Wilkes University

Marching Colonels

Marching Band

The region’s only collegiate marching band marches in drum corps style.

Con-selmer logoThe Wilkes University Marching Band is one of the most visible groups on campus, performing at home football games and other on- and off-campus events.

Students of all majors are welcome to participate in the Marching Colonels. No audition is necessary. 

Wilkes University is a Conn-Selmer School 


Marching Colonels Leadership

Staff

Jon C. Gardner | Marching & Pep Band Director; Music Arranger
Michele Fadden | Color Guard Instructor and Drill Designer
Ryan Lamoreux | Drill Designer
Mike Nederhood | Drumline and Pit Instructor
Chelsea Margalis | Color Guard Dance Instructor
Dr. Philip Simon | Marching Colonels Founder, Director of Bands/Music Arranger

Drum Majors

Our Majors will serve as the on-field leadership and conductors of the Marching Colonels as they take the field for their fourth season in fall, 2017.

Courtney McMonagle | Head Drum Major
Senior History major

Rebecca Voorhees | First Assistant Drum Major
Senior English major

Romeo Rosario | Second Assistant Drum Major
Junior Psychology major

Guard Captain

Kelci Piavis | Guard Captain

Drum Line Captain

Matthew Reynolds | Drum Line Co-Captain

Woodwind Section Leaders

Lena Campisi | Saxophone Section Leader

Lauren McClintock | Clarinet and Flute Section Leader

Brass Section Leaders

Anthony Meneo | High Brass Section Leader

Jason Percival | Low Brass Section Leader


Marching Band Students Performing2017 Halftime Show

Adulting 101: An Emotional Journey

  1. Some Nights Fanfare by F.U.N; arr. Jon C. Gardner
  2. Anger (Mars by Holst & Also sprach Zarathustra) by Strauss; arr. Jon C. Gardner
  3. Sadness (There's No Place Like Home) by Giachinno; arr. by Jon C. Gardner
  4. Mvt. 3: Distorted arr. Jay Dawson
  5. Mvt. 4: Ode to Joy by Beethoven arr. by Jon C. Gardner

2017 Performance Dates

Wilkes University Marching Colonels Tentative Performance Schedule:

Date Event/Opponent Time Site
August 16 - 24 Band Camp All Day Wilkes University
September 9 Lebanon Valley College 1 p.m. Schmidt Stadium (Home)
September 15 Delaware Valley Univ. 7 p.m. Schmidt Stadium (Home)
October 1 Collegiate Marching Band All Day

J. Birney Crum Stadium
Allentown, PA

October 7 Widener University 1 p.m.   Schmidt Stadium (Homecoming)
October 28 Pittston Invitational  6 p.m. Pittston H.S.
November 4 Stevenson Univ. 1 p.m. Schmidt Stadium (HOME)
November 5 US Bands A Class Championship All Day

J. Birney Crum Stadium
Allentown, PA

November 11 Calvacade of Band Championship All Day J. Birney Crum Stadium
Allentown, PA
November 18 Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade TBA TBA

Wilkes University Pep Band (MUS 198 A)

The Wilkes University Pep Band is one of the most visible groups on campus, performing at home basketball games for the men and women teams along with other associated athletic events. Students of all majors are welcome to participate. No audition is necessary. Please contact Jon C. Gardner for more information.


 

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Contact

For more information on the Marching Colonels, please feel free to contact: 

Dr. Philip G. Simon
Director of Bands
(570) 408-4437

Jon Gardner
Marching Band Director


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