Wilkes University

Marching Colonels

Marching Band

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

Con-selmer logoThe 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. 

Wilkes University is a Conn-Selmer School 

Marching Colonels Leadership


Chuck Hallahan | Marching Band Director
Michele Fadden | Color Guard Instructor and Drill Designer
Ryan Lamoreux | Drill Designer
Mike Nederhood | Drumline and Pit Instructor
Chelsea Margalis | Color Guard Dance Instructor
Dr. Philip Simon | Marching Colonels Founder, Director of Bands/Music Arranger

Drum Majors

Our Majors will serve as the on-field leadership and conductors of the Marching Colonels as they take the field for their fourth season in fall, 2017.

Romeo Rosario | Head Drum Major

Elena Patestos | First Assistant Drum Major

Danny Ferruzza | Second Assistant Drum Major

Guard Captain

Julia Guziewicz | Guard Captain

Drum Line Captain

TBA | Drum Line Captain

Woodwind Section Leaders

TBA | Saxophone Section Leader

TBA | Clarinet and Flute Section Leader

Brass Section Leaders

TBA | High Brass Section Leader

TBA | Low Brass Section Leader

2018 Halftime Show

  1. Death of a Bachelor
  2. Crazy = Genius
  3. Impossible Year
  4. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage

2018 Performance Dates

Wilkes University Marching Colonels Tentative Performance Schedule:

Date Event/Opponent Time Site
August 15 - 23 Band Camp All Day Wilkes University
September 1 Hartwick College 1 p.m. Schmidt Stadium (Home)
September 22 Misericordia Univ. 7 p.m. Schmidt Stadium (Home)
September 29 Pittston Cavalcade TBD Pittston HS
September 30 Collegiate Band Exhibition TBD  J. Birney Crum Stadium (Allentown)
October 6 Albright College 1 p.m. Schmidt Stadium (Home)
October 27 Lycoming College 1 p.m. Schmidt Stadium (Home)
November 3 TOB Champs Exhibition Afternoon West Shore Stadium (Harrisburg)
November 10 King’s College 1 p.m. Schmidt Stadium (Home)
November 17 Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade* 3 p.m. Wilkes-Barre, PA

*To Be Confirmed

Wilkes University Pep Band (MUS 198 A)

The Wilkes University Pep Band is one of the most visible groups on campus, performing at home basketball games for the men and women teams along with other associated athletic events. Students of all majors are welcome to participate. No audition is necessary. Please contact Jon C. Gardner for more information.


For more information on the Marching Colonels, please feel free to contact: 

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

Chuck Hallahan
Marching Band Director