HOMECOMING 2018 -- THE BIG 150
Registration is Closed

At over 400 strong, the Band Alumni are looking forward to an awesome Homecoming 2018!

Please see below for agenda and other information regarding Homecoming activities:

 

Homecoming Schedule

Time

Activity

Friday, October 12, 2018

11:00 AM

Band Alumni Board Meeting – Any interested alumni are welcome to attend.  Rehearsal Room in Harding Band Building (HBB)

Noon

Welcome Center tour for all Band Alumni and their families/friends: Alice Campbell Alumni Center.  Please ask for Joe Rank

12:30 PM

Alumni Band Registration, HBB Library

12:30 PM

Drop-in reception for participating Alumni families at the Harding Band Building, Room 167.

2:00 PM

Alumni Band Welcome

2:15 PM

Rehearsals begin – Illinettes in ARC; Drumline outside, Colorguard in Armory.  Everyone else in Rehearsal room HBB

4:15 PM

Band Alumni Meeting and Announcements

4:45 PM

Leave for MI Practice Field

5:15 PM

Pre-parade casual dinner provided for all Alumni Band and Marching Illini members at MI Practice Field (corner of First & Gregory)

6:00 PM

Homecoming Parade featuring the Alumni Band and Marching Illini.

7:00 PM

Parade ends near Krannert Center.  Please enter at Stage Door on Illinois St. and follow signs to rehearsal rooms where you may temporarily leave your instruments.

7:30 PM

Homecoming Concert and Introduction of Comeback Guests and Homecoming Court.  Tickets for registered alumni band members will be distributed at Registration (one ticket per registrant).  Additional tickets may be purchased from Krannert Center.

9:00 PM

Post-concert reception welcoming all current and Alumni band members and their guests.  Cash bar and dessert/snacks available.

9:00 – 10:00 PM

Transportation back to and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

 

Instruments may be left at HBB in the Rehearsal Room on Friday night.  You are responsible for picking up your instrument on Saturday morning and bringing it to Memorial Stadium.  Please see Transportation schedule if you need a ride.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

 

7:00 AM

Alumni Band Registration at Memorial Stadium (NOTE: Change in location)

8:00 AM

Coffee and donuts at Memorial Stadium for all registered Alumni

8:45 AM

All Alumni who are marching must be on the field.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Alumni Band and Marching Illini drill and music rehearsal in Memorial Stadium.

11:00 AM

Lunch will be delivered for all registered Alumni to Memorial Stadium

TBD

Barry will provide detailed activities that the Alumni can participate in

1:45 PM

March out from the Armory to Memorial Stadium

2:30 PM

Kick-off

TBD

March out from Memorial Stadium to the Education Building for traditional Post Game concert.

 

Transportation Schedule for Illinois Alumni Band

Homecoming, 2018

Following is the Transportation schedule for the Illinois Alumni Band members for Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.  Please note that we will have use of a school bus (bus) on Saturday and a smaller “turtle” passenger vans (van) on Friday and Saturday.  We ask for everyone’s patience as we support this complimentary parking and transportation. Please be on time so that your fellow Alumni can attend the events on time.  Thank you!!

Transportation Schedule for Friday, October 12, 2018:

Time

Location

transportation option(s)

Notes

10:00 am

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (GSLC) 2101 S. Prospect Ave, Champaign, West parking lot

Vans will run between Parking lot and Harding Band Building (HBB).

Van and bus will run continuously between HBB and GSLC until the last run at 1:30.

1:30 pm

GSLC

FINAL Van to HBB

Please arrive at parking prior to final bus/van departure

4:45 pm

HBB

Van to Marching Illini Practice Field at 1st and Gregory

Limited to those who need assistance.  Everyone else should plan to walk to the practice field.

5:15 pm

Marching Illini Practice Field at 1st and Gregory

Van to parade start

Limited to those who need assistance.  Everyone else should plan to march or walk to the parade start.

8:45 pm

Krannert Center

Bus will run between Krannert/HBB and GSLC

Timing to coincide with the end of the concert.

10:00 pm

Krannert Center

FINAL van to HBB and GSLC

Please be on time.

Please note:

  • If you miss the bus/van, there are MTD buses that run near the locations noted.  Timing will vary, please see the MTD website. Your best bet will be Uber or taxi if you miss the bus/van.

 

Transportation Schedule for Saturday, October 13, 2017

Time

Location

transportation option(s)

Notes

7:15 am

GSLC

Van to Memorial Stadium

Van will run between GSLC and Memorial stadium only.

 

Saturday registration has been moved to Memorial Stadium.  All clothing, instruments, flip folders, etc. will be there.  Please arrive early if you need to register on Saturday.

7:30 am

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (GSLC) 2101 S. Prospect Ave, West parking lot

Bus to Harding Band Building (HBB) and then to Memorial Stadium

THIS IS THE ONLY BUS THAT WILL GO TO HARDING.  IF YOU LEFT AN INSTRUMENT THERE ON FRIDAY, THIS IS YOUR BUS!

8:00 am

HBB

Bus to Memorial Stadium

IF YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION FROM HARDING, THIS IS YOUR BUS!

8:30 am

GSLC

FINAL Van/bus to Memorial Stadium

Please arrive at parking prior to final bus/van departure.

5:15 pm

HBB

Bus to GSLC

 

6:30 pm

HBB

FINAL Bus to GSLC

Timing may vary depending upon end of game.

 

 

Uniforms

In general, the Band Alumni will maintain a uniform and neat appearance.  Please note that we are subject to the requirements of the University as they apply to the Marching Illini members.  This includes NO CHIEF  clothing or items when participating in Band Alumni activities and performances.

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

Colorguard please contact Kristi Kaplan at kristeeone1@aol.com

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

FRIDAY PARADE UNIFORM

-- Blue pants or Jeans

-- FREE Alumni Association T-shirt with Customized Alumni Band Graphics (will be distributed during Friday registration)

-- Alumni Band Jacket (see Saturday uniform information below) if needed

SATURDAY UNIFORM (All activities)

-- Alumni Band Jacket

-- Orange Alumni Band Polo

-- Khaki pants

Questions?  Email us at uibandsalumni@gmail.com  for more information