You may not know Don Wilcox, but you know his legacy. Every time the West Virginia
University Marching Band – The Pride of West Virginia – performs, traces of Wilcox’s
teachings ring through. Every time you see a woman in The Pride uniform, Wilcox’s
As the Director of Bands for 34 years before his retirement in 2005, Wilcox is
perhaps the most transformational band director in Pride history. It’s no surprise
to anyone that knows Wilcox, and the love his former students have for him, that
an anonymous $50,000 gift in his honor has been donated to The Pride of West
Virginia to support its greatest needs.