UWAA & Husky Marching Band Alumni Newsletter

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Message from the Director

Brad McDavidSneak Peek at Halftime
We received such fabulous feedback on last year’s inaugural newsletters that we’re looking forward to our second year with great anticipation.So once again I’d like to kick off this summer edition of the newsletter with a sneak preview of the halftime shows the band will present at the home games this fall. Read more...


Sneak preview

Marching Band Sneak Preview
The 2008 Husky football season is right around the corner, so get set to cheer on the Dawgs! Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 19 for the 2008 Husky Marching Band Sneak Preview. It’s a pre-season bash open to former band members, supporters and members of the UW Alumni Association. Are you ready for some football?

Join the band and its supporters on Sunday, Aug. 17 for a fun day of golf, food and friends – all in the name of Husky Band scholarships. This year's tournament is dedicated to Andrew Mandel, '91, a beloved band member in whose memory a scholarship for drum majors has been established. Read more...

Gary Brattin Meet Graduate Assistant Director Gary Brattin
We're excited to welcome Gary Brattin to the Husky Band family. An accomplished tuba player, Gary joins the band as a graduate assistant director and is pursuing a doctorate of musical arts in wind conducting at the UW.  Read more...

Martha Chan Confessions of a First-Year Band Member
Martha Chan's rookie season as a piccolo-playing band member not only gave her an instant community of friends, which helped ease her transition into the UW, but also sorely tested her singing ability. Will she come back for a second season?
Catherine Watters Catherine Watters Is HMB's New Feature Twirler
There's a new twirler in town and HMB has got her. Incoming freshman Catherine Watters, of Santa Ana, Calif, has been named the band's Feature Twirler for the upcoming season. Read more...
Halftime show Making the (Halftime) Show
Halftime of a college football game is the marching band’s time to shine. Audiences look forward to an elaborate and entertaining field show, but few fans realize what it takes to put one on. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show. Read more...

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