Green Brigade Marching Band

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Green Brigade
School University of North Texas
Location Denton, Texas, USA
Conference Conference USA
Director Nicholas Enrico Williams, DMA
Members 400
Fight song "Fight, North Texas"

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.[1]

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.[2]


Directors and former directors[edit]

  • 1945–1974: Maurice McAdow (1904–2001)
  • 1975–1992: Robert A. Winslow, EdD (born 1931)[3]
  • Dennis Warren Fisher (born 1949)
  • 2009–present: Nicholas Enrico Williams, DMA (born 1974)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Marching Bands and Drumlines: Secrets of Success from the Best of the Best, by Paul Buyer, Galesville, Maryland: Meredith Music Publications (2009); OCLC 298777388
  2. ^ Official site: University of North Texas Green Brigade
  3. ^ Marquis Who's Who in America (two volumes: v. 1: A–L; v. 2: M–Z), New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who
       59th edition, 2005 (©2004); OCLC 56976043
       60th edition, 2006 (©2005); OCLC 62401678
       61st edition, 2007 (©2006); OCLC 76942299