Best in the West…East, North, and South
The Cougar Marching Band (CMB) does so much for so many, the WSU Alumni Association wanted to do something for them. The CMB is filled to the brim with Cougar Spirit. This group of dedicated Cougs provides inspiration and entertainment wherever they go. Through CMB’s collaboration with the WSU Alumni Association, the Marching Band contributes to the Cougar experience year after year.
The Cougar Marching Band occupies a special place in the hearts of Cougs everywhere and adds to the spirit of any WSU rally or event. In recognition of that and all that the Marching Band does for the WSUAA, the Alumni Association wanted to say “thank you.” For Giving Day, the WSUAA announced its plan to match all donations to the band up to $10,000. To date, the challenge is nearly halfway complete. To reach the goal, the WSUAA is asking Cougs who love the Marching Band to donate. To contribute to the Marching Band, visit marchingband.wsu.edu.
As Cougs, many of our first memories of the Marching Band are from the student perspective. Watching performances during football season. Singing the Fight Song together while we cheer the Cougs to victory. When students become alumni, the band’s relationship with the WSUAA keeps traditions like those alive. The WSUAA puts on hundreds of events each year. The Marching Band can’t perform at all of them, but it is able to perform at the big ones. From playing at Golden and Diamond Grad Reunions, to surprising Feast of the Arts dinner series guests as they enjoy the best food and wine WSU has to offer, to wowing Coug fans at the Alamo Bowl PreGame event, the Marching Band is dedicated to entertaining Cougs and inspiring Cougar Spirit.
That’s really what the Marching Band is all about. And right now, it needs our help. As Brianne Davison, wildlife ecology and conservation sciences major and Marching Band member, says, “We struggle to get what’s necessary to perform. We need to replace many of the older instruments and fund the new addition of the Color Guard (whose student members currently pay their own uniform expenses).”
Please join the WSU Alumni Association in supporting the Cougar Marching Band.