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2013 Alumni Pep Band Weekend Schedule
Still waiting to hear back on a few things from the Athletics Department, but what I can tell you now is that the game is at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 23rd against Cleveland State.
At this point, here's what I do know:
- 4:30 to 5:30 - Pregame rehearsal in East Arena (just come in East/Q Lot side door)
- ~5:30 to ~6:15 - Pizza (they said they'd be buying us 5 pizzas and there's 26 people signed up for the band, so do the math...you might want to grab a snack before rehearsal or something)
- ~6:30 - start playing for pregame
The "Uniform" for the Alumni Pep Band is khaki pants with the Pep Band shirts. Anyone who has signed up via the registration form should have a shirt ready for them at the rehearsal (except for shirts 2X and larger...there was a problem with those, but I've already emailed the people that this applies to).
The Athletics Department will be providing t-shirts, water & soda/pop, and pizza for the alumni pep band, and (for those of you who were in the Homecoming Alumni Band this year) I promise...no marching.
Since that weekend is also the weekend of the Showcase of Bands, there will also be some things going on that you may want to attend involving that, for example, there's a WIU Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 PM on Friday, February 22nd. There's also concerts of the various bands at 1, 3, and 4 PM on Saturday, but if you're doing the Alumni Pep Band, you wouldn't be able to attend the 4 PM concert on Saturday anyway.
Also, that evening from 9:30 until 1:30 AM, Kevin Nichols' band, Iron Orchard, is playing downtown at The Cafe, so if you're staying overnight in town anyway, this might be something that many of you would enjoy going to after the game.
I'll post more information and send it out via email and the Band Alumni Facebook page as soon as I receive it. So keep an eye on those locations for info.