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Western Thunder Marching Band

The University of Wyoming "Western Thunder" Marching Band is comprised of students involved in almost every academic major offered on campus. The band performs at all home games and occasionally at away games, which in the past 4 years have included the University of Texas, the University of Nebraska, the University of New Mexico, the Air Force Academy, and at Colorado State University. We also host an annual high school marching band invitational in October in cooperation with the Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps.

WTMB is open to all students on campus with no audition necessary unless you are involved with the drumline. We march the following instruments: piccolo, Bb clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, baritone, sousaphone, colorguard, and the drumline consisting of snare, quints, multi-bass drums, and cymbals. Many of these instruments are available for rental through our music department for the duration of the marching season.

The band would like to thank the McMurry family for their continued support of the organization. Without their generous contributions, we would not be able to function at the level we are at now. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!


Interested in joining us for the upcoming season? Fill out the intent form to get started!

Preseason

Summer Information

If you have questions about the band or a specific section, please feel free to contact our student leaders in the Western Thunder Executive Council. A detailed handbook will be posted with more information regarding band camp as well as other policies and procedures. Current members should contact their leadership to be added to the WTMB's private Facebook groups.

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Drumline Auditions

Please contact the Percussion Captain, Lauren Hulit (lhulit@uwyo.edu), for more questions. Audition information will be posted by August 1st, 2017.

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Preseason Camp

Starting Dates:

Saturday, August 19th : color guard / drumline (both first-year and veteran members)

Monday, August 21st : first-year members

Tuesday, August 22nd : veteran members

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Contact Us

Western Thunder Marching Band
Department of Music
1000 E. University Ave, Department 3037
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5222
Fax: (307) 766-5326
Email: uwbands@uwyo.edu

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