The first event is the traditional Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 24th in downtown Huntington. Alumni Band members are invited to march with the current edition of the Marching Thunder or to watch the parade and support the university and the band.

The main event of the weekend is the Homecoming Game on Saturday, October 26th. Alumni Band members are invited to participate in the pre-game and halftime performance(s) with the current Marching Thunder. Participants will be offered two tickets to the game.

A complete schedule will be posted on the website closer to the event dates. Register today!

General Information

  • Alumni will be provided with two tickets to the homecoming game.
  • Only the performing members will be allowed onto the field for pre-game.  No guests will be allowed on the field.
  • The current Marching Thunder will perform the first half of pre-game through the big HERD spell-out.  Alumni will line up along the front sideline.  Once the band forms the “M” the alumni will move onto the field and get in formation.
  • We will play the National Anthem and Alma Mater together in place.  Immediately after the Alma Mater we will play Sons of Marshall from the beginning.
  • As the team runs out we will all play Sons of Marshall again from Letter A and taking the second ending.  We will immediately go into Fight On as the band marches off the field.
  • After Fight On, we ask that you immediately clear the field and find your seats.
  • Alumni will also be able to join us for our halftime performance.
  • Please wear green Marshall gear for the parade and pre-game performance.
  • Alumni are responsible for providing their own instruments.  Due to liability issues and the availability of instruments, Marshall is no longer able to provide any instruments.  Contact your local high school if you need assistance finding an instrument.
  • There is no reserved parking for alumni.  Game day parking will be available at various parking lots around the stadium for a fee.


Alumni Band Registration Form

Music for Alumni Band

A link to download music will be provided with your confirmation email to the email you’ve provided.

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.

April 15th – The Wind Symphony presents their final performance of the season, “Concert of Soloists.” Thank you all for attending.
You can watch the concert again here.

Thursday, April 22nd – Symphonic Band presents their final performance of the season, “Air, Land, and Sea.”

You can watch the concert again here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2021 Performance Schedule
This schedule is subject to change over the course of the summer
at MU unless otherwise noted)


11 Leadership Day Camp
12 Band Camp Begins
20 Freshman March (Drum Line Only)
21 Friends and Family Performance

11 vs N.C. Central
28 Kanawha Gazette-Mail Band & Majorette Festival Exhibition
18 vs East Carolina

9 vs Old Dominion
16 Tri-State Marching Championships
24 vs FIU (Possible Homecoming)

13 vs UAB
27 vs Western Kentucky

4 C-USA Championship (TBA)
Post-season Bowl Game (location/Date TBA)