Marshall University Bands

Marching Thunder
Find everything you need to know about the Marshall University Marching Thunder, the largest and most visible student organization on campus. The Marching Thunder provides entertainment and school spirit at football games, basketball games, and other community functions. It’s open to ALL Marshall University students – Get involved!

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Wind Symphony
The Wind Symphony is Marshall University’s premier concert ensemble for wind and percussion students. Under the direction of Dr. Phil Vallejo, this select ensemble is open to students from throughout the university by audition and provides the opportunity to perform literature from the traditional and contemporary repertory.

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Symphonic Band
The Marshall University Symphonic Band is one of our fine ensembles that performs music recognized as core wind band repertoire, as well as some new wind band works by new and upcoming composers of today. Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Schletter, membership in the Symphonic Band is open to all Marshall University students, both music majors and non-majors.

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Upcoming Wind Band Performances

The Marshall University Wind Bands new concert season begin this fall. Stay tuned for dates and times.

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2023 Performance Schedule
This schedule is subject to change over the course of the summer. All performance are at at MU unless otherwise noted.


10th – 19thBand Camp
19th – Friends & Family Performance

2nd – Home game vs. Albany/Band Day
23rd – Home game vs. Virginia Tech
26th – Gazzette Mail Festival
30th – Home game vs. ODU – Homecoming! Alumni, come on back!

19th (Thurs.) – Home game vs. JMU
20th (Fri.) – Logan High School
28th – Tri-State Marching Championships

11th – Home game vs. Georgia Southern
25th – Home game vs. Arkansas State

2nd – Possible SBC Championships

Additional post season performances – TBD