MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE MARCHING WOLVERINE BAND
The origin of the band can be traced as far back as 1923. The average membership enrollment was approximately 15 to 20 members including auxiliary squads. In 1962, Mr. Cleopas R. Johnson was hired as Head Band Director by then music department chairperson Dr. G. Johnson Hubert. Subsequently the band has gone on to perform in some of the largest events in the world including two appearances in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena California and five appearances in the New York Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as making appearances on national and international television. The band had grown from the original ten members to over three hundred and twenty-eight playing. From 1962 to 1996 the band had undergone a major metamorphosis under the tutelage and leadership of the late Mr. Cleopas R. Johnson.
In 1996 to 2003, Eddie Ellis (a student of the late Cleopas Johnson) and other music directors under his leadership took the Music program and Marching Wolverines to higher heights.
"PICK UP YOUR FEET ... PLAY YOUR PART ... DRIVE ... DRIVE... DRIVE!"
The Morris Brown College Marching Wolverine Band continued to thrive under great direction of phenomenal band directors and leadership. The band has been featured in the movie DRUMLINE, in various music videos, marched in prominent parades, and featured on many popular recording artist tracks.
The Morris Brown College Marching Wolverine Band continues to be known around the world as the Best Band in the Land!
The Morris Brown Band Foundation has always served in the capacity of helping our students academically and musically. Through our fundraising efforts it's our goal to assist the institution as it prepares and promotes students destined for a lifetime of learning and achievement in a global society.
Although the Morris Brown College Marching Wolverine Band is currently not in active performance, the Foundation is dedicated to providing support to our current students as we continue to embark on our journey to regain accreditation at Morris Brown College.
Alumnus Jesse Jenkins was the 1st Band Booster President for the Marching Wolverine Band.
Alumnus Clarence Banks (Deceased)
Alumnus Shirley Barlow
Alumnus Jesse Jenkins (2nd Term)
Alumnus Kelly Fanning (Pictured)
President of the Morris Brown Band Foundation
Shirley Turner (Pictured)
Current "Acting" President of the Morris Brown Band Foundation
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