YSU Marching Pride

Trumpet player in Marching Pride

The Youngstown State University “Marching Pride” is one of the most visible organizations on campus numbering more than 175 members in 2019. In the midst of another exciting season, the 2019 Marching Pride is comprised of students of all majors.

The Director of Athletic Bands and the Marching Pride is Dr. Brandt Payne (bpayne@ysu.edu) while the Director of Bands at YSU is Dr. Stephen L. Gage. The 2019 Marching Pride teaching staff includes, Shannon Antenucci, Penguinette instructor; Rebecca Russell, color guard instructor; and Dylan Kollat, drumline instructor. Band photographer is Tom Markovich and the Voice of the Marching Pride is Matthew Vansuch.

One-hour-and-15-minutes prior to kickoff for every home game, the Marching Pride performs a pre-game “Ice Breaker” concert outside the Southeast corner of Stambaugh Stadium. During the Homecoming Parade the band is one of the biggest groups to participate. The Marching Pride also performs at all home games and a select away game. In 2019 we are proud to host over 20 high school bands to campus for different events throughout the season.

Membership in the Marching Pride is open to ALL YSU students regardless of major. In 2019 the largest number of academic majors in the Marching Pride are engineers. From engineering, finance, business, to nursing and music majors, a musical home can be found for all Penguins! For more information regarding the YSU Marching Pride, and to complete the online membership form, visit the Marching Pride website at http://ysubands.org/marching_pride. For specific questions and information call (330) 941-1834 or email at bpayne@ysu.edu

2019 Majorettes and Feature Twirlers


Featured Twirlers: Emily Rice and Brooke Schaefers. From Left: Daelyn Lazor, Jordan Record, Dominique Fortunato, Brittany Arcuri, Francesca Byrne, Hannah Koon, Vanessa Reilly (Co-Captain), Alexandra Mijavec, Harlie Silberman (Captain), Chloe Simmerman, Jillian DiCesare, Jordan Angelo, Michaela Huber, Chayton Watkins, Georganna Norris.