UW Husky Marching Band E-news
April 2011

Welcome to the spring 2011 edition of the Husky Marching Band E-newsletter!

'Notes' from the Director

Director Brad McDavid
Brad McDavid

I find it hard to believe that we’re not only through another exciting football and basketball season, but here we are just a few short days away from the annual spring football game. It was great to see so many of you at the Holiday Bowl in December. After seven years of no bowls, I could not have been happier that our incredibly dedicated 46 senior band and cheer squad members were able to go out on such a high note (so to speak)! More...

Where Are They Now?

Doug Cheney

Catching Up with Doug Cheney
Aside from Ralph Mutchler, no one has arranged more tunes for the Husky Band than former Assistant Director Doug Cheney. However, what most people don’t know is that Doug was arranging for the band long before he became the arranger of such popular HMB versions of Everybody’s Everything, Louie-Louie, Celebration and Vict’ry for Washington II. More...

Featured Articles

2011 Husky Football Sneak Preview: Don't Miss It!
Spring is here, and that means Husky spring football!  Before you know it, the 2011 edition of the Husky football team will take to the field. Mark your calendar and join all diehard Husky football fans in August, for the ninth annual Husky Football Sneak Preview, proceeds benefiting the Husky Marching Band. More...

Purple Reign

'Purple Reign' Makes B-Ball Debut
This past basketball season welcomed the premiere performances of a new winter quarter contingent of the Husky Band we affectionately named “Purple Reign.” The group consisted of members of the Husky Band Drumline as well as the Pom Squad. More...

Twirler Catherine Watters

HMB Feature Twirler Finishes 4th
For the second year in a row, Husky Band’s Feature Twirler Catherine Watters won fourth place in the collegiate twirling national championships in Orlando. Additionally, Catherine took the Miss Twirl Mania title too. More...


Student Callers Give Band a Hand
The Husky Band is excited to announce that the UW Student Calling Program is conducting a phone fundraising campaign to benefit the band’s operating budget. More...

Wine glass

Join the Husky Band Wine Club
Silver Lake Winery and the Husky Marching Band Foundation are thrilled to announce an exciting and fun new fundraising venture to help supplement the band’s operating budget: the Husky Band Wine Club!

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Pride Point

For the 18th year in a row, the UW takes the top spot among primary-care medical schools nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report. More...

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