Wake Forest Students

Hello future Wake Forest students!

Below is some very important information for you to consider as you get ready to come to Wake Forest and call it home for the next four years.

As your fellow Demon Deacons, we are so excited that you are interested in joining our Athletic Bands program!  We encourage you to visit us on campus and/or go to the Contact tab to get in touch with us should you need more information.

We hope to see you march and play with us soon!  Until then, good luck with all of your musical endeavors.

Go Deacs!

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Why should Wake Forest students join the SOTOGAB?
Being in the marching band is an amazing and truly unique experience. We are the best fans wherever we go and get the best seats at both Football and Basketball games.  In this band, you will meet some of your best friends and have a wonderful time with everyone.

What will my time commitment to band look like?
The commitment to band is enough to get fantastic performances but not too much that it limits your involvement in other activities. Marching Band meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.  On Saturdays, we arrive at the stadium approximately 4.5 hours before kick-off to have some time on the field, eat, relax, and then set-up for all the pregame festivities.

Will I have time to do other extracurricular activities, too?
Members still have plenty of time for other passions.  Band members also participate in Greek life, club sports, academic clubs, and other activities.  Being in the band simply adds to your college experience.

When is band camp, and what does a typical day at camp look like?
Band Camp begins one and a half weeks before classes start with a typical daily schedule of:

9 a.m. – Noon: Field Rehearsal on Davis Field
Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Sectional and Full Band Music Rehearsals
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Dinner
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Field Rehearsal

How much does being in band cost, and what are my band dues used for?

The fee for new members is only $120 and covers everything you will need as a member of the marching band for the entire season.  Road games and bowl trips are covered by the university.

The fee pays for the following:
Black band shoes
SOTOGAB shirt
SOTOGAB cap
SOTOGAB shorts
Black gloves
Uniform cleaning fee
Band Camp social activities fee

The above equipment is mandatory for all members. Fees for veteran members are only $60 unless they need new gear.

How can I join the SOTOGAB, and when do I need to join by?
If you are ready to commit to the SOTOGAB please sign the commit form found here.

The form is due by August 1st.

Note: If you are undecided or still have questions please contact the Recruitment Chair, Daniella Feijoo.  Her email address is feijdm15@nullwfu.edu and she would be more than happy to discuss anything band or Wake-related!