BMB-Hosted Events

 

Sierra Cup Classic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sierra Cup Classic is an independent high school marching band field show competition, no longer affiliated with Western Band Association, hosted at the famous Bulldog Stadium by the Bulldog Marching Band. SCC was founded by current Director of Bands Dr. Gary P. Gilroy in 1997, and remains one of the premier field show competitions on the West Coast as it continues into its 19th year. Each year the Bulldog Marching Band gives an exhibition performance of one of their shows from the current season.

 

The 2015 SCC Information Packet can be found here.

 

Band Day
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each year the Bulldog Marching Band hosts Fresno State Band Day, an opportunity for high school bands from across California to find out what it's like to perform at a Fresno State football game. More than 1,500 high school students join the BMB to experience Bulldog Football in all its glory and put on an electrifying halftime performance for the Red Wave.

 

For more information about this year's SCC and Band Day, please contact the band's Administrative Assistant here.

 

 

Membership Awards

 

 

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.

Jason Cruz - Drum Major

 

Ritchie Clendenin "Outstanding Bandsman"

Presented to the member who achieves an exceptionally high level of musical leadership.

Ryan Vance - 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.

Sam Kennedy - Mellophone

 

Outstanding Marcher

Presented to the member who shows an intense level of marching ability and field leadership.

Kevin Vue - Trombone

 

Nathan Ray Memorial "Rookie of the Year"

Presented to the rookie who shows an unusually high level of performance and leadership qualities.

Kalvin Sirisukam - Trombone

 

Unsung Hero

Presented to the member that provides outstanding "behind the scenes" leadership and service.

Edgar Islas - Tuba

 

Outstanding Colorguard Member

Presented to the member of the colorguard that has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership qualities.

Kwone Robinson - Colorguard

 

Paul Shaghoian "Most Inspirational"

Presented to the member who is the greatest inspiration to the band and others.

Jazmynn Escovedo - Mellophone

 

Leadership Award

Presented to the member who demonstrates strong leadership.

Jason Cruz - Drum Major

 

Outstanding Percussionist

Presented to the member of the battery or pit who has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership qualities.

Theo Whales - Front Ensemble

 

Director's Citation

Dr. José Díaz - Past Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

 

Outstanding Woodwind

Presented to the member of a woodwind section who has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership qualities.

Lucia Montiano - Piccolo

 

Outstanding Brass

Presented to the member of a brass section who has exhibited outstanding performance and leadership qualities.

Ryan Rogers - Trumpet

 

Distinguished Service

Tim Johnson - Friends of the Bulldog Marching Band

 

Honorary Bulldog Marching Band Member

Dr. José Díaz - Past Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Alumni Awards

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