Greetings Bronco Marching Band alumni!
Homecoming is on Saturday, October 6.
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.
2018 Alumni Band schedule
Saturday, October 6- TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Below is the tentative schedule based on the usual homecoming day schedule. This schedule is subject to change once the exact kick-off time is announced and the day can be fully planned.
- 7:15 to 8 a.m.: Rehearsal at Waldo Stadium with Bronco Marching Band; Park in Lot 10 located behind the press box at Waldo Stadium
- 8 a.m.: All cars must leave Lot 10. Park in Lot 48 behind Bernhard Center for the game.
- 1:30 p.m.: Join the BMB for warm-ups at Kanley Track
- 2:15 p.m.: Pre-game concert at Kanley Track
- 2:30 p.m.: Depart for stadium with Bronco Marching Band
- 3:10 p.m.: Pre-game begins
- 3:30 p.m.: Kick-off!
Once the game is over feel free to join us for our Post Game Concert, including a performance of “Gal.”
Please pay close attention to all parking instructions and abide by them.
Rehearsal: Park in Lot 10 (behind the press box) like normal. Then proceed into the stadium and check-in at the tunnel area to the field (the area where we load trucks). After rehearsal ends, you must move your cars immediately.
Game Parking: With so many Alumni Band plus the size of the Bronco Marching Band, the grassy area beside Kanley Track simply will not hold all of our cars. Therefore, like last year, after rehearsal Alumni Band members should park in Lot 48. This lot is located behind the Bernhard Center and is still in good proximity to Kanley Track where we will warm-up prior to the game. It is also the only lot in which I could obtain “free” parking for Alumni Band members. Our 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 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.
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 (269-387-8092 or 1-888-4-WMU-TIX). Unfortunately, we cannot provide tickets for non-participating alumni. Those must be purchased from the Bronco Ticket Office.
Rehearsal attire is casual and weather appropriate. For the game be sure to wear your Bronco Marching Band Alumni Band jacket. If you don’t have an Alumni Band Jacket, just be sure to wear WMU clothes or colors. This year the Bronco Marching Band will be selling Alumni Band shirts too. I hope you’ll pick one up!
We are very excited about Homecoming and the Alumni Band this year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you soon. Bring good weather and go Broncos!