boyd, 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: Indervir Singh
Members in Marching Band: 50
Enrollment of University: 32,564
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: 24
Enrollment of University: 42,907
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: Dr. Don Keipp
Percussion Instructors: Tyler Hess, Ed Coleman, Julia Coleman, Mike Crookston, Andrew Wood, Jordan Beckstrand, Billy DeBoer
Enrollment of University: 25,130
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: 616
University Notes: After two years of existence, the Webber band has created a foothold in our community. Even though others thought it would be too difficult of a challange, Mr. Yopp has been and is commited to making this band program grow. We are well on our way. We started very small, but we want to become much bigger than ever thought possible by a small university.
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, Graham Endler, Corey Orban,
Members in Marching Band: 390
Members in Percussion Section: 31
Enrollment of University: 29,707
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: 20,712
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: Robert Spradling, David Montgomery
Percussion Instructor: Landon Ewers, Casey Spring
Members in Marching Band: 290
Enrollment of University: 25,045
University Notes: Known as "The Sound of Western," the Bronco Marching Band is one of the nation's premiere college marching bands. Feel free to peruse our site and contact us if you would like any further information. We hope you enjoy the site!
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 our 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: 1,500
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 auxilliary 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
Student Director of Marching Band: Kevin Deisz
Members in Marching Band: 50
Members in percussion section: 4
Enrollment of University: 7,892
Mascot: The Tribe
University Notes: Now, we are The William and Mary Pep Band, and also a scramble band. But, you might ask, what is a scramble band? That kind of sounds like something I would do to my eggs, not something I would want on my football field at halftime. Well, a scramble band is a kind of like a boring high school marching band, only with a better sense of humor. Instead of spending hours learning how to get from dot to dot and take the right step size, we run from dot to dot like wildmen, also known as scrambling. This allows us to quickly learn a new show each time we are on the field. The other main distinguishing feature between scramble bands and what you could do as a freshman in high school is that scramble bands perform with the help of a script. The script is full of jokes, satire, and parody. Topics up for discussion are anything and everything, from campus culture to world events. While the script is read, the band scrambles, and then ends up in a form that will usually identify with the topic or joke. Then the band plays a song that goes with the joke (usually). The end result is a halftime show that is less organized, more fun for the members, less time consuming (so you can do all your other clubs, you overachieving W&M student), and more entertaining.
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: 20
Enrollment of University: 1,795
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 - Eau Claire
The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band
Haas Fine Arts Center 156
Eau Claire, WI 54702
School Website: The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Marching Band Website: The UW-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Randal Dickerson
Members in Marching Band: 300
Enrollment of University: 10,549
University Notes: The 2011 BMB will be the largest in school history, the largest D3 in the nation, and one of the largest in the nation in any division. The 300 members come from a 10 state area and represent virtually every department on campus.
Major performances this season include: Four Blugold home games, Halftime performance at Osseo Fairchild HS, Weekend trip to Chicago and Milwaukee with performances in Naperville, IL and Greendale, WI, Parade and stage show at the Eau Claire International Festival, Exhibition at the Menomonie Invitational Marching Contest, Exhibition at the Youth in Music Grand Championships in the HHH Metrodome, Performance tour of Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Israel.
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
Marching Band Facebook: UW-La Crosse Screaming Eagles Facebook
Director of Marching Band: Dr. Tammy Fisher
Members in Marching Band: 100
Enrollment of University: 10,227
The Yale Precision Marching Band
165 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
School Website: Yale University
Marching Band Website: The Yale Precision Marching Band
Student Director of Marching Band: Jared Bard
Members in Marching Band: 75
Members in percussion section: 15
Enrollment of University: 11,593
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 twelve 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. We perform halftime shows composed of comedy segments, during which we spell witty things on the field and play really cool rock music. Between formations we run around wildly (hence the clever name "scatter band"). We are also a pep band. During the winter we support Yale's hockey and basketball teams every weekend. This time of year often leads to playoff travel; we've been to Lake Placid, Ann Arbor, MI, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, and more. We are a mobile attack unit. If there's anywhere on the Yale campus (or, really, the East Coast - we're flexible) that needs some relief from pretension, we'll be there to provide.