Students after performing for the 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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 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, trombone, baritone, sousaphone, auxiliary (comprised of twirlers and color guard), 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 and all supporters of The Hat Club 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!


Have questions? Contact Dr. Joe Carver for more information.

**Please note that incoming students are exempt from Saddle Up and are expected to attend Pre-Season Camp**


UW HS Summer Drum Major Clinic - June 16 - June 18th

UW Band Day - September 9th, 2023

UW & Troopers Marching Band Invitational - October 7th at Cheyenne South HS

Contact Us

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

Phone: (307) 766-5244
Fax: (307) 766-5326

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