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Read more about the plans for the WVU Pride Practice Facility.  

You can help make the dream of having a state-of-the-art facility for our Pride members come true by donating during the 2019 WVU Day of Giving, Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  To donate, 

  1. Go to: www.dayofgiving.wvu.edu
  2. Click on College of Creative Arts
  3. Click Donate Now
  4. Click Pride Practice Field

Help the Pride continue to be the best and look to a bigger and better future!  


We have WVU Alumni Band, Inc merchandise for sale for the holiday season.  All orders must be placed by midnight December 1, 2019.  Orders will ship December 16, 2019.  Please see link below.

WVU Alumni Band Holiday Apparel Order Form

Panera Bread Fundraiser

Saturday October 5th 6AM - 8PM

We’re sponsoring an all day fundraiser with Panera Bread to support the new band practice facility.  Four locations are participating Saturday (10/5) from 6am – 8pm! Please visit Washington, PA at Trinity Point, Clarksburg off Emily Drive, or either of the Morgantown locations.

Folks can order at the café, online for rapid pick up, or café base delivery all day showing the below flier or using the code at the bottom (PRFUND).  Please click on the link below to print the flier and present it when ordering.

Panera .pdf 

Donation goal

Collected: $2,015.00
Goal: $5,000.00

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50th Edition of the WVU Alumni Band, Inc Marches with The Pride

Our 50th Anniversary Homecoming is a story of growth, evolution, diversity, inclusion...and most importantly Magic and Love. Some things NEVER change...and we are ALL uniquely blessed by that extraordinary constant.

The Pregame drill we all know by heart was written by Don Wilcox around 1975 to both accommodate a growing organization and as a gift of love to former students so they would continue to feel a dose of the magic. For over 40 years, the drill has not changed except to “amoeba” the pictures to accommodate larger numbers of returning veterans. Old folks run around with paper charts (GASP) and try to squeeze countless more bodies into the original wVu. It’s getting crowded out there.

Over the years, many folks have mentioned not just the need to tweak the traditional drill to accommodate our growth, but the wish we could somehow be even more integrated with The Pride during pregame. Both the Board of Directors and the Band Office have shared the same vision. For over a year, the BOD brainstormed ideas to make our 50th Anniversary extra special at pregame.  After many discussions with the Band Office, we were all able to make that dream of performing with The Pride and perform Simple Gifts come true. 

Thanks to Dr. Scott Tobias, who took on the challenge of writing a massive drill for approximately 700 bodies, and Dr. Stephen Lytle, who collaborated with him and took on the challenge of modifying The Pride’s pregame drill...and has the personal courage to believe we can pull it off and lead this massive effort with a little over an hour of Alumni Band drill setting and no joint rehearsal beforehand.

The Pride and the WVU Alumni Band will field a joint pregame show never seen before.  Friends, I’ve had a chance to see the drill...in motion...on the fancy cell phone app the kids use these days. It’s Brilliant. I’m telling you here and now...THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!!!!!

As I’ve grown older these last few years, I’ll admit the thought of the run on and then having the ability to execute the downfield medley has given me pause. I know many of you share those concerns, but Wild Horses Could Not Keep Me Off The Field This Year.  So, my friends please take a second look at the music downloads on our website and make sure you have ALL of the tunes printed.

Contributed by: Ellen Ramey

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