U of I Band Alumni
HOMECOMING 2019 -- 151 is BIGGER!!
October 18 and 19, 2019

Come join your fellow Band Alumni for Homecoming 2019!   Last year, our 150th Anniversary Homecoming attendance was over 400 Alums!  We are looking forward to seeing all of you and more at the 2019 Homecoming.   

 

REGISTRATION:  Registration is now closed. You can still join your fellow Alumni at the Parade, Homecoming Concert and cheering on our Fighting Illini on Saturday.  Please check out all of the Homecoming events at https://homecoming.illinois.edu/ where you can find the schedule of events, links for tickets and more!

 

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.  Please go to the Campus Ink website at:

 

https://stores.campus.ink/11740_alumniband/shop/home to purchase uniform items.

 

Illinettes will wear a custom t-shirt and black yoga pants.  Please email Alumnettes@gmail.com for more information.

Colorguard will wear a custom t-shirt and black yoga pants.  Please contact Maureen Durack at maureen.durack2@gmail.com for more information.

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

FRIDAY PARADE UNIFORM

-- Blue pants or Jeans

-- FREE Alumni Association T-shirt  (will be distributed during Friday registration)

-- Dark Blue with no logo or Alumni Band Jacket (see Saturday uniform information below) if needed

SATURDAY UNIFORM (All activities)

-- Alumni Band Jacket

-- Orange Alumni Band Polo

-- Khaki pants

 

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

 

PRELIMINARY Homecoming 2019 Schedule (exact times are subject to change)

Time

Activity

Friday, October 18, 2019

11:00 AM

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

 

 

12:30 PM

Alumni Band Registration, HBB Library

 

 

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

4:30 PM

Band Alumni Meeting and Announcements

4:45 PM

Pizza dinner for Alumni at HBB

5:45 PM

Report to parade start near State Farm Center

6:00 PM

Homecoming Parade featuring the Alumni Band and Marching Illini.  NOTE CHANGE IN 2019: Parade starts at State Farm Center

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.  Tickets for registered alumni band members will be distributed at Registration (one ticket per registrant).  Additional tickets may be purchased via the Homecoming Registration form or 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

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.  

Saturday, October 19, 2018

 

6:00 AM

Alumni Band Registration at Memorial Stadium 

6:00 AM

Coffee and donuts at Memorial Stadium for all registered Alumni

6:45 AM

All Alumni who are marching must be on the field.

7:00 - 8:30 AM

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

9:00 am

Gather at Armory for pictures, rehearsals and time with the MI students

10:00 AM

March out from the Armory to Memorial Stadium

 

 

11:00 AM

Kick-off

After pre-game

Lunch to be served for all REGISTERED Alumni participants

TBD Post-game march to Education Building and Post-game concert

 

NOTE: IGNORE THIS SCHEDULE.  Parking has changed.  On campus Parking info has been emailed to participants

Homecoming, 2019

Following is the PRELIMINARY Transportation schedule for the Illinois Alumni Band members for Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.   Please check back for updates prior to Homecoming weekend.

Transportation Schedule for Friday, October 18, 2019:

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 19, 2019

Time

Location

transportation option(s)

Notes

TBD

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.

TBD

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!

TBD

HBB

Bus to Memorial Stadium

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

TBD

GSLC

FINAL Van/bus to Memorial Stadium

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

TBD

HBB

Bus to GSLC

 

TBD

HBB

FINAL Bus to GSLC

Timing may vary depending upon end of game.

 

 

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