The Marching Bulldogs is a corps-style marching band that performs at all Gardner-Webb home football games, select away games, and high school competition exhibitions.

Gardner-Webb’s marching band program began in the 1940s, and includes woodwinds, brass, battery percussion, front ensemble, colorguard, twirlers and dance team. 

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Interested in becoming a Marching Bulldog?

We would love to hear from you! If you are at all curious about one day joining the Gardner-Webb University Marching Band, join us for a game day experience! Register for a Band Day and get the chance to play alongside our Marching Bulldogs.

If you are unable to attend a Band Day or you are ready to join, please contact the Marching Bulldogs Band Director, Dr. Sarah Fabian or complete the form below.

Interested in the Pep Band?

You could receive a $250 scholarship for your participation!

The band is open to anyone that plays woodwinds, brass, drumset, mallets, bass, or guitar. The GWU Pep Band has their very own Dance Team! Community members are welcomed!

marching band logoScholarships

Marching Band participation scholarships are awarded by the band director in the amount of $1000 and are based on participation in the band.

In order to receive this, students must attend all scheduled performances unless specifically excused by the director.

Find Your Buddy Participation Boost

Here’s how it works:

  1. Find friends to join you in the marching bulldogs
  2. They apply, enroll and join the band
  3. You and your friend get a one-time $250 added to your participation award

The Gardner-Webb Marching Bulldogs are getting ready for the new season!

Get a closer look behind the scenes at this fall’s Marching Bulldogs Band Camp, and see what’s new for 2023-24.

Interested in Becoming a Marching Bulldog?

Join us for a game day experience.

Anyone and everyone are welcome to join. Get the chance to play alongside our Marching Bulldogs. Register today!

Register for Band Day