Dale Walsh was a Tiger Band saxophone player in the mid-late 1970s, who also volunteered as an intramural referee. As such, while a member of the Clemson basketball pep band, he frequently disagreed with calls by ACC referees during basketball games, and would shout out his complaints to the refs by name. One of his classic moves was to hold up his eye-glasses and loudly suggest that the game officials might want to borrow them. The refs were well aware of Dale, and came THIS close to suggesting that he ought to shut up.
As a former Tiger Band quartermaster, he has one of three known surviving Guardsmen uniforms worn by the marching band between 1963 and 1978. He is a brother of Delta Chapter Mu Beta Psi music honor fraternity. Walsh compiled the 1978 edition of the Unhymnal. He currently lives in Manassas, Virginia and regularly participates in Alumni Band. As of 2013, he is the only Alumni Band member to have never missed a Homecoming performance.
As a long-time leader of the Boy Scouts of America, Dale was awarded the Order of the Silver Beaver in May 2009.
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