The Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Marching Band is proud to be making its debut performance in the 2017 Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band draws its membership from the three largest universities from within the United States Pacific Northwest: The University of Oregon, University of Washington, and Washington State University. Under the direction of Dr. Brad McDavid, these marching bands collectively bring an impressive tradition of excellence to the world of American marching bands and will equally provide a colourful blend of colour and musical variety.
Dr. Brad McDavid is in his 23rd year as Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Washington. His primary duties as director of the 240-member Husky Marching Band includes principal field conductor, show coordinator, and program administrator.
Brad is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor and has led the Husky Marching Band on performance tours of Australia, China, Scandinavia, Japan, France and Italy. In 2008 he was selected to serve as the head artistic director for the 1700 member international Beijing Olympic Orchestra. In May of 2015, Brad was also selected by the Kansai Bandmaster’s Association to conduct a 7300 member mass marching band in Osaka, Japan.
Dr. McDavid is currently on the selection committees for the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Shield and Sudler Trophy awards recognizing outstanding high school and collegiate marching bands around the world. He is also the founder and director of the Washington All-State High School Marching Band.