Fresno Normal School was formed. Professor Arthur G. Wahlberg was head of the music department.
The first band was started. Mr. Author C. Forsbald was the dirctor of the band, which consisted of 36 members.
Fresno Normal School became Fresno State College. The school officially adopted a new fight song entitled “Fight Varsity”.
Sporting new uniforms, the FSC band traveled to the California Pacific Exhibition in San Diego were the feature attraction was “Fresno Day”.
The FSC band went to the San Francisco Bay Bridge to participate in a parader there they placed 4th.
The first Annual Band Banquet was held at the Hotel Fresno.
Elwyn Shwartz bexame the Director of Bands, succeeding Forsblad.
Russel Howland succeeded Schwartz as Director of Bands.
FSC moved to a new location on the outskirts of Fresno.
Dr. Ralph Rea became the Director of Bands, succeeding Howland.
Dean Killon became the Director of Bands, succeeding Rea.
Arthur Barnes succeeded Killon as Director of Bands.
John H. Martin became Director of Bands, succeeding Barnes.
Lawrence R. Sutherland became Director of Bands, succeeding Martin.
Fresno State College became California State University, Fresno.
Frank Bibb became the associate Director of Bands, and took charge of the Bulldog Marching Band. Dr. Sutherland continued to direct the Jazz Band “A” and the Wind Ensemble.
The marching band reached a high of 200 members.
M. Scott McBride became the new Associate Director of Bands.
Dr. M. Scott McBride resigned his position to become Director of Bands at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Bill Barbour became the new director of the Bulldog Marching Band.
Large budget cuts resulted in the unexpected loss of the Bulldog Marching Band program. Dr. Sutherland organized the “Spirit Band’ to perform stand tunes at games.
Dr. Gary P. Gilroy was hired as the Associate Director of Bands. He installed the Bulldog Beat, restarted the Bulldog Marching Band
The growing marching band participated in the Hollywood Christmas parade.
The marching band received new uniforms.
The marching band received a million dollar endowment from an anonymous donor.
The marching band traveled to the UCLA away game, which the team sadly lost. The marching band also traveled to the 1st Annual Silicon Valley Classic Bowl Game. The Bulldogs lost against Air Force.
The marching band traveled to their second consecutive Silicon Valley Classic where the football team lost to Michigan State.
The marching band received new uniforms and traved to their third annual Sillicon Valley Classic where the football team beat Georgia Tech.
The marching band once again traveled to their fourth annual Silicon Valley Classic where the football team defeated UCLA.
The marching band traveled to the MPC Computer Bowl where the football team defeated the University of Vitginia.
Traveled to USC for the football game. Sadly lost, but it was a lot of fun and the team and the band put up a good fight. The marching band then traveled with the football team to Mamphis, Tennessee for the Liberty Bowl, where the team lost to Tulsa.
Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland retired as Director of Bands after 38 years of service to the bands at Fresno State. Dr. Gary P. Gilroy was chosen to take over. Dr. Timothy T. Anderson was chosen to be the Interim Associate Director of Bands. SCC Show:
Dr. Timothy T. Anderson was selected to be the Director of Athletic Bands. The marching band traveled to Reno, NV for the Game against the Reno Wolfpack, and the Bulldogs conquered them 49 to 41. At the end of the Season, the band traveled with the football team to Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, ID. The Bulldogs beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 40 – 28. SCC Show: "Beyond a Mediterranean Heart"
The marching band traveled down to Pasadena, CA for the game against the UCLA Bruins, in which the Bulldogs won 36-31. At the annual University House performance on Christmas Tree Lane Fresno State President Dr. John Welty surprised the band with new uniforms. SCC Show: "South African Secrets"
The marching band adds some new flare to its shows with the addition of a new Dance Team. 170 members make the journey to Albuquerque, NM to support the Bulldogs in the New Mexico Bowl, which they unfortunately lost to the Wyoming Cowboys 35-28 in double overtime. SCC Show: "The Roman Gladiator"
The start of the 2010 season was met with great difficulty after the loss of freshmen tuba player Nathan Ray. On the night of September 4th, after playing on the field at his first football game in the BMB uniform, Nathan was tragically lost in a car accident on his way home. BMB members, along with Nathan's family and friends, showed strength in grieving and remembering the life he lived. In remembrance of Nathan, the annual Rookie of the Year award voted on by members was renamed the Nathan Ray Rookie of the Year award. The award also comes with a scholarship in Nathan's name thanks to an endowment set-up through donations and fundraising. Not forgetting Nathan, his tuba spot on the field was left open for the duration of the season. The band also helped the University in celebrating Fresno State's Centennial year. Centennial activities included the Centennial parade, Tailgate of the Century, and performing Centennial Tribute at the Homecoming game, which was composed by Fresno State Alumnus John Bliss. After 7 home games and one away pep band trip to San Jose State, 200+ of the BMB took the long bus ride to Boise, ID to support the football team in the Humanitarian Bowl. SCC Show: "Into A New Galaxy!"
Mr. Adam Wilke was chosen as the Interim Associate Director of Bands after Dr. Timothy T. Anderson accepted the position of Director of the Minuteman Marching Band at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. To kick off the year the entire band traveled to San Francisco to support the Bulldogs in Candlestick Park against the Cal Bears. To conclude the season 100 of the BMB traveled south to San Diego to support the Bulldogs in Qualcomm Stadium against the San Diego State Aztecs. SCC Show: "Dreams & Realities"
Many more years to come..
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