Shared Experience Program

SOTOGAB Salem Members at ND
The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black Shared Experience Program is a cooperative effort between the Wake Forest University Bands and colleges and universities within the Winston-Salem locale that do not offer marching band and/or pep band.

Students attending colleges or universities that do not offer marching band and/or pep band may participate in the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black. In some instances, students may receive course credit at their college or university for participating. Students participating in the Shared Experience Program must comply with all Wake Forest University and the SOTOGAB commitments.

For more specific information on the Salem College aspect of our “Shared Experience” Program, please follow this link.

If you are a student from Forsyth Tech, UNC Greensboro, Davidson Community College, or another local college or university, please follow this link.

Thank you for visiting, and as always, Go Deacs!


Dr. C. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands
Dr. Brandon Robinson, Associate Director of Bands