Don Haskell, who served as the announcer for the University of Arizona's Pride of Arizona Marching Band for more than 25 years, died Sunday after battling various illnesses for six months.
Haskell was an avid in the community, working with organizations such as Casa de los Ninos.
Haskell started his career in the 1970s as an associate producer at California Lutheran College, where he directed more than 65 productions, built a TV studio and started a campus FB radio station.
He then worked in Los Angeles as a professional lighting designer and stage director, spending his summers working at the UA Repertory Theatre.
In 1984, the UA brought him on as Associate Dean of the UA College of Fine Arts, and later began producing with the UA's drama department, as well as announcing the band.
Haskell also served as director of development and community relations at Casa de los Ninos.
Haskell was 68 years old.