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Golden Graduates Brunch

Sat. June 1, 2019      10 a.m.–12 p.m.

HUB North Ballroom

Online registration for this event is closed. Limited seats are available.  If you would like to attend this event please contact Nicole Howard at

In celebration of enduring Husky connections, the UWAA cordially invites Huskies who graduated 50 or more years ago to this special event.

Share memories with the UW’s most distinguished group of alumni — you. Help us welcome the Class of 1969 into the Golden Graduates community, and celebrate the 2019 Golden Graduate Distinguished Alumnus, Frazer Cook, ’65, the former voice of the Husky Marching Band. You’ll enjoy signature cocktails, a hosted bar, a scrumptious buffet brunch and a “Bow Down to Washington” singalong with the Husky Marching Band, and hear from Knute “Mossback” Berger, senior writer and columnist at Crosscut.

Complimentary parking is available in lot N22 at the HUB. Disability parking is also available.

We can’t wait to welcome you back!

UWAA members: $30
General admission: $35


It seems rather apropos that Frazer Cook‘s father attended the first game ever played at Husky Stadium — the very setting where his son has since recorded a substantial chapter of Husky history.

For 57 years, Frazer was the voice of the Husky Marching Band. Through rain, sleet, wind, snow and hot sun, he announced close to 2,000 songs, from “The Star Spangled Banner” to “Bow Down to Washington” and “Tequila.”

In doing so, he become a legend, creating countless memories for generations of Husky fans who could not imagine game day at Husky Stadium without his golden voice. Says one former band member, “Game Day at the stadium didn’t really begin until Frazer started doing his sound checks.”

Frazer has made invaluable contributions to the Alumni Association and the University, and we are utterly grateful for his loyalty and all that he has done to enrich our Husky traditions.

Interview with Frazer Cook on Husky Marching Band website


Knute “Mossback” Berger is senior writer and columnist at Crosscut and host of the Mossback’s Northwest TV series on KCTS 9. He writes about politics and regional heritage. Previously he served as Editor-in-Chief of Seattle Weekly, Editor & Publisher of Eastsideweek, and as Managing Editor of Washington Magazine. He is Editor-at-Large for Seattle Magazine and has written two books, “Pugetopolis” and “Space Needle, Spirit of Seattle.” He is a regular commentator on KUOW-FM and a Rainier Club Fellow. Find him on Twitter @KnuteBerger or email at


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