UWF Announces Inaugural Argo Athletic Band

August 12, 2018

This fall, fans can enjoy a more traditional atmosphere at University of West Florida football games with the addition of the inaugural Argo Athletic Band. The band will play in the stands at all UWF home football games.

“Participants in the Argo Athletic Band will be part of a new university legacy and tradition. Students will develop friendships and make memories that will last a lifetime,” said Dr. Sheila Dunn, chair of the UWF Department of Music. “We have received tremendous support from community members for the development of this athletic band. It will be a thrill to perform our new fight song live at football and basketball games to help UWF fans and supporters cheer our teams on to victory.”

By creating the band, the University is building on the success of the football program during its first two seasons to establish more traditions and enhance school spirit on campus and in the community.

Previously, a Pep Band played at UWF basketball and volleyball games. Now, the size of the band will increase significantly to appear at UWF football games and game day activities.

“The addition of the Argo Athletic Band will enhance the student life experience and add another element of excitement to Athletic events,” said Dave Scott, athletic director. “Building off the success of the UWF Pep Band at our men’s and women’s basketball home games is something that will benefit the University in several ways.”

The Argo Athletic Band is open to students from all majors and participants will receive a $250 stipend.

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