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Husky Marching Band Sneak Preview

Tues. Aug. 14, 2018      5 p.m.

Club Husky at Husky Stadium

Former NFL tight end, Husky Legend and longtime friend of the Husky Band Cam Cleeland, ’98, joins UW football head coach Chris Petersen and Husky basketball head coach Mike Hopkins onstage at an evening of gourmet food, silent and live auctions and plenty of purple pride.

With Voice of the Huskies Tony Castricone serving as host and the Husky Band providing the soundtrack, it’s a can’t-miss event for Husky football fans and HMB supporters.

General admission: $45 online; $55 at the door
UWAA members: $35 online; $45 at the door

(Ticket price includes parking.)

The “Sneak” features live and silent auctions, gourmet food by Ravenna Catering and hosted beer, wine and soft drinks.

Last year, attendees raised more than $100,000 in support of our student musicians. Raise your paddle and join us for a great night of fun, food and music!

To efficiently process your auction bids, we will ask you to register your credit card when you arrive. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Louis Figueroa at

There’s more than one way to support the band! Enjoy a fun day on the links Aug. 12 at the Husky Band Alumni Golf Classic. You can also help the band by making a gift online today. Double the impact of your gift with an employer match: Find out if your employer offers gift matching today.


When Chris Petersen was hired after the 2013 season, no one knew for sure how long it might take to return the Husky program to the top levels of the college football world. It turns out, it took about three years.

In 2016, the Huskies had their best season since 2000 and one of their best ever, winning the Pac-12 Championship, earning a spot in the College Football Playoff and finishing ranked No. 4 in the final polls. They did it with high-achieving, young players across the starting lineup while also succeeding in the classroom at an unprecedented and sustained rate.

That success continued in 2017, as the UW posted back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 1990-91 and earned a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl game, finishing the season 10-3 overall and 7-2 in Pac-12 play. In the meantime, the Huskies posted a team GPA of 3.16, shattering the program’s record, set the previous fall.

Petersen, the only two-time winner of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award (2006 and 2009), compiled an exceptional 92-12 record in his eight seasons as Boise State head coach (2006-2013), including two unbeaten seasons (13-0 in 2006 and 14-0 in 2009) and two BCS bowl berths. He won five conference titles and posted a 57-6 record in conference play (WAC from 2006-10 and Mountain West from 2011-13).

Petersen and his wife, Barbara, are parents of two sons, Jack and Sam.

Headshot: Mike HopkinsMike Hopkins took over the helm of the University of Washington men’s basketball program before the 2017-18 season and immediately made his mark. He led the Huskies to their first 20-win season since 2011-12 as the Dawgs went 21-13 and 10-8 in Pac-12 play.

In his first year, Hop was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year becoming just the sixth coach in league history to earn the honor in their first year at their institution and first since 2006-07. He also picked up NABC District 21 Coach of the Year honors.

Hopkins led a team that went from 9-22 to 21-13 with almost entirely the same roster and helped guide Matisse Thybulle to Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, the first Dawg to earn the award.

Hopkins came to Washington from Syracuse University, where he spent 22 seasons alongside Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim. In 2015 Syracuse named him head coach designate, set to take over the Orange program after Boeheim’s retirement following the 2017-18 season.

“I’m extremely excited to welcome Mike and his family to Seattle,” UW Athletic Director Jennifer Cohen said. “His resume and reputation within the basketball community made him stand out to us, but ultimately it was his vision for Washington, his passion for teaching and developing student-athletes and his close alignment with the core values of our institution and department that made it more than clear that he was the right fit for us.”

He will be joined in Seattle by his wife Tricia, and their sons, Michael Griffith Jr. and Grant Richard, and their daughter, Ella Grace.

Headshot: Tony CastriconeSneak Preview emcee Tony Castricone was officially introduced as the “Voice of the Huskies” in August, 2017, and serves as Washington’s radio play-by-play host for football and men’s basketball. When not in the booth, Castricone serves as director of broadcasting for Washington IMG Sports Marketing.

A graduate of Ohio University, Castricone has worked in different capacities providing college football programming for Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, as well as the ACC and SEC conferences. Castricone took over for Bob Rondeau, who retired at the conclusion of the 2017 Husky football season.

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