Leadership Announcements

Drum Major Auditions are now in progress. The first seven people auditioned on Thursday afternoon March 14 and the final three will audition on Monday March 18. Results will be announced by Tuesday March 19 so that we can get started with uniform fittings and the rest of the leadership selection.

As soon as the Drum Majors have been selected all members of the 2018 BMB will receive an invitation to participate in the Section Leader survey. In this survey you will be asked to nominate people from your section who you’d like to see in a section leader role. You’ll have the rest of this week to complete the surveys so that I can have the information to study during spring break.

You’ll also be asked to nominate people you’d recommend to be Rank Lieutenants.

I purposely waited until after Drum Major auditions to distribute this survey so you wouldn’t be confused by who might or might not be a Drum Major.

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Welcome To The New Blugold Marching Band Website !

Welcome to the new Blugold Marching Band website!

After nearly two decades of using the previous website, Dr. Dickerson, along with 2019 Blugold Marching Band Planning Committee, put together a sub committee to build the new website. After many hours of work put in by both committees and Dr. Dickerson, it is finally complete!

The new website showcases the heart and soul of the BMB to all, by providing information about the band and it’s extensive history. Members of the band will have full access to the site, including content that is password sensitive.

The 2019 season will mark Dr. Dickerson’s 20th year with UW Eau-Claire, and the new website is the perfect way to kick it off!


Special thank you and congratulations to the website committee , and a early congratulations to Dr. Randal Dickerson on celebrating his 20th season with the band!

Blugolds, prepare for glory!

Major Renovations Planned for BMB Storage Areas in HFA

BMB was just notified from campus authorities that we are the recipient of a major lab modernization grant for the 2019-2020 academic year. These funds will be used to renovate several areas in HFA that will be used for BMB storage and purchase a new drum line.

Shared Storage
The area between the instrumental and choral rehearsal rooms, commonly known as "shared storage" will be renovated to house only BMB instruments.

Drum Line Storage & New Equipment
The room that is currently used for uniform storage will be converted into a dedicated drum line space, complete with harness hangers and cubicles for cases. A wide door will also be added from the hallway directly into the room. Funds are also being provided to purchase a complete new drum line to replace the Mapex line.

Podium Storage
A new outdoor storage facility is being constructed beside the southwest loading dock to store the podiums. This will eliminate the need for bringing the podiums inside and will protect HFA floors. It will also provide easier access for rehearsals and for truck loading.

BMB Headquarters & Uniform Storage
A new suite is being created on the second floor of HFA which will house all BMB uniforms, merchandise, and off-season instrument storage. It will also serve as an office for the managers to work on roster, attendance, bus lists, and other documents.

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