The Baldwin Wallace University Marching Yellow Jackets is a spirited ensemble of musicians from all areas of the BW campus. Membership is open to anyone attending BW. The band also includes the Jackettes, a flag/dance team that includes women representing a wide variety of majors and interests. The Marching Yellow Jackets perform at all home football games. The band has two 2- hour rehearsals a week and also has a short rehearsal the day of a performance.
The mission of the band is to provide quality, creative musical/marching performances while serving as a catalyst for school spirit. The focus is having fun, developing pride, tradition and a sense of community for the participants.
Students are encouraged to assume leadership roles such as planning and plotting shows, serving as section leaders, librarians, etc. There are also some paid internships available for qualified Music Education Majors. The band, on the field, is under the direction of a Drum Major. An Awards Banquet is held at the completion of the marching season to recognize band members for their contributions and commitment to the BW Marching Yellow Jackets.
The 2006 football season marked the new beginning of the Baldwin Wallace University Marching Yellow Jackets after an absence of 35 years. You have a chance to be a part of a visible and exciting organization on campus. Please share your talents with us and become a part of the BW Marching Yellow Jackets.
Students are encouraged to assume leadership roles as section leaders and officers for the purpose of planning and plotting shows and rehearsing music and drills. There are also some paid internships for qualified students. On the field, the band is under the direction of a Drum Major(s).
Interested persons with experience as a majorette or twirler should contact the director concerning auditions.
An Awards Banquet is held at the completion of the marching season to recognize band members for their contributions and commitment to the BW Marching Yellow Jackets.
The Swarm is the pep band that performs for selected basketball game and is made up of volunteers from the marching band.