Homecoming

Celebrate Homecoming with your fellow Bearcat Band alumni October 20-21, 2017! Join us for an optional rehearsal Friday night, followed by our reunion at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout where The Drum Major Society will be joining us to celebrate their 10th anniversary! On Saturday, march with us in the parade and on the field as the Bearcats battle the SMU Mustangs. For full information on the events & activities of Homecoming weekend, please visit the official UC Homecoming Website.

UCBAA Membership Information:

You must be a member of the UCBAA in order to march in the parade or at the game. You do not need to be a member in order to attend the reunion. All dues levels grant the member voting privileges in the UCBAA and a one-year subscription to the Leaky Bugle. If you would like to give an additional gift to support the Alumni Band, you may do so when completing your membership registration. All donations fund the general operations of the UCBAA, are tax-deductible, and will be recognized in subsequent issues of the Leaky Bugle. Become a member here: Click here to complete member registration.

Reunion:

When:   Friday, October 20 at 7pm EST

Where:  The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Avenue    Cincinnati, OH  45208

Cost:      $30/adult, $15/children 6-11, free/children 5 & under

Description:  The evening will include a cocktail hour, full buffet dinner, and a scholarship raffle. Please RSVP by October 15. Tickets to this event are first come, first served.

Register here: Click here to register for all Alumni Band Homecoming Events, including the Reunion.

You are not required to attend Gameday activities or be a UCBAA member in order to attend the Reunion. If you have any questions regarding the Reunion, please contact Jodi Geiman at 513-207-5285.

Information for Members Marching on Gameday (Parade and On the Field)

Membership Reminder:

You must be a member of the UCBAA in order to march on gameday. Click here to complete your membership registration.

Friday Night Rehearsal (optional):

When: Friday, October 20 at 4pm EST

Where:  Rockwern Band Center, 147 Corry Boulevard    Cincinnati, OH  45221

Description:  Optional full-band (including percussion) rehearsal. No registration required.

Gameday Activities:

When:  Saturday, October 21

Where:  University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Description:  Don't miss Homecoming 2017 with the Alumni Band! Save the entire date as we will rehearse, march in the parade, and perform on the field with the undergraduate band. Complete all necessary registrations and purchase all needed tickets by October 15, 2017.

Tickets for Game:

Marching Members:

Absolutely all marching members are required to have a game ticket in order to participate in Gameday activities. We have once again secured a discounted rate of $20 per marching member. No marchers will be allowed to participate without having a ticket to enter the stadium. Deadline for ticket orders is October 15, 2017.

Family, Friends, & Non-Marching Alumni:

We have secured a special rate of $25 per ticket for any family, friends, or non-marching band alumni who wish to attend the game with the Alumni Band. This tickets will be in a group and will be close to, but separate, from the band. This year Friends & Family Tickets will be in section 110. The Undergraduate & Alumni Bands will be in sections 110/111. These tickets are on sale now thru October 15, 2017. Please follow this link and use the promo code: ALUMNIBAND.

Jacket Notice:

Jackets are a required part of the uniform for Gameday. Anyone needing a jacket must place an order no later then September 25, 2017. The cost is $40. Purchased jackets will be available for pick-up at the Gameday registration desk. A small number of jackets are available for members to rent on Gameday for $10 and will be available first come, first served for those who have not purchased a jacket.

Instrument Notice:

The following instruments can be provided by the UCBAA if needed: mellophone, baritone, sousaphone, percussion. Mouthpieces, sticks, and mallets are not provided. Flags will be made available for any colorguard members who participate. Please be sure to identify your instrument needs when registering.

Gameday Order of Events:

6:30am - Registration, breakfast and instrument/jacket pick-up in Rockwern Band Center

7:00am - Music Rehearsal & brief UCBAA meeting (Rockwern)

8:00am - Percussion rehearsal - undergrad and alumni sections (Rockwern)

                     8:00am - Head to field to plot halftime positions (Marge Schott)

8:30-10am - Joint rehearsal on field with undergraduate band (Marge Schott)

Post-rehearsal - Time on your own

11:00am - Line up for parade (College of Law/Calhoun Street)

12:00pm - Parade

Immediately following parade - Lunch (provided) (Sigma Sigma Commons)

1:30pm - Catwalk & brief Sigma Sigma concert (FYI) (Sigma Sigma Commons)

3:15pm - March with the band Down the Drive into Nippert *MUST BE ON-TIME*

3:40pm - Pregame performance (on-field)

4:00pm - Kickoff

Hafltime - Performance of "White Rabbit" with undergraduate band (on-field)

Immediately following game - Return to Rockwern Band Center, turn in instruments, music, borrowed jerseys, etc.

Uniform:

Official UC Alumni Band red jacket (old or new version), Black slacks, Black shoes, Black socks, Official UC Alumni Band baseball cap (old or new version)

Music:

Pregame music forthcoming. Please note that we will be performing the Star Spangled Banner with the undergrad band, and they are using a new arrangement. Do not play the old arrangement that you have music for or have memorized. New parts will be provided for you.

Download music here on this password-protected page. For the password, contact LeAnne Anklan at carterlm1@gmail.com or check your inbox. Register here: Click here to register for all UC Alumni Band Homecoming activities, including Gameday registration, purchasing tickets for marching members, and ordering jackets.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

DUE TO SEATING RESTRICTIONS, WE ABSOLUTELY CANNOT ACCEPT WALK UP REGISTRANTS FOR GAMEDAY. ALL MARCHING PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE OR ALREADY HAVE A GAME TICKET IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. DEADLINE FOR ORDERING TICKETS IS OCTOBER 15, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding Gameday activities, please contact Jodi Geiman at 513-207-5285.