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UC DAVIS AT STANFORD Far and wide many have tried; no alumni do it better! The UC Davis Aggies take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, September 17, 2005 and hell yes, we’ll be there! Join the Alumni Band as we perform at the Aggie Pregame Festival. The event runs from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the IM Field South on the Stanford campus. Cordoned-off as the “Aggie Zone,” it is adjacent to Rugby Field on El Camino. The game begins at 7:00 PM. The Aggie Pregame Festival will also feature appearances b y the California Aggie Marching Band-uh!, the California Repercussions, Gunrock (The UCD Mascot), the UC Davis Cheerleaders, and the UC Davis Dance Team. There will also be a combined encore performance. We plan on setting up space for an Alumni Band barbeque and picnic. There will be grills and hopefully an awning, but bring your food and beverages. Vendors will also be available at the Aggie Zone. The Alumni Band will not perform at the game. Visitor’s Section reserved seating at $30 is almost sold out. However, General Admission is adjacent and tickets are $12 Adults, $8 seniors and 17 and under.

FALL 2005

HOMECOMING It’s the Mustang vs. the Mustangs, and we’ll be there enforce. The plan is to have a music rehearsal a week beforehand like last year with the usual Friday activities and Saturday craziness. Saturday, October 22, 2005 • Rehearsal in Music 105 3:00 PM (close after UCD Football game at ND State) • Food and beverages at the Buehler Alumni Center afterwards (provided) There is a slightly possible chance we’ll perform again on Amtrak from Sacramento to Davis for the Pajamarino on Friday the 28th after we’re done at the Silo (~5:00 PM). If we do, an e-mail will be sent to caamb-announce and a posting on the band website will be attempted. Please stand by. DAY SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT

Please join us as we celebrate this moment in Aggie history!


DATE 09/03/2005 09/10/2005 09/17/2005 09/24/2005 10/08/2005 10/15/2005 10/22/2005 10/29/2005 11/05/2005 11/19/2005 11/26/2005

Saturday, October 29, 2005 HOMECOMING 2005! • Marching Rehearsal begins at 8:00 AM at Russell IM Field East • The CAAA Pre-game Barbeque begins at 11:00 AM, at which we usually perform • Aggie Football vs. Cal Poly SLO at 1:00 PM, performing both halftime and post-game with the Aggie Band

MARK YOUR CALENDARS When we “wipe out the Hornet” they just seem to come back for more. The 52nd Annual Causeway Classic on September 24, 2005 features the traditional UC Davis Aggies match up against Sacramento State. Kickoff is at 2:05 PM in Hornet Stadium, CSUS.

OPPONENT New Hampshire Portland State Stanford Sacramento State South Dakota State Southern Utah North Dakota State Cal Poly (Homecoming) Stephen F. Austin Eastern Washington Northern Colorado

LOCATION Davis, CA Davis, CA Stanford, CA Sacramento, CA Sioux Falls, SD Davis, CA Fargo, ND Davis, CA Nacogdoches, TX Cheney, WA Davis, CA

TIME 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 2:05 PM 11:00 AM (PDT) 6:00 PM 11:00 AM (PDT) 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (PDT) 2:05 PM 1:00 PM

In this issue: _ From the President _ From the Aggie Band _ Fugawe Crossword _ Overseas Trip _ The Gossipmonger _ Various propaganda _ Feature: Band-uh! records for KZZO FM _ CAMB Budget News PAGE 1


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Right. The last time I wrote for this publication as AssMan way back in 2000, I tried so hard to be witty and interesting. After graduating, though, I realized that my level of wit likely bordered on insignificance and what the kiddies do really isn't all that interesting. Of course that sounds a bit harsh, but not far from the truth. The obscure band tidbits that seemed so interesting at the time simply had to be shared to the alumni who could easily relate to such happenings. Right?

