Future Deacs


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The SOTOGAB is a part of the Wake Forest University Athletic Department and Music Department and consists of students from all over the world, every level of academic growth, and almost every field of study offered at Wake Forest University.  Our members have various levels of musical background.  Through the desire to achieve excellence and hard work, there is a place for everyone who wants to be a part of The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black.

Participation in the SOTOGAB is much more than being a part of tradition.  Participation in SOTOGAB provides many opportunities for members:

  • Free Admission and great seats to all athletic events including bowl games, ACC, and NCAA tournaments.
  • A chance to be on TV and perform in front of large crowds at ACC and NCAA games
  • Personal, Leadership, and Professional growth
  • Early move-in to residence halls
  • Stipends Junior and Senior year
  • Become part of a lifelong family

The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black is one of the best things that you can do at Wake Forest!  Freshman year is the best time to get started in the SOTOGAB and we need YOU!  You will not regret your time in the SOTOGAB and will have memories to cherish once your career at Wake Forest comes to an end.

The SOTOGAB is accepting applications for membership.  Please fill out the online application as soon as possible on our website http://wfumb.groups.wfu.edu/index.php .  Click the page tab for “Future Deacs” and find the new member commitment form.  We will send out all of the remaining details after you complete your application.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email Dr. Bowen or Dr. Robinson at any time.  As always, Go Deacs!


Dr. C. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands

Dr. Brandon Robinson, Associate Director of Bands