Febr u ar y 26, 2019
Vol u m e 13, I ssu e 1 Post -Season Ed i t i on
Th e s u n dodger A p u bl i cat i on of K ap p a K ap p a Psi , Gam m a Ch ap t er
W h at d o es D r . B r ad M cD av i d h av e t o say ?
Ch eck ou t t h e season r ecap w i t h t h e Road t o t h e Rose Bow l by N i col e Pasi a
Th r ou gh Tr iu m ph an d Tr au m a: Road t o t h e Rose Bow l
am call times and lost instruments). After an
By Nicole Pasia
chance at the Rose Bowl rested on their
Traveling to Pasadena for The Granddaddy of them All is what every Husky Band member dreams of, but the events leading up to it this year have made the 2019 Rose Bowl a little
early loss to Auburn and devastating conference losses to Oregon and Cal, the Huskies were out of the playoffs and their performance at the Apple Cup. The band was apprehensive to head to Pullman to watch their team beat the Cougs for the sixth year in a row. But alas?
more meaningful for most bandsmen. Novem ber 22, 2018 The 2018-2019 season started off on a great
Thanksgiving Day 2018, a date that will be
note, with the Husky Band performing at the
forever remembered in Husky Band history.
Torchlight Parade and the Veteran-Alumni (VA)
What started as a normal trip over the pass to
game at Husky Stadium. This season brought
Pullman came to an abrupt stop as one of the
exciting halftime shows, including Broadway, a
buses swerved, flipped, and crashed on the
Jurassic Park show featuring a rad dance
side of the road. For many of us, myself
routine, and A Swingin?Husky Holiday.
included, that was possibly the scariest moment of our lives. While we recover from both physical and emotional trauma, through
Other parts of the season were not so fun.
all of this, with help from communities both
Right before pre-school drills, the infamous
local and nationwide, our band family
Utah pep band trip occurred (fraught with 4
became closer and stronger than ever before.
Members of the Husky Band watch the Apple Cup from their hotel in Moses Lake.
Pac-12 Ch am pion sh ip
that meant that the Huskies, and the band,
Only one week after the bus crash, most of the
secured their trip to Pasadena and the Rose
band headed down to Santa Clara to perform
Bowl for the first time since the 2000 season.
at the Pac-12 Championship against the Utah Utes. The pressure was on. Since many members of the saxophone and baritone sections were still recovering and could not march, several spots in the field show had to be filled. Luckily, several shadows and even alumni and staff members stepped up and learned their spots in just a few rehearsals.
Th e Rose Bow l After the holidays, the Husky Band, with almost all of its members together again, flew down to L.A. to get ready for the Granddaddy of Them All. Temporarily dubbed ?The Husky Merching Band,? members advertised and bought Rose Bowl merch, including Sophie Beck?s unique ?I Hate Band? shirts, which were
On game day, the band and spirit squads
a spin-off of a 1978 Rose Bowl band member ?s
performed at California?s Great America theme
park and even met up with the Utah band. Although Levi Stadium held a sparse amount of Husky fans, the band made up for it by cheering their team on and performing a successful pregame and halftime. After several frustrating, scoreless drives, the Huskies?defense held out and defeated Utah 10-7 in the lowest scoring conference championship game in FBS history. However,
Despite delayed elevators and lack of breakfast at the hotel, the band dove into rehearsals. The Rose Bowl offered many unique performance and leisure opportunities, including a performance at Bandfest, a dinner at the Universal Studios Boardwalk, a parade down Disney Main Street, and a (free!) trip to Disneyland.
The Husky Band performed at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
Game day not only included marching pregame and halftime, but the grueling six mile Rose Parade before the game. Band members alternated between downing bottles of water and heading to the bathroom to stay hydrated enough for the parade. After dozens of rounds of the drum yell, Tequila, and Everybody?s Everything, the band marched its way through a 105 degree turn and the rest of the parade route. As they neared the end of the parade, they were greeted by cheers from recovering from band members who had watched on the sidelines.
Brothers of the Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi met up with brothers from the Eta Chappter at Ohio State!