Pointless drivel! Alumni don't need some pansy trip down memory lane by someone attempting in vain to justify the fact that he got suckered into being an ossifer when he could have had a normal college experience replete with fast cars and easy chicks (sigh). Alumni need information, dammit! So, on with the facts:

Well, now I realize that we actually have lives. So in this and future 1


The summer events have included the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco and the Fourth of July parade in Redwood City. Super fun! Cal didn’t make it to the Fourth of July parade because apparently they (continued on page 3)

New BOD A new board of directors has signed on for two years. Please heap abuse and praise on us as appropriate. Cheers, Jim Shannon ‘01 President 2



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Happy Summer! This time of year is slow as usual, peppered with MNRs and not a heck of a lot else. Since you last heard from me, we’ve survived Picnic Day. We did all new music and a tough show, but it came together and excited everybody as usual. Some guy’s pacemaker stopped working during our show and we almost had to mark time instead of starting the parade after the long show so that the emergency vehicles could get through… but luckily they worked it out so we could step off as planned. We were all worried our exciting show had done him in, but luckily he recovered. The battle was fun, business as usual, and it went until 11 pm. Stanford was the last band there this year; they wanted to stay until their bus had to leave.

Sign-up to be a member of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association The CAMBAA’s budget is proportional to how many of us belong to the CAAA. Go to and click the “Join CAAA today!” button on the right side of the page. I recommend the monthly installment plan for the lifetime membership. Even join at Stanford!

writings, my anecdotes and vignettes will be kept to a minimum. I promise to mercilessly squash any thought of reliving in writing that search party through the snow in North Dakota; the late night wandering through Indianapolis; or when the faculty director, out of the blue, asked if the previous poetry reading had been supplied with enough cups.


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3. Sac State _____!!! 4. Cymbals, cymbals, cymbals! 7. Better late than ________ 9. Head Football Coach 11. The ___ of Marching 12. UCD Mascot name 15. UCD: Under Construction _____ 16. Hey band, what time is it? 17. They're NOT the water boys! 18. The ______ of the Davis Campus

1. Punt the ____ out of it! 2. University of New Hampshire ____cats 3. Friday afternoon before practice 5. Hack 'em with a _____saw! 6. "________ the enemy with all his might" 7. No freshman, the ____sheet is not like toilet paper.. 8. Southern Utah University _______birds 10. "_____ it far and near" 13. Oh, we had a little party down in... 14. Portland State mascot




KIDDIE REPORT (continued from page 2) couldn’t afford to get a bus to get there. Wow. Go ags! Our fundraising efforts have been excitingly productive… a lot of work, but very productive. We’ve raised at least $20,000. The barbecue on Memorial Day raised about $6,000, which was awesome. Also, a realtor in Davis donated $10,000. Pretty incredible! We also recorded the background music for Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani per The Zone 100.5’s request. They sent me an email asking if we’d be interested in doing a cover for it… they’d take us playing the song and have the label put her vocals over us play it on the radio. They thought it would be really neat, and they came to us to record it at Freeborn and it went really well. We’re all looking forward to hearing it. Football season is looking good so far. We have a couple home games to start, and then on September 17th we’re going up against Stanford, their field. Beforehand, there will be a tailgate party featuring performances by all kinds of aggie bandness, and then the game is happening at 7 pm. It’s going to be so fun! You guys should all come out if you’re in the area… it’ll be a hoot! Retreat will be held from September 19th-22nd. The weekend following that is Causeway, September 24th. Homecoming is the weekend of October 29th. We’re playing Cal Poly; our rivalry is something the athletics departments of both schools are trying to stir up, so it should be fun. The last game is the weekend right after Thanksgiving. We might need some alumni help because people will be at home for that weekend, but we let you all know. I’m writing this from the comfort of a cabin in the beautiful city of Lake Tahoe, accompanied by the council for 2006. We’re on a bonding retreat, and I must say after spending a weekend with these people that next

year is going to be amazing. We have a phenomenal group, and I see a really bright future ahead for the Band-uh. :) On that note, I want to wish you all the best and I would like to encourage you all to seek me out if you ever have any questions or comments. I am very easily reachable by email at h e m o e @ u c d a v i s . e d u or I really appreciate input that is sent to me in productive ways, and I can probably ease whatever concerns you may have. Take care, and lots of love! Holly Moe Assistant Manager (949) 521-2235


JOIN THE BAND-UH! The Cal Aggie ALUMNI Marching Band-uh! Renew those passports!! Refinance that mortgage! Beg the parents for that graduation present you’ve always wanted! And Join the CAAMB in a trip to sunny

