Welcome to the UI Bands Alumni - Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015

Our 2015 edition of the Homecoming Alumni Band is going to be fantastic!  Gary Smith and Barry Houser have put together an exciting show, selection of stands tunes, and a well-planned social experience for all of our band alumni!  We look forward to seeing you again!  The weekend date is October 23-24, the weather should be great, we will win the game, and the alumni band will share the field with our 2015 edition of Marching Illini!  We have a music rehearsal and the Homecoming Parade on Friday, a rehearsal Saturday morning, and then the Homecoming game in Memorial Stadium.  

You choose how you want to particiate.  


Attention Recent Grads (2015):   You can attend for free!   All 2015 graduates are invited to attend for free.  You will still need to provide the uniform items, but the registration fee is waived.   Click here to Register.


New for 2015 !

Friday will include the music rehearsal, a quick snack, parade, and then a reception for all interested alumni and friends. 

Saturday 2:30p Game Kickoff.


Homecoming Schedule | Friday October 23 

11:00 AM  Bands Alumni Board Meeting - Any interested alumni are welcome to attend.

1:00 PM    Alumni Band Registration | Harding Band Building

2:00 PM    Alumni Band Welcome and Rehearsal in Harding 141 | Illinettes, Drumline, Flag Sectionals

5:00 PM    PreParade light snack.  Move to Education Building to prepare for parade

6:00 PM    Homecoming Parade featuring the Alumni Band and the Marching Illini 

7:00 PM Reception with food and beverages.  Attendance is $15 for each attendee.  All are welcome -- bands alumni, friends, family, etc.  Temple Buell Hall on the South Quad, East of the Education Building.


Homecoming Schedule | Saturday October 24  

7:30 AM    Alumni Band Registration at Harding Band Building

8:30 AM    Alumni Band drill rehearsal at the Irwin Indoor Facility or MI Practice Field. Set and rehearse the “Block I”.... same for both pregame and halftime. You must be willing to do both. We will also rehearse the halftime drill and music.

10:30 AM  Rehearse Halftime with MI.  Rehearse 3-in-1 with MI.  MI continues rehearsal to 11am.

11:00 AM Alumni Band sets Seating Block in the Stands.  Rehearse pep tunes in the stands. 

12:00 PM Illini Walk and Pregame concert on the West Steps with the MI 

12:30 PM Box lunch with the MI at Harding Band Building

1:15 PM Set marching Block in Armory

1:30 PM Alumni Band March to Stadium 

2:10 PM    Alumni Band Pre-Game Performance

2:30 PM    Illinois vs Wisconsin Kick Off

     Half-Time | Alumni Band and the Marching Illini Half-time Performance 

     Post Game | March with the MI from the Stadium to the post-game concert at the Education Building



You may register on-site at the Band Building on Friday or Saturday.  However, there will be no way to set up an instrument, music, or lunch for you. 



You may participate in a variety of activities offered - whatever appeals to you.  Options include the following:

  • Music Rehearsal on Friday
  • Homecoming Parade on Friday
  • Reception for Alumni, family, and friends ($15 each)
  • Play in the stands during the game
  • Pre-Game Performance (must attend Saturday morning rehearsal)
  • Three In One Performance (must attend Saturday morning rehearsal)
  • Half-Time Performance (must attend Saturday morning rehearsal)


Alumni Band Instruments
Mellophones, Baritones, Sousaphones, and Drumline instruments will be provided to those who need to check one out for the weekend.  This will take place on Friday afternoon during registration.  
Seating & Tickets

The Alumni Band will receive complimentary tickets from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics for your contribution to the Game Day atmosphere in Memorial Stadium.  Extra tickets for family and friends are available in the stands behind the alumni band, and you may purchase these below.  Deadline is 15-October; after that check the Illini ticket office.



Parking will be available Friday evening near Assembly Hall, with van transportation from the NW lot to the Harding Band Building from 12:45 to 2:30.

In addition, there are campus lots open on Saturday - some near the Education Building.



Rooms are being held for alumni at the Wyndham Garden (formerly the Holiday Inn), 1001 Killarney Street, Urbana, IL  61801; 877-999-3223  or  217-328-7900.  The group name is UI Bands Alumni, and this block will be held until 30 days prior. 
Alumni Band Music  

All music will be provided in PDF format online.  We kindly suggest that you print this before arriving for homecoming.  If you prefer, the band can print this for you, but otherwise we appreciate your help in keeping printing costs down.   If you would like printed music or a flip-folder for this weekend, please email us.



