Welcome Bands Alumni and Friends !

The University of Illinois Bands have a wonderful history of both musical tradition and innovation.  The bands combine all the great elements of University life -- Educational challenges, school spirit, bonds of teamwork, close friendships, and good times throughout.  

The mission of our group is to support the Bands at the University of Illinois, to cultivate friendship among club members, to have fun performing, and to express our Illinois Loyalty.  We seek to serve these goals through a variety of musical, educational, and social programs.  Participating in Bands Alumni activities provides a great way to reconnect with old friends from your days on-campus and get to know new bands alumni .  You can also expand your social and professional networks, and perform!.


Everyone who has performed with a University Band is automatically a member.  This includes:

-- All Concert Band members

-- All Marching Illini instrumentalists, drumline, flag corps, Illinettes, featured twirlers, and other performers.

-- All students who portrayed Chief Illiniwek.

-- All Basketball Band members.

-- All Friends of the University of Illinois Bands are also welcome to join.  Just send us a note.



Membership is completely free.  

Events will be held on a "pay-as-you go" basis.  The fees for events will be set up to try as much as possible to break-even.



Activities and Events

- Alumni Band for Homecoming

- Concert Band Reunion concert

- Basketball Alumni Band

- Social events, golf outings, Illini sports getherings

…and other events that you help motivate! 

Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!



Your Illinois Bands Alumni Board

President Maureen Durack

Vice President Beth Nuss  

Treasurer  Rick Johnson  

Secretary Kim Witek Tallungan  


Please direct any questions or suggestions for improvements to uibandsalumni@gmail.com 


Many Thanks
to the volunteers who pioneered this website, especially Karen Ranney and Meg Griffin. They did a great job and we are truly grateful.