BMB Directors

Randal C. Dickerson, 2000 - present
Robert Bayless, 1999
Todd Fiegel, 1994 - 1998
Donald S. George, 1968 - 1993
Joseph Casey, 1964 - 1967
Dean Kool, 1963
Leo Christy, - 1962 
Robert Gantner, founder
About ...

HHH Metrodome, October 2008

History of the BMB

Recent Performances
Bands of America Super Regional Exhibition, Indianapolis IN 2016
Mediterranean Cruise and Tour (Spain, Italy) 2016
Bands of America Super Regional Exhibition, Indianapolis IN 2014
Asia Pacific Tour and Cruise (Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand) 2014
Mediterranean Cruise and Tour (Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel) 2012
Bands of America Super Regional Exhibition, St. Louis MO 2012
Venice, Paris, and London Tour 2010
Italy and Greece Tour 2008
Minnesota Vikings Halftime 2010
Green Bay Packers Halftime 2008, 2004
Youth in Music (Minneapolis Metrodome) 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Cumberland Marching Festival (WI) 2014, 2013
Naperville (IL) Marching Festival 2011
Greendale (WI) Marching Festival 2010, 2005
Lincoln-Way (IL) Marching Festival , 2013, 2008
Irondale (MN) Marching Festival 2006
Chippewa Falls (WI) Marching Festival 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Waukesha West (WI) Marching Festival 2006
Waukesha South Marching Festival 2010

About the BMB ...

Over the past decade the Blugold Marching Band has become one of the most active bands in the upper Midwest.  The annual season includes Blugold home football games, contest exhibitions, and other selected performances.  Recent performances include NFL and Blugold away games, festivals, stage shows and international peformance tours.  In 2003 The Blugold Marching Band went through an image transformation.  A new, more energetic style of marching was introduced. The unique marching style of the BMB combines the precision and artistry of drum and bugle corps with the high energy level of some of the great show bands of the south.  The result is powerful and exciting and is sure to enliven any crowd.

Randal C. Dickerson, Director
Dr. Randal C. Dickerson has been the director of the Blugold Marching Band since fall of 2000.  In that time the band has grown from 60 members to 300 members and has taken its place alongside the other outstanding ensembles of the Department of Music & Theatre Arts.

Dr. Dickerson is Associate Professor of Music at UW-Eau Claire, where he teaches instrumental music education methods, marching band procedures, supervises student teachers, and directs the University Band and Blugold Marching Band.  Before coming to UW-Eau Claire Dr. Dickerson was Asst Dean for Academic Affairs and Asst Professor of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  During his seven years as a high school band director in Mississippi and Washington state his ensembles were consisently rated superior and amassed awards from many festivals in the US and Canada.  He holds the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from the University of Illinois and both M.M.E. and B.M.E. from the University of Southern Mississippi.  A prolific arranger of marching band music Dickerson also maintains a busy travel schedule of adjudication and clinics in the U.S. and overseas. 


Dr. Ward Miller, Consultant