At the end of every marching band season, the Bulldog Marching Band holds an awards banquet celebrating the year's achievements. Each award is given to a band member who has displayed exemplary service or skill in their respective areas. Here is a list of the awards given each year, along with their description and most recent recipient
Lawrence R. Sutherland "Outstanding Bandsman"
This is the highest award given. It is presented to the member that is a top contributor to our total success and excels in every way.
Lucia Montiano - Piccolo
Ritchie Clendenin "Outstanding Bandsman"
Presented to the member who achieves an exceptionally high level of musical leadership.
Angelo Laberinto - Trumpet
Gary P. Gilroy “Family Man"
Presented to the member who contributed to the band's "family environment"; a member who adds to the BMB experience with friendship, welcoming everyone with open arms.
Brandon Pollard - Cymbal
Presented to the member who shows an intense level of marching ability and field leadership.
Leah Vicente - Trumpet
Nathan Ray Memorial "Rookie of the Year"
Presented to the rookie who shows an unusually high level of performance and leadership qualities.
Travis Morris - Cymbal
Presented to the member that provides outstanding "behind the scenes" leadership and service.
Jonathan Bravo - Trombone
Outstanding Colorguard Member
Presented to the member of the colorguard that has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership qualities.
Coy Zindel - Colorguard
Paul Shaghoian "Most Inspirational"
Presented to the member who is the greatest inspiration to the band and others.
Sara Kendrick - Saxophone
Presented to the member who demonstrates strong leadership.
Bree Cottle - Drum Major
Presented to the member of the battery or pit who has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership qualities.
Kenneth Xiong - Bass Drum
Dr. José Díaz - Past Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
Presented to the member of a woodwind section who has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership qualities.
Michael Coppedge - Clarinet
Presented to the member of a brass section who has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership qualities.
Angelo Laberinto - Trumpet
Dr. Joseph I. Castro - President of Fresno State
Daren Richardson Memorial "Honorary Bulldog Marching Band Member" Award
Javier Madrigal, Michelle Montelongo, and Jennie Quaintance - Sara Kendrick's Interpreters
The Norm and Patti Moglia Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band Alumni Award
Presented annually at the Homecoming football game to an outstanding Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band alumnus in an effort to recognize their outstanding service to the Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band. It is named in honor of the first recipients, Norm (tuba, class of 1959) and Patti (twirler, class of 1959) Moglia, who met in the band and later married. They have been tremendous supporters of the band in every manner possible since their graduation from this fine institution.
2015 - Dale Engstrom
2014 - Vince Keenan
2013 - Annette E. Doucet
2012 - Robert Thiessen
2011 - Anne Hendrickson
2010 - John M. Bliss
2009 - Larry Engstrom
2008 - Gary N. Deeter
2007 - Christopher Williams
2006 - Ryan G. Giannetta
2005 - Norm and Paty Moglia