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The CWU Wildcat Marching Band performs at all home football games.  Comprised of approximately 150 musicians, the band remains an integral and exciting part of the tradition and spirit at Central Washington University.

Marching Band performing on football field during Battle in Seattle

CWU Marching Band at the Battle in Seattle
Close up of student playing trombone

With a minimum of rehearsal time, the ensemble is able to provide quality entertainment while modeling appropriate music education and teaching techniques through active student leadership.  In addition, there are a series of optional clinics hosted through NAfME collegiate in which students are instructed on more in depth topics pertaining to marching band pedagogy and design.  Although the majority of students are music majors, students from other academic majors are welcome, and encouraged, to participate in the band or as a member of the Colorguard.

While there is no official audition requirement for marching band, the Drumline has separate auditions for participation. The Marching Band's weekly five-hour rehearsal schedule alternates with Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band rehearsals.

 

For more information:
Larry Gookin
Director of Bands
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926