Music programs are a vital part of college life and culture. This is especially true here at Bridgewater College. Bridgewater College’s first band was likely a small string band formed in 1904. Since then, The College has boasted numerous bands, including concert, stage, pep, dance, symphonic, jazz, and our exhibit’s focus-the marching band!
As the brand-new Screamin’ Eagles Marching Band debuts in the fall of 2021, we look back to the forerunners who started it all: the original Bridgewater College marching band. Join Bridgewater College Special Collections as we present the older band’s rich and vibrant history and explore its connections to the new Screamin’ Eagles.
Exhibit curated by:
Meghann L. Burgess, Class of 2023
Stephanie S. Gardner, Special Collections Librarian
Taylor Baugher, Learning Services Librarian, Exhibit Web Developer
Matthew Cosner, Photographer
Dr. Christine E. Carrillo, Associate Professor of Music/ Music Department Chair
Barry Flowe, Instructor of Music/ Director of Athletic Bands
Martha Ray, Graphic Designer