Did you know...Wake and District has a Coat of Arms? It was designed and registered by alumni band member Dale Challener Roe in 2012 and can be see on our Drum Major's (Jason Lane) baldric.
Historically speaking, a coat of arms is a design on the shield of a medieval knight. The symbols on a coat of arms are meant to represent the achievements of the person, state, or corporation to whom or which the arms were granted. Here are the symbols of the Wake and District coat of arms:
Divided Blue on the Right, Red on the Left* - These colors were chosen to represent Police and Firefighters
A Wake Knot Silver and Gold – The Knot was chosen for its name, one strand of silver and one of gold is because Wake and District intertwines members of public safety and well as civilians
On Black Bar, shaped like the battlements of a castle, lined in silver across the top of the shield – The shape calls out to the battlements of the castle
Three Silver Stars
* Right/Left is always given from the point of view of the person behind the shield
The part on top of the Helm:
Upon a Wreath Silver and Black
A Green Oak Tree with Gold Acorns – Raleigh, our Home City is known as the City of Oaks
Supporting a Shield of the Arms of Sir Walter Raleigh – And Raleigh, North Carolina is names after Sir Walter Raleigh
• D’ar Mairbh – Is a rough translation of, For Our Fallen, the Motto of Wake & District.