College of Visual & Performing Arts

Marching Band Receives National Recognition

A special announcement was made during intermission at Tuesday evening's concert band and wind symphony performance. Members of the band and audience received news from Macy's Parade officials that the Golden Rams Marching Band has been selected to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Wesley Whatley, creative director of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and head of the parade's band selection committee, claimed that the Golden Rams were one of only 10 marching bands out of hundreds of high school and college applicants nationwide who were chosen. Noting that 2015 would be the Golden Rams' second appearance in the parade, Whatley said that WCU's selection was based on the band's "very unique approach that mixes fantastic college level musicianship with a high energy and artistic style." "We look forward to proudly representing West Chester University, our proud alumni, and our community in New York City with the spirit and enthusiasm that could only be displayed by the 'Incomparable' Golden Rams Marching Band," said WCU director of bands Andrew Yozviak.

Macy's Parade
WCU President Greg R. Weisenstein accepts marching band parade invitation.