With free lunch from In-N-Out, the band headed to the Rose Bowl Stadium. The 105th Rose Bowl was especially unique because it was against Ohio State, Brad McDavid?s alma mater. The OSUMB put on a visually stunning Queen show, and brothers from Gamma briefly met and sang with the OSU?s Eta chapter. Husky Band put on one of its best performances and even caught several minutes of screen time on TV. Although the Huskies?comeback in the fourth quarter wasn?t enough to win the game, the band headed home to Seattle with new memories and and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Until next season, Husky Band!
Husky Band Members took a photo in front of the famed Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA
Ban d Click bait : Five Reason s Wh y HM B is Aw esom e By Caitlyn Rivera
There?s no denying that the atmosphere wherever the Husky Marching Band goes, is electric. Rain or shine, crowd or no crowd, the UW and greater Seattle community can always count on the band to bring Husky spirit to any event that it is present at.
Th e Gr eat est Set t in g in College Foot ball No other band in the country gets to play in a place like Husky Stadium. Set on the shores of Lake Washington, the view we get at every home game is breathtaking and I think it is safe to say that most of the band wouldn?t rather play anywhere else, because in this case, there truly isn?t any place like home. Husky Stadium holds approximately 70,000 fans at games that are sold out, which happens quite often nowadays due to the high performance of our football team. When that stadium is full, the adrenaline you get from performing in front of thousands of passionate Husky fans is nearly impossible to beat. And on every gameday, this is why I am grateful to be a member of the Husky Marching Band. Per f or m in g t o h ave f u n , n ot t o en t er t ain
Most of the members of the Husky Marching Band are not on a path that is leading to the This year, as the Oregon State Beavers are set career of being a professional musician, so I to travel to Montlake with their full band, I think think it is safe to say that most of us are there we should all reminisce on what makes the not for the sole purpose of entertaining UW Husky Marching Band so amazing, and here are fans, but we are there to have fun performing 5 reasons why! ourselves.
Th e lif elon g f r ien dsh ips you get t o m ak e There is nothing quite like the Husky Marching band when it comes to finding your community on a college campus. You have 240 people across a myriad of backgrounds, ideas, and beliefs who all come together under one community. Often times, it?s extremely difficult to find this on a college campus. So, when you do find a group like this, it is phenomenal and it creates lasting relationships that you?ll likely treasure for the rest of your life.
You get t o exper ien ce m om en t s t h at becom e legen d In the past year, the Husky Band has been there for many moments that will be forever cherished by generations of Husky fans. They are all so wonderful, where do I even begin? Well, first of all, we were all there to witness Dante Pettis break the NCAA record for most punt return TDs in history against the Oregon Ducks. In my opinion, I had never seen Husky Stadium so captivated by a single play on the field because it was such a beautiful moment in Husky history. Next, some of us were there when the UW Men?s basketball team, following a 9-22 season, upset two ranked teams in the same week. And, as some of you may remember, UW shocked #9 Arizona on a 3-pt buzzer beater from then Junior, Dominic Green. To say that Alaska Airlines Arena was hyped after that would be a massive understatement. And finally, in the spring, the band was able to witness UW Softball?s campaign to return to the College World Series yet again.
So you t h in k you r ban d can dan ce? There is no other band in the country that can break it down like the Husky Band. From the Louie-Louie backbend to ?loose booty,? the dance moves of the Husky Band capture the hearts of fans wherever they go. And their dance moves, above all else, is what I think makes the Husky Marching Band the most unique band in the country.