COSTA R I C A Reserve the dates now!! June 24th through July 3rd, 2006. Cost is approximately $2100 which includes airfare, in-country travel, and 2 meals a day. Travel with old friends. Meet new people. Perform in exotic locations. Share the experiences of a lifetime! Interested?? Come to a rehearsal and informational meeting: Sunday, September 11th, 2005 105 Music, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (That’s the day AFTER the Portland State Football game.) Bring your instruments. Bring your stories from previous trips! Bring your interest and enthusiasm!!! And don’t forget to bring your checkbook. (A $400.00 deposit will b e required in September to guarantee the trip.) Now all we need is YOU!!!! Any further questions or to let us know of your interest, please send email to: or call 530-668-6478

The California Repercussions recently returned from our 8th international tour (Spain & Portugal) since our inception in 1982. The "Reapers" originated as a break-out from the Aggie Band, and membership is still about 50% former Ags. Current Aggie Bandsmen may have seen the Reapers perform in Redwood City for the 4th of July, where we have shared the stage at the Battle of the Bands for the last two years. We are always interested in new recruits with great attitude to flesh out the instrumentation and bring renewed energy to the band. All instruments are welcome, and we currently have a particular need for tenor saxes and clarinets. Catch our performances for several tailgate parties at the upcoming Aggie-Stanford football game on September 17th, and introduce yourself if you would like to audition. It's pretty darn cool to be able to continue playing great music and partying with your college band buddies "forever." FUGAWE!




THE GOSSIPMONGER Mark Harbison (Tenor '90) is selling exhibitor booth space for the California Mathematics Council of Community Colleges annual conference in Monterey. Details at <> David Bruechert (Tenor '87) and wife Julie (civilian although she would object that she was in the army) had a second baby, Rachel, on August 9, 2005. She weighed 5lb 13oz and was 19 inches long. Rachel joins her older brother Brandon, who is almost four. Adam Plain (DM 02, Sousie/Bone '03) and Renee Taylor (Net '04), are getting married on October 1, 2005 in Minden, NV. Gwen Brandon (Net '05), Katie Woodside (Net '02), Brett Smith (Sousie '00), and Sean

O'Leary (Drummer '04) will be part of the wedding party. :o) Lesley (Hom) (Pic '95) and Steve Kirkendall had their first baby, Charlie David on May 18th. He weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs, 1 oz. All are doing well. Catherine McMullen will be attending the University of Washington in Seattle in September. She is enrolled in the Masters of Library and Information Science Degree program there. She has received a scholarship f r o m the Montana State Library. Amy Kesler is now working as an Assistant Planner for Yuba County (Marysville). Scott Greene, '87, baritone, to marry Molly Wood (Cal Berkeley Band alum), September 24, 2005. This, I believe, is one of the signs of the apocalypse.



Sasha and Robb (Net and Mello/DM, ’04) moved out to a suburb of Kansas City called Lees Summit, Missouri. They are amazed by Midwest thunderstorms, surprised the people are so kind, and are getting great deals on gas and rent. So, when Fugawe readers decide they want to move out there, give them a call! ;) Steve David (Trumpet ’02) played a concert at Raley Field in West Sacramento with an attendance just shy of 10,000 people. The R&B group he plays trumpet with backed three of the headliners at the KOOL 101.9 Hullabaloo on June 11. There is simply no comparison when you’re amplified as such in a stadium. The Kiddie Band had an awesome plug on KZZO 100.5 FM Sacramento on August 26. The morning show premiered the Band-uh!/Stefani mix of Hollaback Girl” Holly referred to in her report. Go Band, and go Ags!!!



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The 2005-2007 California Aggie Marching Band Alumni Association Board of Directors: Jim Shannon, President Jeff Kwiatek <>, Vice President Steve David <>, PIO Naomi Roudman <>, Secretary John Fronefield <>, Treasurer Anna Wisehart <>, Librarian Ben Rizzo <>, Historian Sean O'Leary, Equipment Manager Travis Burns <>, Conductor To send Fugawe submissions, update your contact information (e-mail, snail mail, phone number), contact the ossifers, or whatever, you only have to send to this e-mail address:





MARK YOUR CALENDARS Homecoming: Saturday, October 29, 2005 Break the Record Night & Senior Welcome: TBA (pending Men’s schedule) Picnic Day: Saturday, April 22, 2006 And don’t forget: Overseas Trip information meeting: Sunday, September 11th, 2005 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Music 105 CAAMB rehearsal: Saturday, October 22nd, 2005 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Music 105



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