Illinettes please contact Devon for uniform info:  http://alumnettes.com/contact-us.html   or   Alumnettes@gmail.com

For all other participants, the uniform will consist of the following:

  • Alumni Band Windbreaker (purchase below)
  • Orange Alumni Band Polo (purchase below)  (Women's Sizing help click here)
  • Khaki pants  

Ordering can only be done until October 4th.  If you don't have the official jacket and polo please substitute a dark blue jacket and orange polo or tee-shirt.



Email us at uibandsalumni@gmail.com  for more information


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Event Information
Friday, Oct 23 2015 at 8:00am -
Saturday, Oct 24 2015 at 11:00pm [ iCal ]

Look Who's Coming:
David Althaus
Ian Anderson
Mallory Anning
Joseph Anthony
Hilary Antosh
Bryan Bagg
Bob Bass
Daniel Bertermann
Thomas Bieber
Valerie Billing
Alex Binek
Brooke Blyth
Joseph Bonucci
Brenda Brak
Sue Bro
Chip Buerger
Scott Casagrande
Blase Cermak
Mark Clark
Karen Clausius
LaVerne Coke
Steve Corn
Becky Cross
Jim Cross
Angeline Deptula
Russell Dieterich
Mary Dimit
Karen Dumpelmann Bussean
David Dungan
Christopher Durack
Maureen Durack
Russell Duszak
Laurel Emmert
Stephen Enda
Christine Evans
Duane Ferrebee
Gail Ferrebee
Erin Feucht
Jason Folkenroth
Andrew Foort
Roland Garton
Martha Geppert
Robin Gergen
Guest of Michelle Loeffler Glittenberg
Melissa Gold
Gary Grant
Michael Greenstone
Dale Hallerberg
Chris Hammitt
Jenny Hanson
karl hanson
Austin Haskett
Gretchen Haskett
Robert Hauser
Megan Hoff
Scott Horsch
Larry Houtz
Samuel Huber
Peggy Huson
David Iffland
Edward Jenison
Libby Johnson
Rick Johnson
Glen Kaminski
Kristi Kaplan
Imran Kazmi
Thomas Keegan
Thomas J Keegan
Bill Kessler
Jonathan Kessler
Joyce Kim-Rohrer
Benjamin King
John Koenig
Nancy Krumpolz
Tom Kundmann
George Kwain
James LeGrand
Gabriel Lewis
Lawrence Lewis
Gary Livesay
Michelle Loeffler
Catherine Maloney
Alek Mann
Philip Marks
Tom Matyas
Lisa McCormick
Lauren McQueen
Bill Miller
Lawrie Music
Estelle Nicholson
Nicholas Nicholson
Alumni Band
Paula Novak
Elizabeth Nuss
Aaron Osborn
Jeffrey Pahlke
Mandi Patrick
Miriam Pendleton
Danielle Pepa
Jon Peterson
Stephen Pittman
Megan Polte
Jeff Randall
Joseph Rank
Claudia Richards
Karyn Riddle
Douglas Roberts
Anna Roeser
Anne Roloff
William Ronna
Lauren Rush
Charles Schlesinger
Paul Schlesinger
Cindy Schramm Mogensen
Richard Schroeder
Tobie Schroeder
Therese Schwerzler
Randy Sears
Susan Siciliano
John Simpson
Meghan Skief
Ralph Skogh
John Snow
Elizabeth Sotiropoulos
Tracy Spade
Max Spicer
Joseph Staats
Carol Stein
Donna Studenka
Kim Tallungan
Cynthia Tao
Craig Taylor
Katie Taylor
Will Taylor
Elle Thermos
Jon Toman
Randy Torbeck
Jeffrey Trimble
Ryan Tripp
David Trotter
Michelle Tschetter
Brian Tucker
John Tuttle
Laura Tyler
April Venzon
R. Walker
Alan Wesa
Debbie Wesa
Mark Wisthuff
Ryan Witt
Jan Wood
Ron Wood
Steven Young
Linda Ziemann
... a total of 156 guests.

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