Wh at t o Do Now t h at Ban d is Over By Dylan Majewski
learn about? Clubs range from academic to professional to just plain entertainment, like sports and arts. To see what?s out there, you
Now that marching band is over, what is
can check the HUB website for a list of
there to do? Band may as well have been our
?Registered Student Organizations? (RSOs),
whole lives in Fall quarter when it easily
look at posters around campus, go up to the
could be a 20+ hours per week commitment,
booths at the HUB and Red Square, or ask
but now that?s all free time. Here are some
around to see what people are doing. You
things to do to fill the gap between Winter
could learn a lot and make some good
and Spring quarters:
DO MORE BAND Yes, you can do band when band is over. There are plenty of ensembles on campus, from non-audition groups with Dan and Shayna to the high-level Symphonic Band to Jazz groups. There is something for everyone at all levels of engagement. GET SWOLE For a lot of people, band was their only form of exercise. Now that it?s over, getting soft and suffering the consequences at the next PSDs is a real issue. Instead, you can work out in a variety of other ways. Just being a student at UW gives you full access to the IMA, which is a great place to lift, swim, climb, and play intramural sports. You can also JOIN A CLUB
independently bike and jog along the
It would be surprising if band was your sole
Burke-Gilman trail, which is a flat walking and
interest in life, so why not join a club for
biking path that stretches from Ballard to
something else you enjoy doing or want to
Bothell that runs through campus.
LEARN ABOUT A MAJOR Especially for those interested in ?capacity constrained? majors, knowing what you need to do in college can be difficult. Luckily, many departments have outreach events, clubs, and career fairs that allow you to learn what they're about. Search on a department's website or see if any friends know how to get involved and where you can go to for questions.
HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS This may seem obvious, but once band ends, you might stop seeing people face to face every day and have to make a little effort to keep in contact and see each other. With your friends, you can do all the activities above and discover things together!
EXPLORE SEATTLE UW isn't in a small college town; there's a whole city to discover! With your university-provided UPASS for buses and light rail, you can get anywhere in the area. Buy handmade goods at Pike Place Market, make a campfire at Golden Gardens Beach, try all the food in the International District: the possibilities are endless! An insider tip: If you are under the age of 20, sign up for Teentix for free. It can get you into arts events like like the Opera or Museums for just $5!
M eet t h e Hu sk y M ar ch in g Ban d Feat u r e Tw ir ler : JaZee Gr if f it h
Wh y did you ch oose t o go t o UW f or sch ool? I was raised cheering on the Huskies, always dreaming of attending the UW and twirling for them. When I was seven, I first witnessed an alumna feature twirler, Amy, perform. Since then, I have been inspired by alumnae twirlers from the UW to keep pursuing that dream. When visiting the school, not only was I first fascinated by it's beautiful campus, but by the UW's excellent Foster School of Business program. Living in Seattle also allowed me to experience a bigger city with a diverse environment, as well as stay a little closer to home. The best part is the sense of community that Seattle brought, from the amazing band family to my sorority family, which made me feel like I belonged here.
Wh en did you st ar t t w ir lin g an d w h at m ade you st ick w it h it ? I began twirling 15 years ago. My sister was Wh at is you r year in sch ool an d m ajor ?
the one who got me into it when she watched
I am a freshman and plan on majoring in
majorettes in a parade. My love for twirling is
what made me stick with it. It is a passion that allows me to escape from any stress and focus one thing, my baton. I love performing and
Wh er e ar e you f r om ? I am from Pasco, WA.
challenging myself with learning new baton tricks. Twirling has created so many opportunities for me to learn new things and
Wh at is t h e st or y beh in d you r n am e?
meet people from different parts of the country. I am so thankful and honored to
The story behind my name is unique. I am
represent the UW as their feature twirler and
named after my parents, Jack and Zana. Their
have the wonderful Husky Band family by my
two middle initials, both e, make the double 'e'
side as we share our passion with others.
Wh at is you r f avor it e par t of gam eday?
alfredo with tortellini or fettuccine.
My favorite part of game day is third quarter. I love being able to go into the concourse after
Wh er e is you r f avor it e place you h ave
halftime and twirl up close to people. Seeing
t r aveled t o?
the smiles on fans faces when they watch the band perform and then ask for a photo fills me with so much gratitude and pride to be able to represent the UW in the way that I do.
