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 Athletics Department and Music Department and is the heart and soul of Wake Forest pride and spirit.

A collection of the finest and most dedicated students, SOTOGAB provides the prime example of what it means to be a Demon Deacon.

Go Deacs!

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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 2017 Band Camp schedule here.

Go Deacs!

"O, Here's to Wake Forest, a glass of the finest Red Rhuddy Rhenish filled up to the brim. Her sons they are many, unrivaled by any, with hearts o'er flowing we will sing a hymn."

SOTOGAB Welcomes Back Todd Russell

We are pleased to announce Todd Russell will return as our Director of Colorguard! Todd previously served as the Director of Colorguard from 2007-2014. You may find Todd’s bio here.

Please join us in welcoming Todd back to Wake Forest and SOTOGAB!

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Scholarship, Athletics, Philanthropy

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


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...

"Rah! Rah! Wake Forest, Rah! Old Alma Mater sons are we!"

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.

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