In 2021, the Bronco Band hit the century mark—100 seasons playing the alma mater and the fight song in its various iterations, including a version of the fight song popularly known in the 1920s as "Hail, Hail for Western Normal School." Over its long tenure, the band has helped athletes and fans alike celebrate victories with rousing renditions of popular songs, and it has brought Broncos together across generations.
Western Michigan University's Bronco Marching Band, consisting of just under 300 members under the direction of Dr. Trey Harris, is recognized for its excellence in musical performance, fast-paced drill movements, and high energy entertainment. Comprised of students from virtually every academic discipline at the University, the band continues to build upon its strong tradition of musical excellence and first-class entertainment. In addition to the halftime shows for the Bronco football fans at home, the Bronco Marching Band supports our football team on select road trips, regularly performs in exhibition at area high schools and presents its annual “Season in Review” concert at Miller Auditorium on the campus of WMU. The band's performances are met with great acclaim.