The Green Brigade Marching Band is the marching band of the University of North Texas in Denton, home of the Mean Green. The band is open to all university students, but is curricular and integral for music education majors. The Green Brigade is one of approximately 40 student ensembles in the University of North Texas College of Music, a comprehensive music school with the largest enrollment of any music institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The band is critically acclaimed and has been featured as an exhibition band for numerous marching festivals — recently the 2008 Texas State Marching Contest and the 2012 Bands of America Denton Regional Competition.
One of several distinct traditions of the Green Brigade is to perform "You'll Never Walk Alone," from the musical Carousel, at the end of football games.
Directors and former directors
- 1945–1974: Maurice McAdow (1904–2001)
- 1975–1992: Robert A. Winslow, EdD (born 1931)
- Dennis Warren Fisher (born 1949)
- 2009–present: Nicholas Enrico Williams, DMA (born 1974)