Marching Wildcats boast over 200 members including instrumentalists, the Sophisticat Flag Corp, and the 14 Karat Gold Dancers. Known as "The PRIDE", the band strives to bring the finest in half-time performances to viewing audiences. The nationally famous 14 Karat Gold dancers are made up of select young ladies who exemplify exceptional dance skills, poise, and class. The dancers are featured performers in all engagements of the Marching Wildcats and occasionally perform as a solo act. The 14K dancers can be seen frequently in BET video clips promoting Black Colleges. The Sophisticat Flag Corp has been recognized as one of the most exciting auxiliary units in the south. The corp is known for its blending of traditional flag techniques with innovative choreography to create highly entertaining presentations.

The mission of the Bethune Cookman University Band Program is to encourage and promote academic excellence, instill a lifelong love for music and the arts in the university family and the wider community, and make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing leadership and life skills.