UW Husky Marching Band E-news
February 2012

"Notes" from the Director

Director Brad McDavid
Brad McDavid

Have you ever heard the joke about going to a boxing match and in between fights a hockey game broke out? Then you probably know what I’m getting at when I mention the band’s trip this last December to the Alamo Bowl. We went to what was supposed to be a football game but at times it looked more like a track meet, and the score (56-67) resembled that of a basketball game! More

Alumni Spotlight

As you know, I enjoy getting our e-newsletter readers caught up on what’s been going on in the life of a former Husky Band member in each edition. This time I decided to feature three band alumni who all entered the same profession: television news. The combined careers of former members Marvin Buenconsejo, Hasalyn (Harris) Modine and Brad Carl span almost 3 decades. I thought you’d enjoy their perspectives, both in regard to the television news business as well as their years in the HMB. More

Watters Captures National Title, Shot at World Championship

HMB feature twirler Catherine Watters (Photo by Dennis Hubbard)

The Husky Band is thrilled to announce that current feature twirler, Catherine Watters, captured the title of College Miss Majorette of America at the collegiate twirling national championships held last July at the University of Notre Dame. Says Catherine, "The title... More

News from the Band

Garry and Don

Forty Years and Counting
While the consistency in the look and sound of the Husky Band can be attributed to the fact that the band has only ever had four directors, that consistency can also be attributed to the longevity of its support staff. More

Lisa Buchheit

Welcome Lisa and Dan!
The Husky Band is pleased to welcome two fantastic new mebers to the organization. Lisa Buchheit joins us as Husky Band/Cheer Director of Operations. Lisa will be a familiar face to many of you, as she held a similar position from 2006 to 2009. Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position and we are thrilled to have her back. More

Upcoming Events

Brad and Sonny

Next Wine Club Pick-Up Party is Scheduled!
For those of you who have been inquiring about the next Husky Band Wine Club Pick-up Party, we have news for you! The Husky Band Foundation, in conjunction with Silver Lake Winery, will once again be hosting the event at the tasting room in Woodinville on Thursday, March 8th. More

2012 Husky Football Sneak Preview
No stadium? No problem! The Husky Band Foundation is working on securing a venue for this year's event. We'll have the auction, the food and the insights from our Husky coaches you have come to enjoy! Keep August 14, 15 and 16 open, and we'll get the word out as soon as Coach Sarkisian lets us know what date will work with the team's practice schedule. We'll be making announcements on UWalum.com, HMBAA.org and on huskymarchingband.com, so stay tuned!


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Pride Points

Did you know:

  • For every $1 in state funding allocated to the UW, $1.48 in tax revenue is returned to the state?
  • 1 out of 50 jobs in the state is attributable to the UW?
  • Every year, the UW receives more federal research funding than any other American public University, and has since 1974?

Upcoming Events

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