The Wake Forest University Athletic Bands consist of the Marching Band and Pep Bands and are collectively known as the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black.

A part of Wake Forest University Athletics and the Department of MusicSOTOGAB epitomizes Wake Forest passion, pride, and excellence.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to
welcome you as a Demon Deacon!

“Dear Old Wake Forest, thine is a noble name…”

“….Thine is a glorious fame, constant and true.”

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3 months ago
The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black

We are excited to announce Natalie Smith as our new Assistant Director of Bands! Natalie will assist with our athletic bands and the concert ensembles beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Natalie is currently a doctoral student at Auburn University, where she is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Music Education.

Let’s all give Natalie Smith a warm Wake Forest welcome! Go Deacs!
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We are excited to announce Natalie Smith as our new Assistant Director of Bands! Natalie will assist with our athletic bands and the concert ensembles beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Natalie is currently a doctoral student at Auburn University, where she is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Music Education.

Lets all give Natalie Smith a warm Wake Forest welcome! Go Deacs!

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Congratulations! War Eagle!

Congratulations and welcome!!

Congrats & Welcome !

Great news! Felicitations

Congratulations Natalie!!!!

Congratulations, Natalie Smith and War Damn Eagle! 💙🧡🦅

Let’s gooooooo

Welcome!!!!

Congratulations!!! And Welcome!!! 🖤💛 🎩

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3 months ago
The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black

In honor of National Marching Band day today, here are some photos of what the band has been up to for the past few weeks of the regular season.

We honored Wake Forest Legends Mrs. Barbara Trautwein and Jeffrey Griffin, participated in a performance with our Cheer & Dance teams, and even traveled with band friends to watch the Deacs at NC state!

Have a fantastic March 4th, and GO DEACS!!!

#godeacs🎩 #wakeforestuniversity #godeacs #wfumusic #wfu #wfu26 #wfuadmissions #salem26 #music #collegeband #collegemarchingband #collegebands #collegemarchingbands #marchingband #marching #sotogab #wakemarchingband
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3 months ago
The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black

We are pleased to announce Dr. Tim Heath will serve as Director of Bands at Wake Forest at the conclusion of the academic year. Our Director of Athletic Bands for 4 years, Dr. Heath accomplished excellent work making the band what it is today. He will continue this role, adding the new responsibilities of leading the university concert band ensembles and small ensembles.

We are so excited to see what the future holds for Dr. Heath, the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black marching band, and all other band ensembles at WFU!

Let’s get a nice loud GO DEACS for Dr. Heath!
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We are pleased to announce Dr. Tim Heath will serve as Director of Bands at Wake Forest at the conclusion of the academic year. Our Director of Athletic Bands for 4 years, Dr. Heath accomplished excellent work making the band what it is today. He will continue this role, adding the new responsibilities of leading the university concert band ensembles and small ensembles. 

We are so excited to see what the future holds for Dr. Heath, the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black marching band, and all other band ensembles at WFU! 

Let’s get a nice loud GO DEACS for Dr. Heath!

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Go Deacs! And congratulations Tim Heath 🎩

Congratulations Tim! I’m so happy for you.

Congratulations Dr. Heath 🎶

Congratulations Tim Heath! Awesome job!

Congrats Tim!!! This is expected and very well deserved. The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black is in great hands.

Congrats! This is well deserved!

Congratulations, Tim! Us “down east” kids do well from time to time

So awesome! Congratulations, Tim!

Congratulations Tim! Well deserved!

Awesome -congrats! So we’ll deserved

Congratulations Tim!

Congratulations, Tim!

Congratulations, Tim!! Go Deacs!! 🎩

Congratulations Tim!

Congratulations my friend!!!! I am so proud for you!

Congratulations Tim!!

Go Deacs! Congrats, Tim!! 🎩

Congratulations!! Go Deacs!!🎩

Go Deacs! 🎩 Congratulations!

Yes!!! Congrat’s and well deserved!

This is such fantastic, and well deserved, news. Happy for Tim and everyone who benefits from his talents and leadership skills.

Congratulations neighbor!!

Congrats Tim!

Way to go Tim!! So proud of your accomplishments!!

Congrats, Tim!

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Wake Forest Concludes 2022 Season with Victory over Missouri

Season Record:
8-5 (3-5 ACC)

Wake Forest defeated the University of Missouri, 27-17 at the 2022 Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, Florida to cap off another exciting season.
Read a full recap of the game.

“…Sing thee our humble lays, Mother, So Dear.”

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