Founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 2011, Forward! Marching Band was forged in the crucible of the epic protests surrounding the new Governor’s regressive agenda. For weeks, we marched around the capitol in the snow and rain, gaining members and experience. Since that time, Forward! Marching Band has dedicated itself to maintaining that unique fighting spirit of the Wisconsin protest movement.

We believe in using music to help fuel social change, have fun, and build community. Forward! Marching Band is an ever-changing group of musicians. We play tunes from the catalogs of rock, klezmer, pop, labor, Balkan, New Orleans, and folk music. Our band consists of a diverse range of ages, musicianship, and abilities. We love costumes, silly hats, and spectacle! We share the duties of researching and arranging musical selections, directing and shaping rehearsals, costuming, and scheduling the band. Forward! Marching Band brings lively tunes to political protests, marches, rallies, parades, and community events.

 

BAND MEMBERS

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ANNA

Trumpet

CAROL

Trumpet

BRANDY

Trumpet

NORM

Trumpet

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MIKE

Trumpet

KIA

French Horn

STEPHANIE

Trombone

BRIAN

Trombone

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DAVE

Trombone

DOUG

Trombone

ALAN

Trombone

VAL

Flute

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SYDNEY

Clarinet

JANET

Clarinet

GREG

Saxophone

NANCY

Saxophone

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DAWN

Saxophone

JAKE

Saxophone

LAURIE

Melodica

JENNY

Melodica

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DAVID

Cymbals

RICHARD

Drums

JUSTINE

Drums

ADAM

Baritone

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DAVE

Baritone

JUNKO

Baritone

ALEX

Baritone

TED

Tuba

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PAUL

Tuba

LORI

Tuba

CHARLIE

Banjo

 

F!MB EMERITIVISTS

Our emeritus-activists making music in new places and spaces

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ANDY

Piccolo/Drums

SAM

Drums

CLÉMENT

Clarinet

ETHAN

Drums

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JANET

Saxophone

 

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