BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Wesleyan College Marching Band will have some extra members this Saturday. Grafton-based rock band Empty will be performing at half-time with the band. The football game versus University of Charleston begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cebe Ross Field.

The band will also play an hour-long concert on the Wesley Chapel lawn beginning at 11:30 a.m. The community is invited to both events. Admission is free.

Empty’s current line-up includes Tiffany Bell (Vocals) from Clarksburg, West Virginia, John Bonnett (Guitar) also a Clarksburg native, Lilley (Drums), Dave Stevens (Bass) from Parsons, West Virginia and Jeremy Fowler (Guitar) from Grafton, West Virginia. Stevens and Fowler are two of the original founding members of the band.


The West Virginia Wesleyan College Marching Band is under the direction of Dr. Robert Palmer.


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2023 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan seventh in Best Value – Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.