Pride AND Performance
The new documentary "Pride AND Performance" follows first-year students Eduardo Rafael Leoncio do Nascimento, a cymbalist, Briar Swann, a baton twirler, and Ben Mackie, a mellophonist, through their first year as members of the Blugold Marching Band, one of the most active bands in the Upper Midwest.
The students' first-year journey is narrated by band director Randal Dickerson and the band's senior drum majors Nick Hansberry, Kara Metzger and David Lofy. The story follows the three freshmen from band camp to their first on-field performance at Homecoming and to the annual BMB showcase performance at Chippewa Falls High School. It illustrates the commitment and creativity that made the BMB a national leader.
The huge success of the Blugold Marching Band, as well as the production of the "Pride AND Performance" documentary, are made possible by the generous support of donors to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.
Invest in the Blugold Marching Band
Your gift in support of the Blugold Marching Band will help the band fulfill its commitment to excellence every time they take the field. As the band continues to grow, so do its expenses. The BMB relies on support from alumni and fans to continue marching from year to year. Gifts to the BMB provide support for new instruments, instrument repair, updated uniforms, travel to performances and exhibitions and much more. Below are some specific needs that the BMB has for the 2017-18 season:
- 4 new marching baritones ($2,000 each)
- 1 new set of tenor drums ($4,000 total)
- 150 new marching uniforms to complete the set