Alumni Band

Greetings Bronco Marching Band alumni!

2019 Homecoming is on Saturday, October 12

Excitement is high for this year’s Alumni Band and we are hoping for a big turn out! As in previous years, Alumni Band participants will perform with the Bronco Marching Band during pre-game, in the stands, and after the game.

Registration for Alumni Band for 2019 is now closed.

 

2019 Alumni Band schedule

  • 6 am - 8 am: Bronco Marching Band Rehearses at Waldo Stadium; Park in Lot 10 located behind the press box at Waldo Stadium. Alumni Band registration will begin at 6:45 AM.

     *Note: Please do not play instruments inside Waldo Stadium before 7 AM due to noise ordinances*

  • 8 am: All cars must leave Lot 10. Park in Lot 48 behind Bernhard Center for the game.

  • 10:00 am: Join the BMB for warm-ups at Kanley Track

  • 10:30 am: Pre-game concert at Kanley Track

  • 11:00 am.: Depart for stadium with Bronco Marching Band

  • 11:38 am: Pre-game begins

  • Noon:  Kick-off!

 

Parking

Please pay close attention to all parking instructions and abide by them.

Rehearsal: Park in Lot 10 (behind the stadium press box). Then, proceed into the stadium and check-in at the tunnel area to the field. After rehearsal ends, you must move your cars immediately.

Game Parking: After rehearsal Alumni Band members should park in Lot 48.  This lot is located behind the Bernhard Center and is in close proximity to Kanley Track where we will warm-up prior to the game. Cars will remain parked here until after the game.

Please note, you are welcome to park in other lots on campus, but if you choose to park in any other lot you must pay the fee for that lot.

Music

As mentioned above, Alumni Band members will join the Bronco Marching Band in pre-game, stands and post-game.  During pre-game, this means you will join us for “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” and the Alma Mater (singing). Click here for the music files.

Instruments

It may be possible to borrow an instrument from the Bronco Marching Band. We have a limited supply and will accommodate Alumni Band to the best of our ability. Please indicate that you need a school instrument in the registration form. Someone will be in touch with you to indicate if one is available.

Game tickets

Participating Alumni Band members will get free admission to the game and sit in the stands with the Bronco Marching Band. For spouses or other guests, contact the Bronco Ticket Office at wmubroncos.com or 1-888-4-WMU-TIX. Unfortunately, we cannot provide tickets for non-participating alumni.

Attire

Rehearsal attire is casual and weather appropriate. For the game be sure to wear your Bronco Marching Band Alumni Band jacket or WMU clothing or colors. 

We are very excited about Homecoming and the Alumni Band this year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact broncoband@wmich.edu. Go Broncos!!