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Dr. Timothy Shade, Director of Bands


The WSU Athletic Band Program has a storied history. The award-winning Shocker Sound Basketball Band has been in existence for over 50 years! Beginning Fall 2018 the Athletic Band program will see a significant enhancement with the addition of SHOCKER SOUND MACHINE! Shocker Sound Machine is a high-octane, explosive, and adrenaline-inducing marching ensemble that will perform at Shocker Basketball Games, regional and local events, and special occasions. Watch-out! We'll be everywhere!

The Vision for the WSU Athletic Bands is to have over 100 members of the Wichita State University student body working together to provide entertainment and excitement at Shocker Athletics events and around our local community and region. Students involved will be a part of ensembles that respect the traditions that make us who we are as well as forge new roads in education, performance, and entertainment.