Video A new era for the UW Marching Band

September 9, 2019

Beginning a new era in Badger Band history, the 300+ members of the UW Marching Band take to the field at Camp Randall Stadium under the leadership of new band director Corey Pompey at the beginning of the Wisconsin-Central Michigan game on Sept. 7, 2019. Video by Bryce Richter


Photo: Wide shot of people, mostly wearing red, listening to band and watching cheerleaders

Fans fill Union South’s outdoor plaza for the the UW Marching Band’s first home-game Badger Bash performance of the season. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Pompey wearing dark suit and white gloves on platform with arms raised, surrounded by seated uniformed band members

New UW Marching Band director Corey Pompey makes his public debut during the first-of-the-season Badger Bash at Union South. Photo: Bryce Richter


Mixing classics and contemporary pop music influences, director Corey Pompey grooves to the beat as the UW Marching Band performs NSYNC’s Bye Bye Bye during the first Badger Bash of the season at Union South.  Video by Jeff Miller


Photo: Uniformed band members marching through tunnel

The UW Marching Band enters Camp Randall Stadium before the Wisconsin football team takes on Central Michigan. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Uniformed players passing uniformed band members playing horns

The band plays as the team runs onto the field at Camp Randall Stadium. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Band member with motion-W on cheek

A band member’s face is adorned with a little Wisconsin spirit. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Pompey in dark suit and white gloves standing on ladder in stadium

Preferring not to use a baton, new director Corey Pompey conducts with his own brand of intensity as the Marching Band performs its halftime show. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Drum major with baton surrounded by band members marching

Drum major Justine Spore leads the UW Marching Band in formation during the group’s halftime performance. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Band members cheering and pumping fists

Band members react as the Badger football team goes on to defeat Central Michigan, 61-0. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Band members in uniform making human pyramid

The UW Marching Band is built on a strong foundation of fun, teamwork and endurance. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Band members marching with drums and cymbals

Percussion members take to the field for the start of the UW Marching Band’s famous “Fifth Quarter” performance. Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Band members with trombones intersecting

Band members entwine their trombone slides as the band plays “Tequila” during the “Fifth Quarter.” Photo: Jeff Miller

Photo: Fans wearing read standing, singing, and pointing at their heads

Fans sing along as the band plays “Hey Baby” at Camp Randall Stadium. Photo: Jeff Miller