DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Green Brigade Drumline has been named the No. 1 drumline in college football by Bleacher Report, a national sports website that compiled a top 10 list of college football's best drumlines.
"What's cool about this ranking is that Bleacher Report's recognition comes from the athletics point of view. UNT's College of Music receives accolades and recognition from many in the music field for everything we do, but to get this kind of recognition from the athletics point of view just shows that people inside and outside of the music industry recognize the great work our students are doing," said Nicholas E. Williams, director of the Green Brigade Marching Band.
The Green Brigade Drumline has more than 50 members.
In 2011, UNT's Green Brigade Marching Band was named the No. 1 "Best Damn Band in the Land" by Bleacher Report. The 360+ member Green Brigade Marching Band performs at various athletic events and marching competitions throughout the year and releases a CD of season highlights every two years.
About the UNT College of Music
The UNT College of Music is one of the largest and most respected comprehensive music schools in the country. About 1,500 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 40 widely varied ensembles and pursuing specialized studies in performance, composition, music education or music scholarship. UNT faculty members and students have made appearances on the world's finest stages and have produced numerous recordings, many receiving Grammy awards and nominations. Distinguished UNT alumni can be found around the globe, in top music ensembles, opera companies, universities and schools.