marching band members at a football game

The WFU Athletic Bands (MUS128/129) feature prominently in campus life and beyond, with performances at home and away ACC football and basketball games frequently broadcast on national sports networks. For more information on the activities of the Marching and Pep Bands, which are collectively referred to as the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black (SOTOGAB), see

The University Wind Ensemble (MUS118) performs a concert each semester of outstanding works from the traditional concert and contemporary wind band literature, including frequent world premieres. Select members also form the wind and percussion section of the University Orchestra.

The Jazz Ensemble (MUS121) offers both big band and smaller combo opportunities, including a featured concert each semester as well as numerous “gigs” on and off campus that students help organize.

For more information on any of the WFU bands, contact Dr. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands ( or Dr. Tim Heath, Director of Athletic Bands (