Wilkes University

Marching Band

Marching Band

The region’s only collegiate marching band marches in drum corps style.

The Wilkes University Marching Band is one of the most visible groups on campus, performing at home football games and other on- and off-campus events.

Students of all majors are welcome to participate in the Marching Colonels. No audition is necessary. A one-week band camp will precede the fall 2015 semester.

Drum Majors

The Drum Majors of the Marching Colonels are, Sofia Soares, Drum Major, senior Pharmacy major, and Martina Barna, Assistant Drum Major, senior Chemistry major. Sofia and Martina will serve as the on-field leadership and conductors of the Marching Colonels as they take the field for their second season in fall, 2015.

Marching Band Students PerformingHalftime Show

Halftime show music: From the Broadway musical Newsies.

  1. Carrying the Banner
  2. King of New York
  3. Seize the Day

Performance Dates

Wilkes University Marching Colonels Tentative Performance Schedule:

Date Opponent Time Site
September 11, 2015 Delaware Valley 7:00 p.m. Home
October 3, 2015 Widener (Homecoming) 1:00 p.m. Home
October 4, 2015 Collegiate Marching Festival All Day J. Birney Crum Stadium
October 17, 2015 Professional Recording on the Field TBA Home
October 24, 2015 Lebanon Valley 1:00 p.m. Home
October 31, 2015 Stevenson 12:00 p.m. Home
November 7, 2015 TOB Championship Exhibition  All Day  West Shore Stadium
November 14, 2015  King's College 12:00 p.m.  Away 
November 21, 2015 Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade   TBA Downtown Wilkes-Barre 


For more information or to express your interest in joining, contact:

Dr. Philip G. Simon
Director of Bands
(570) 408-4437