Since its inception in 1901, the award-winning WVU Band has dramatically evolved in size, reputation, membership diversity, and performance style/quality. The band's reputation around the University, the state, the region, and the nation shows that we are firmly established as one of the premier collegiate marching bands!
Mountaineer fans are always ready for football, and the band is a huge part of that excitement. We all are hoping that new Head Coach Dana Holgorsen and the team will have an outstanding year and will lead us to our 10th straight bowl game! Add in a challenging and exciting performance schedule, some promising travel opportunities, several national TV appearances, and the opportunity to share several halftime shows with some of our fellow college bands and you have all of the ingredients in place for a great season.
Our home football schedule is both challenging and exciting, as we again have seven home games this year, including several national TV home games already confirmed and big games including the annual "Backyard Brawl" with rival Pitt, a visit by in-state foe Marshall, conference games against UConn and Louisville, and the big game against top-5 ranked LSU!
We have a fun and rewarding travel schedule that features away game trips to the Rutgers game in New Jersey (with a side trip to New York City), and the Cincinnati game, which will be played this year at the Bengals' NFL stadium in Cincinnati. A trip to Charleston, WV for the annual Daily Mail Band and Majorette Festival, a performance at the T.O.B. Chapter 13 Championships in Lewis County, and a performance at Mountaineer Field for the Morgantown High School Band Spectacular round out the projected field performance schedule.
As usual, we will end the season with our annual concerts and band banquet as we head down the home stretch to what will hopefully be our 10th consecutive bowl game! Things are shaping up for another outstanding performance season for "The Pride!"
In this section, you can find out information about the 2011 marching band season. Information such as the bands performance schedule, a list of band members, the band's staff, and more.