The Marching Hilltoppers is the most visible student organization on the campus of West Liberty University, and is comprised of students who represent every academic college and undergraduate degree program at West Liberty University. Marching Hilltopper membership is open to all current and incoming West Liberty University students through a scheduled audition which will also serve as consideration for a Marching Hilltoppers Scholarship. Music majors or minors who have successfully auditioned into the music department on a woodwind or brass instrument need not to audition for entry into the Marching Hilltoppers.
Brass & Woodwind members
Auditions for entry in the Marching Hilltoppers can be scheduled by contacting Dr. Gretchen Pohlman, Director of Bands. Video auditions are accepted as well. Students should prepare something that displays both technical and lyrical playing. Pieces prepared for music contest or all-district/all-state audition material also work well.
Color Guard members
Any student interested in the Marching Hilltoppers Color Guard should contact Dr. Gretchen Pohlman, Director of Bands
Students with questions regarding the Marching Hilltoppers Drumline should contact Director of Percussion & World Music Studies, Professor Mitch Greco.
Are scholarships available?
Yes, please click here to read more about our WLU Marching Hilltopper Scholarships.
Fall 2018 Performance Dates:
Thursday, Sept 6, 7pm – Home Opener vs. WV Wesleyan, West Family Stadium, West Liberty, WV
Saturday, Sept 15, 9pm – Edison Local HS Marching Band Festival, Richmond, OH Exposition Performance
Saturday, Sept 22, 1pm – WLU vs. University of Virginia’s College at Wise, West Family Stadium
Saturday, Oct 6, Noon – WLU vs. Shepherd University, West Family Stadium
Saturday, Oct 20, 1pm – WLU vs. West Virginia State University, HOMECOMING, West Family Stadium
Saturday, Nov 3, 1pm – WLU vs. Bloomsburg University, West Family Stadium
Thursday, Nov 8, 7pm – WLU vs. Fairmont State University, West Family Stadium
Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30pm – Wheeling Festival of Lights Holiday Parade, Wheeling, West Virginia
Dr. Gretchen Pohlman, Director of Bands