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The Winston-Salem State University “RED SEA OF SOUND” Marching Band is comprised of 145 students majoring in Music Education, Music Business and other disciplines throughout the University.

The band’s versatility, showmanship and entertainment value is demonstrated each year during the fall semester at football games, parades and special events. The exhilarating features of the marching band include; dancers, flags, and four or five exciting, thrilling, high energy Drum Majors.

The “Red Sea of Sound” Marching Band has received numerous awards and countless recognition for outstanding performances. Several of the most noted performances include: the Circle City Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Cleveland Classic and the New York City Urban League Classic. The “Red Sea of Sound” Marching Band also performed with noted artist such as Donald Lawrence and Gerald Albright. In addition, the “Red Sea of Sound” was invited to Atlanta, GA to perform at the prestigious Honda Battle of the Bands in January of 2008, January 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and January 2017.

All members of The “Red Sea of Sound” Marching Band have pledged to serve as ambassadors of goodwill for Winston-Salem State University presenting themselves as a showcase of musical excellence, elegance, sophistication, esprit de corp, and dignity.

Dr. Michael Magruder
Director of Bands

Dr. James Armstrong
Associate Director of Bands

Mrs. Stephanie Magruder
Scarlet Lace (Dance Line) Sponsor

Dr. Kinard Douthit
Assistant Band Director

Ms. Jillian Williams
Silky Smooth (Flag Line) Sponsor