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The Western Mustang Band
The Western Mustang Band

The Western Mustang (Marching) Band (WMB) is the award-winning marching band and pep band for the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Its legacy began in 1938 with music faculty alumnus Don Wright (for whom the faculty is now named) and has thrived since then into the band of today. The band is comprised of brass, percussion, and woodwind instruments played by students from every faculty on campus, and is lead by a colour guard and drum major. The University of Western Ontario (Western or UWO) is a coeducational, non-denominational, research-intensive university located in London, Ontario. ... Nickname: The Forest City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 (as village) Incorporated 1855 (as city) City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best Governing Body London City Council MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) vacant seat Irene Mathyssen (NDP) Joe Preston (CPC) MPPs Chris Bentley (OLP) Deb Matthews (OLP... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty... Image of a trumpet. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... A woodwind instrument is a wind instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the pitch is varied by opening or closing holes in the body of the instrument. ... Color Guard is a term used to describe both military personnel assigned to a flag ceremony and a flag corps assigned to a marching band. ... The term drum major describes several similar appointments in marching bands, drum and bugle corps, and pipe bands. ...

Unlike many American universities, it is not common for Canadian universities to have marching or pep bands and as such, the Western Mustang Band is a unique asset to the University. There is only one other university-level marching band in Canada, the Queen's Bands of Queen's University; the two meet head-to-head every football season, and at the Toronto Santa Claus Parade. The Queens Bands, established in 1905, is the largest and oldest university marching band in Canada. ... Queens University, generally referred to simply as Queens, is a coeducational, non-sectarian, research-intensive university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ... Eatons Santa Claus Parade, 1918, Toronto, Canada. ...

The Western Mustang Band plays at every home football game at TD Waterhouse Stadium providing musical interlude between plays, playing half-time and pre-game shows, as well as leading the crowd in the Western Song when the Mustangs score. The band also provides music at many basketball and hockey games. During Homecoming, the WMB leads the Homecoming Parade through the streets of London returning to Western for the Homecoming football game. The Toronto-Dominion Bank (or TD Bank) offers a range of financial products and services. ... A Toronto Argonauts player dives for yardage while a Montreal Alouettes defender gives chase. ... A halftime show is a performance given between the first and second halves or the 2nd and 3rd quarters of a sporting event. ...

Other band activities include a variety of Santa Claus parades, orientation week activities, and social events for the University and the community at large. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Origins of Santa Claus. ...

The Western Mustang Band

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