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.