Alumni are an important and vital ingredient to the growth and success of the current Marching Band program. We hope that you will want to take advantage of the following opportunities for involvement.

Changes in the schedule for the Alumni Band activities on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2103
Dear MU Alumni Band Member,

Thank you for your interest in the Alumni Band and for sending in your registration form.  Due to a very low response we will need to make a few changes in our plans for Saturday.
We just simply do not have enough Alumni Band members registered to perform on the field with the Marching Thunder during the Pre-game show.  You will still have the opportunity to march in the Homecoming Parade with the Marching Thunder if you wish.  We would also like to invite you to sit with the Marching Thunder in the stands and play with us all during the game.  If you would like to play with us in the stands your family/friends that come with you would still need to sit in the designated Alumni Band section and must have a ticket that we will provide.

Please let me know if you still plan to attend and whether you will participate in the parade or play in the stands with the Marching Thunder.

The revised schedule that we will follow Saturday is as follows:

8:30 a.m.- If you would like to march in the parade with the Marching Thunder, please come by the Henderson Center Band Complex on Level A of the Henderson Center Basketball Arena to pick up your music for the parade and your Alumni Band T-shirt and cap.  The Alumni Band T-shirt and cap will be the official uniform of the Alumni Band in the parade and in the stands at the game.
9:15 a.m.- Full Band and Alumni Band meet in front of Big Sandy Arena (Civic Center) on 3rd Ave. downtown.
**We will warm up and set up the block band with the alumni band members mixed in with our band members.
10:00 a.m.- Homecoming Parade- starts at Big Sandy Arena, moves over to 5th Ave. and end at Marshall Football Stadium parking lot.
10:45 a.m.- Lunch for Marshall Band members and Alumni Band Members/family in the Henderson Center Band Complex Rehearsal Room- Level A
**For Alumni Band members that would like to play in the stands at the game, but not march in the parade please register at this time- pick up music, Alumni Band T-shirt and  cap.
11:30 a.m.- Walk-through Band  “R” meet with instruments and music by shed
Warm-Up and prepare to play for team’s walk to stadium (Sons, Fight On, Buffalo)- Alumni Band may join us on this if you wish.
11:45 a.m.- Team Walk with Band R performing (also Alumni Band members)
Be in full uniform including helmet, no plume.
12:00 noon- Full Band meet at practice field for warm up and march to the stadium.
The Alumni Band will march with us to the stadium.
1:10 p.m.- Line up block band and march to stadium
After we march into the stadium, members of the Alumni Band will move to the band section in the stands.  Their family/friends with tickets will move to the designated section indicated on their tickets.
2:00 p.m.- Kickoff- Marshall vs. UTSA
5:30 p.m. – Game over- approximate

Again, thank you for your interest and your support.  We will try again next year and hopefully have more response.
Please let me know your intentions for playing on Saturday.



Steve Barnett
Music Program Director
Director of Bands
School of Music and Theatre
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV  25755-2232

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