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The Ram Band is one of the highlights of Shepherd University. Known for its strong commitment to musical excellence and its exciting shows, the Ram Band is in great demand throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Ram Band is not limited to music majors and is open to all university students.

Fall 2021 marks the return of the Big Bad Shepherd Swing Band! Join the Ram Band’s Harlem Renaissance, Harlem 1940, as we celebrate our musical heritage with great music from the swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem Nocturne (saxophone feature), Minnie the Moocher (Jerel Parker, vocals) and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.

For more information about the RAM Band, contact director Dr. Hippensteel at
For music, forms, handbook, schedule, and Ram Band Reunion information please visit our unofficial website at