The Sunday after the last regular season football game marks the annual Band Banquet. Edson W. Morphy started this tradition during the 1927-28 school year. The banquet allows the band members to look back at the marching season, swap stories, and celebrate a job well done.

Dress for the banquet is formal, yet skyrockets fly and the percussion section performs. After dessert, time is taken to reflect upon the season and honor the students. Individual awards are also presented to students who give outstanding effort all year long and represent the spirit of the Badger Band. After viewing a slideshow of the past season, the banquet traditionally ends with an emotional rendition of “Varsity” because for many graduating seniors, this is the last time they will experience the camaraderie of the band.