The purpose of the Bands Alumni Chapter shall be to promote the interests of West Chester University in all areas of academic, cultural, and social needs; to strengthen the Association through a strong network of graduates; and to increase alumni awareness of the University’s needs. In accordance with the University’s Affirmative Action Policy, the West Chester University Alumni Association does not discriminate “on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, religious creed, disability, or veterans’ status. Nor does the Association allow any forms of sexual harassment.”  –  WCU AA Bands Alumni Chapter Bylaws Article II. 


The Bands Alumni Chapter of the West Chester University Alumni Association is an organization that is dedicated to providing performance, networking, and fundraising opportunities for the benefit of its members, the band ensembles we serve, and the Wells School of Music. The Bands Alumni Chapter will focus its efforts on connecting and enriching members from the past, present, and future WCU Bands, promoting lifelong involvement with band, and enhancing the long-term growth and financial viability of scholarships and projects benefitting undergraduate WCU band members.


  • Updates for the start of the 2023/2024 Academic year
    We seem to be sharing most of our news via Facebook and Instagram these days, but we’ve updated the website with the WCU Wind Band schedule for the Fall semester (as well as RamBand Training Camp).
  • Bands Alumni Update 1/11/2023
    It’s been a while since we did a formal update! We have redistributed all of the information we had been putting into the PDF newsletters we were sending out into the website, as this newer platform is much easier to edit and keep up to date. Updates will come as needed and will be posted…
  • Bands Alumni Update – September 2022
    New Website, Social Media Presences, & Newsletter Format The feedback received from a review of our communication modes at the National Association of Alumni Bands Symposium showed that we needed to update and expand our online offerings to reach all of our Bands Alumni. Our members range from age 22 to age 90, so quite…
  • Bands Alumni Update – Aug 2022
    The Man, the Myth, The Legend…The Retiree!! Retirement of Dr. John Villella Dr. John Villella, ’76, M’82 retired from his role of as VP of University Affairs and Chief of Staff at WCU in the end of June. He’s a classmate to some of us, or maybe he’s your past high school band director, music…