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ABOUT NSU MARCHING WOLVES


Performing at all home football games, annual Gypsy Day Parade, regional marching band festivals, and professional football games including Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers the NSU Marching Wolves have enjoyed a long and distinguished tradition of excellence at the regional and national level. In recent years the band has been recognized at the national level. In November 2004 the NSU Marching Wolves were selected as the lone representative from South Dakota and one of only eight collegiate marching bands in the nation to appear in the January 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C. In addition in November 2006, the NSU Marching Wolves represented South Dakota in the 2006 commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii.

With over 66 years of tradition, the marching band was organized by Harvey Moen in 1941 and has remained an important ambassador for the Northern State University for the past six decades. Subsequent directors of the Marching Wolves include: Dr. Darwin Walker, John Lyon, Phillip Weinacht, Lonn Sweet, Dennis Dafoe, Eugene Perry, Dr. Alan LaFave, David Stern, and Dr. Grant Manhart. Currently the NSU Marching Wolves are under the direction of Dr. Boyd Perkins with assistants Dr. Grant Manhart, and professor of percussion Dr. Terry Beckler.

 


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