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Baylor University Golden Wave Band

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Location  Waco, Texas
Founded  1902
Assistant director  Dr. Philip Obado
Active from  1903
Record label  2Thumbz Entertainment
Conference  Big 12
Director  Dr. Isaiah Odajima
Members  300
School  Baylor University
Genre  Pop
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Albums  Gameday Faves: Baylor Bears Classics
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The Golden Wave Band or GWB is a 300-member marching band associated with Baylor University. Known at various times as the Baylor Bear Band, the Golden Wave, BUGWB (the Baylor University Golden Wave Band), and the Golden Wave Band, the GWB performs both on and off campus. In addition to performing at regular season football games and bowls, the marching band participates in regional and state-level marching contests, such as the UIL State Marching Contest and regional marching festivals. The music and drills performed by the band represent a corps style of marching and include both traditional and contemporary musical styles. Members of the Golden Wave Band span all majors and fields. Students from engineering, education, pre-law, pre-medicine, religion, University Scholars, as well as music share their musical talents with the Golden Wave.

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The Golden Wave Band came together in 1902, initially taking the form of a regulation military band. This iteration of the band operated from within the university's R.O.T.C. program. With the onset of World War 1, the band separated from this military division and became known as the Baylor Bear Band. The marching band struggled during the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s because, like most band programs around the nation, the world wars and years of depression led to a decline in funding and participation. However, the band began truly to flourish around mid-century as attendance at Baylor University increased and enrollment in the marching band itself expanded.

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The Golden Wave Band became known by its current name after new uniforms were purchased in 1928. These uniforms, first worn at a Baylor-SMU football game, were crafted using a bright, golden fabric. The origin of the name "Golden Wave Marching Band" is, nevertheless, something of a mystery. According to one source, a reporter coined the phrase in 1929 as the Band was touring West Texas. Upon seeing these new uniforms, he reportedly commented that the band was marching across the land like a golden wave. According to another legend, a reporter coined the phrase around the same time after watching a line of band members disembark from a bus for a football game, believing that they looked like a wave of gold.

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Songs

That Good Old Baylor LineGameday Faves: Baylor Bears Classics · 2013
Bruin PrideGameday Faves: Baylor Bears Classics · 2013
Baylor Line FightGameday Faves: Baylor Bears Classics · 2013

References

Baylor University Golden Wave Band Wikipedia


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