ABOUT THE BAND
The Marching Thunder at Marshall University is an active part in the support of Marshall athletic events. In addition to performing as an exhibition band at various high school competitions, the Marching Thunder hosts its own Tri-State Marching Band festival, which is West Virginia’s largest.
The Marching Thunder, now boasting 330 members, performs at all home football games and many away games, as well as attending numerous championships and bowl games. Most recently the band has traveled to the Beef O Brady Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida, the University of Tennessee, the Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, the Motor City Bowl in Detroit, Michigan, the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Alabama and the Fort Worth Bowl in Fort Worth, TX.
The Marching Thunder was featured at halftime of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers football game and the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers game in Cincinnati, OH. In the fall of 2008 the Marching Thunder was featured at halftime of the new Lucas Oil Stadium at the Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars football game. The Marching Thunder boasts new indoor and outdoor rehearsal facilities including an artificial turf practice field, outside storage building, large indoor rehearsal hall and large office and storage suite.