The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black

The Wake Forest University Athletic Bands consist of the Marching Band and Pep Bands and are collectively referred to as the
Spirit of the Old Gold and Black (SOTOGAB).

 SOTOGAB is part of the Wake Forest University Athletic Department and Music Department and is the heart and soul of Wake Forest.
A collection of the finest and most dedicated students, SOTOGAB strives to provide the prime example of what it means to be a Demon Deacon.

It is this ” . . . passion that defies explanation” that inspires SOTOGAB to continually represent Wake Forest and the Demon Deacons with
dignity, class, and integrity.

Go Deacs!

 2017 SOTOGAB Commitment Form

Interested in joining SOTOGAB for the 2017-2018 academic year?
Complete the commitment form found here.

Take a look at the Band Camp schedule here.

Go Deacs!

Congratulations, Wake Forest Class of 2021!

We look forward to meeting you all and playing for you when you attend Campus Days on April 7 and April 21. Be sure to stop by and see us if you are interested in joining the most spirited group on campus!

Go Deacs!

Guard Instructor Search

Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University Marching Band, the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black (SOTOGAB) is searching for a guard instructor for the 2017 marching season.
Please click here for more information.

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Scholarship, Athletics, Philanthropy

March 21, 2017

Wake hosted Presidential Scholarship applicants this past week in the Scales Fine Arts Center (our Music Department building). The...


March 10, 2017

On behalf of SOTOGAB, we would like to welcome you to our new section on our website. Call it a blog, call it a "posting area", call it...

"We'll herald the story, and die for her glory, Old Gold and Black is ever waving high!"

Future SOTOGAB Members

Learn more about what it means to be a member of the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black.

Current SOTOGAB Members

SOTOGAB Members, this is your hub for all the important information you need. Go Deacs!

Learn More About SOTOGAB

Discover our history, view our band staff bios, and see what being a Demon Deacon is all about.

"...a passion that defies explanation."