Congratulations to the Golden Rams Marching Band and its recent invitation to the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
A special announcement was made during intermission the April 15 Concert Band and Wind Symphony performance. Members of the band and audience received news from Macy’s Parade officials that the Golden Rams Marching Band has been selected to perform in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Wesley Whatley, creative director of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and head of the parade’s band selection committee, claimed that the Golden Rams were one of only 10 marching bands out of hundreds of high school and college applicants nationwide who were chosen.
Noting that 2015 would be the Golden Rams’ second appearance in the parade, Whatley said that WCU’s selection was based on the band’s “very unique approach that mixes fantastic college level musicianship with a high energy and artistic style.”
“We look forward to proudly representing West Chester University, our proud alumni, and our community in New York City with the spirit and enthusiasm that could only be displayed by the ‘Incomparable’ Golden Rams Marching Band,” said WCU director of bands Andrew Yozviak.
With a proud and distinguished history that dates back to 1889, the 325-member Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band continues to delight audiences with its entertaining and innovative performances.
Golden Rams Marching Band
The Golden Rams Marching Band performs regularly at WCU football games, numerous exhibition events throughout the region and at special events for the university and community. The band has performed at Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, New York Giants and Washington Redskins football games. The group has been featured during Philadelphia Phillies World Series appearances, marched in New York’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Golden Rams Marching Band is proud to perform regularly at Bands of America Regional and National Events. Most recently the Golden Rams have performed in exhibition at the 2013 Atlanta Regional, the 2012 Pittsburgh Regional and the 2009 Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Membership in the Golden Rams Marching Band is open to any university student. Audition information can be found in the ‘Join Us’ page.
2015 Band Camp – August 16-22
2015 Percussion and Wind Mini-camps – July 12 and August 2
2015 Color Guard Mini-camps – June 21 and July 12
2015 Performance Schedule
2012 Golden Rams Marching Band “Ritual Fire” Show Video
Video of the Incomparable Golden Rams College Marching Band Festival Performance
- Firebird Opener – CMBF – September 30 (MOV)
- Uninvited – CMBF – September 30 (MOV)
- Bacchanale – CMBF – September 30 (MOV)