As Dixie State’s premiere song and dance recruiting team Raging Red is charged with increasing the University’s visibility in the state, nation and throughout the world. Bringing authentic, honest and innovative performances to crowds near and far, Raging Red’s student performers spread the Dixie Spirit, and engage audiences in an inspiring way.
When Raging Red began in 2009 then-president, Stephen D. Nadauld could tell that campus needed a revival of the Dixie Spirit. Nadauld hired talented musical director Marrilee Webb who renewed the Dixie Spirit by honoring the well known Program Bureau, training students and taking numerous recruiting tours. During her tenure, Raging Red recruited throughout Utah, the Western United States and performance tours took talented students to China, Japan, New York City and Hawaii.
In December of 2018, Marrilee retired from her beloved Raging Red, leaving the program in the hands of DSU Dean of Students and Interim Director Del Beatty. During his short time, Del led the team over 10,000 miles, performing for over 15,000 people, and touring Central Utah, Southern Utah and Costa Rica as they fulfilled their purpose. During this time, Raging Red also had the opportunity to be a featured performance team at the Clark County Fair in Logandale, Nevada.