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The CWU Wildcat Marching Band performs at all home football games. The ensemble is made up of over 200 musicians from many different departments across campus. The CWUMB remains an integral and exciting part of the CWU Football Gameday atmosphere!

The Central Washington University Marching Band is comprised of over 200 students from all majors across the Ellensburg Campus. The marching band performs at all home football games and has become well-known as “the sound of Central”! Check out our marching band’s distinct sound and style in the video below, a multi-cam recording of our 2018 half-time show!


Marching Band at CWU is an academic, credited course but does not require an audition for enrollment. Many members of the marching band also participate in CWU’s three concert bands, however, it is not necessary to do so. CWUMB rehearses from 3:00-5:00 Monday through Friday for about 4 weeks beginning in the first week of fall quarter classes. After the first four weeks rehearsals are split between marching band and concert band!

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Lewis Norfleet
Director of Bands
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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