My favorite places I have traveled to would have to be Venice, Italy and Croatia. It was my first trip with my family outside of North America, and it was also for the International Cup Competition for baton. Experiencing a
Wh at is you r m ost ch allen gin g par t of
different culture and learning about the
history was very memorable. The stunning
I don't really think that there is a challenging
architecture of the outsides of the building
part of game day for me, as I practice and train
was like a museum of its own. I just wish I
to be able to twirl on the spot. I enjoy
could have brought the food back with me, as
spontaneous performances and thrive off the
it was so delicious. I hope to adventure back
energy of the crowd. If I would have to choose
some day, and travel many other places as
one it would be trying to avoid people on the
concourse so food doesn't accidentally spill on me. Thankfully, it has not happened, but it is certainly something I try to avoid. (Or maybe it is performing in a six mile parade and then doing pregame right after that. Exciting but challenging.)
Wh at h obbies do you h ave ou t side of ban d? Outside of band, I have quite a few hobbies. I love designing and sewing my own outfits, doing acrobatic arts, yoga, and cooking. I am also on the philanthropy committee for my sorority and enjoy volunteering at Seattle Children's?Hospital and raising money for them as well.
Wh at is you r f avor it e k in d of f ood? My favorite food would have to be chicken
Th in gs t o do in Seat t le
of food of many varieties, but there are even more options the farther you go from campus. Many of
This article is largely inspired by The Stranger ?s
these can be found by asking around or simply
event summaries, which catalogs nearly everything
coming across them on accident. There are even
that happens in Seattle. The back half of their free
whole districts that have their own food, like
magazine, their ?Things to do? app, and their free
Chinatown, Little Saigon, the Central District for
Arts and Performance Quarterly are by far the best
Ethiopian, and anywhere on the water for seafood.
ways to learn about what is here, no matter your
Here are some of my favorites: Paseo Caribbean
opinions on their journalistic style.
Sandwiches in Ballard, Beth?s 24hr Cafe by Greenlake, Kau Kau in Chinatown, and Bok a Bok
See t h e Sigh t s
Korean Fried Chicken or Annapurna Cafe, both on Capitol Hill.
Some people might think seeing the sights is only for tourists, but these spots are popular for a reason. Walking around is a great way to discover small and secret places such as quaint, niche stores, weird public art, and the best cafes. Pike Place Market (including the lower levels and Post Alley), Downtown Fremont, Seattle Center, and the waterfront, among other places, are excellent to visit just to wander around to find all the nooks and crannies.
Appr eciat e t h e Ar t s Seattle is chock full of museums, art galleries, and some of the best classical performance in the country. This is a large category, but many of these things that can be seen are surprisingly cheap or even free. Many museums are free to visit on the first Thursday or Saturday of the month, including the Seattle Art Museum, the Museum of Pop Culture, Living Computers Museum, and the Museum of Flight. In the case of classical performance, the face value of tickets may seem pricey, but here?s a hack: Teentix. It?s a free card that allows anyone 19 and younger to go to nearly anything art-related in Seattle for $5, including the Eat Som e Food
Opera, Symphony, Museums, and the 5th Avenue Theatre. And if you?re over that age, many places
To many people from outside of Seattle, The Ave
also have 2-for-$10 Sunday?s that allow a Teentix
alone may seem to have an overwhelming amount
holder to bring someone over that age for another
$5. However, many high-profile performances, such as Broadway performances at the Paramount, are not included as a part of Teentix.
Go t o a Con cer t Maybe the Opera isn?t your thing and you?d like to see something more modern. Luckily, Seattle has a great music scene with tons of performances every week. Of course there are big names that come through, but those are often in the biggest, most packed venues with tickets in the range of $50-100.
There are tons of small groups performing in small, more intimate venues with cheap tickets or even free admission. And don?t fret if you think all places are 21+, there are many spots that are all ages; the best way to find these is to check online or get The Stranger Magazine and find ones with a little A next to them.
KKY In t er view w it h Dr . Br ad M cDavid
What is your primary instrument? Why did you choose that instrument? What is your favourite instrument to play? I majored in tuba although my favorite instrument to play, I would have to admit, is probably the euphonium since it gets more solos than the tuba does (and is easier to carry!) ?
