Alumni Band

Greetings Bronco Marching Band alumni!

2023 Homecoming is scheduled for Saturday, October 14th, 2023. Mark your calendars!

Excitement is high for this year’s Alumni Band as we begin our second century of BMB seasons! As in previous years, Alumni Band participants will perform with the Bronco Marching Band during pre-game, in the stands, and after the game.

Alumni Band Reservation is now live! Register now! 

2023 Alumni Band schedule

Friday (10/13/23)

7:00pm Bronco Marching Band Alumni Reception (Kalamazoo Country Club)

Saturday (10/14/23)

Due to required bomb sweeps prior to all WMU football games, the stadium locks down 6 hours prior to kick-off. This requires our stadium rehearsals to take place earlier than in previous years.

7:00am Registration/Instrument Check-out begins (Waldo Stadium/Seelye Center)

8:15am Alumni Band joins BMB on the field for I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo

8:35am Announcements

8:45am BMB dismisses for Gameday Break

2:15pm Pre-game Concert (Kanley Track)

2:45pm March-over to Waldo Stadium

2:55pm BMB w/Alumni Band enters Waldo Stadium

3:10pm Pre-game!

3:30pm Kick-off! Beat the Bobcats!

7:00pm Post-game concert

2023 Bronco Marching Band Alumni Reception

Last year's BMB Alumni Reception was a smash and we are doing it again! Join us and your BMB alumni friends for a great social event on Friday night (10/13) at the Kalamazoo Country Club. There will be light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Alumni will receive a complimentary drink ticket upon arrival. 

This is a great way to reconnect with those that you served in the BMB with and to meet fellow BMB alums from other seasons. Details will be published nearer to the event date.


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.


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.


It may be possible to borrow an instrument from the Bronco Marching Band. We have a limited supply and will accommodate the 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 or 1-888-4-WMU-TIX. Unfortunately, we cannot provide tickets for non-participating alumni.


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 Go Broncos!!