“A passion that defies explanation. . .”

The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black (SOTOGAB) is comprised of Wake Forest University’s marching, pep, and basketball bands. The SOTOGAB is the oldest college marching band in North Carolina and is proud to be a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Whether at a football or basketball game, pep rally, or other athletic events, fans can count on seeing and hearing the SOTOGAB perform.  We are the heart and soul of Wake Forest.

Students in the SOTOGAB hail from many majors, musical interests, and cultures.  Some of our members come to us from local colleges hosting the Shared Experience Program at Wake Forest (Salem College, Forsyth Technical Community College, and more).  We are a diverse, highly dedicated group whose mission is to create and appreciate the best in music.

This website is dedicated to all past, present, and future members of the SOTOGAB, as well as our outstanding sponsors, volunteers, staff, and fans. Thank you all for your contributions to the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black, and as always, Go Deacs!


Dr. C. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands

Dr. Brandon Robinson, Associate Director of Bands