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: Please click here (LINK PENDING) to visit our NEW REGISTRATION SITE to register for Homecoming 2019.   Additional game and concert tickets may also be purchased here and we need everyone to please complete the information needed for a great Homecoming experience!


ATTENTION 2019 GRADS: Registration is free, please complete the Registration form for 2019 grads.  Please note that the Uniform requirements do apply to all Alumni, please see below.


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:


-- 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)



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)


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 (weather permitting)

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.  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


All Alumni who are marching must be on the field.


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


Lunch will be delivered for all registered Alumni to Memorial Stadium


Barry will provide detailed activities that the Alumni can participate in


March out from the Armory to Memorial Stadium

11:00 AM



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



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