At what point did you decide to pursue music as a career? What was your reasoning? As I recall, I believe I decided as early as my sophomore year in high school that I wanted to major in music and become a band director. My rationale for the decision was basically because I was highly influenced by my elementary, junior high and high school directors plus I found myself enjoying band more than any other discipline.
What is your name, where did you do your undergrad and postgrad, and what did you study? (What chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi were you active in?) My name is Brad McDavid I first ?pledged? (as it was called in those days) KKY in 1981 as a freshman at Ohio State. I was an active member of Eta until graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor?s Degree in Music Education. I received my MM in Music Ed (with an emphasis in conducting) from Arizona State University on 1990. I reactivated my membership when I started my doctorate at Purdue and was a member of Gamma Pi from ?91-?92. I also maintained my active membership while finishing my coursework for my doctorate at Ohio State from ?92-?94. I ultimately left Ohio State early to take the position here at the UW and finished my PhD in 1999.
2018 marks your 25th year with the Husky Marching Band. How has the Band and your position changed over the years? What has stayed the same? The size of the band is probably the biggest change from my first year because the style of the band has not changed. When I first arrived in ?94, the band was one of the smallest in the conference at 160. The Athletic Director approved my proposal to eventually increase the size to 240. The band was at 180 during the ?95 and ?96 seasons. It increased to 192 during the ?97 and ?98 seasons and has been at the current size of 240 ever since the ?99 season. The 240 figure was arrived upon because at the time of my proposal, that was the average size of bands in the conference. The biggest change to my position would probably be my decision in ?09 to stop conducting the Symphonic Band and the 3rd Jazz Band so I could spend more time with my wife and young son.
What brought you to UW Seattle? Why did you choose this school over other schools?
What hobbies do you pursue in your spare time? Enjoying time with my wife and son!
That?s easy ? the style of the Husky Band! I have always had a deep appreciation for traditional style marching bands, which was why I also chose to go to the colleges that I attended. While teaching high school, I had ?corps style? high school bands because that is basically the predominant style that the high school band adjudicators know how to critique and score so since the late 70s if you wanted your high school band to have any success in competitions, you had to be a corps-style band. So when the Director of Athletic Bands position opened up at the UW just as I was finishing my PhD coursework, knowing that the UW had a traditional style marching band, I jumped at the chance to be the next director! What advice do you have for the rookies for this upcoming season? No matter what the style or culture was of your high school band, embrace all that the HMB has to offer. It will be the ?icing on the cake? to your years here at the U-Dub!
What is something unique about yourself that most students don?t know? As much as I love to eat, there are only 3 foods on the planet that I absolutely detest ? liver, olives and ? guacamole!
What is your least favourite Husky Band trip? Why? The Sun Bowl. 1) Because we?ve gone way too many times and 2) because there is NOTHING sunny about it!
We already asked about the rookies, what advice do you have for veterans/upperclassmen for this upcoming marching season? The relationships you forge in the Husky Band will likely be the relationships you will maintain the rest of your life. Cherish them and nurture them! Gamma is honored to have you as our Chapter Sponsor. What would you like to see change in Gamma? What would you like to see stay the same? Do you have anything you would like to say to people on the fence about joining the Fraternity? You asked earlier what has changed in my position over the last 25 years, the growth and development of Gamma is another facet that has changed and all for the better. The chapter had just reactivated when I arrived at the UW. Given my love for the fraternity, I was thrilled that there was going to be an active chapter once again! During college I was exceedingly involved in the fraternity and had the great pleasure and privilege of getting to know and establish a friendship with KKY founding father, J. Lee Burke. I have frequently told Gamma and potential members that KKY was the ?icing on the cake? in regard to my college band experience, and it truly was. And being given the wonderful opportunity to see Gamma grow through some early ?aches and pains? to a chapter that flourishes and is annually one of the strongest in the nation has been one of my great privileges and pleasures. This is true both as someone who has always staunchly believed in the benefits of what KKY can bring to a college band program but also in regard to being given the opportunity to help guide a fledging reactivated chapter to what it has become today. What would I like to see change? Well, I?d love it if we could sing the chapter hymn without adding a bazillion fermatas!!!! ?
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