Each fall The University of Akron Bands welcomes all Alumni of “Ohio’s Pride,” The University of Akron Marching Band for the annual Homecoming Festivities. Members of the band rehearse with the Akron Zips Marching Band in the morning before the game and then perform during pre-game and half-time with the Akron Zips Marching Band.
We are pleased to announce that Alumni Band members who perform on the field will NOT need a ticket for entry into the stadium on game-day, effective Fall 2016. All other Alumni Band family members are encouraged to contact Adam O'Connell in the UA Ticket Office to request an "Alumni Band Family" ticket - 330-972-8291. Special thanks to our friends in the Department of Athletics.
All Alumni Band members in the Akron area, or coming into town on Friday, are invited to attend the 2017 Zips Marching Band rehearsal from 4:25 - 6:15 p.m. at Shrank Field (next to Shrank Hall).
See you all on Saturday, October 7, 2017 - GO ZIPS!
For more information, visit The University of Akron Alumni Band website.
The University of Akron Marching Band
|Time||Location||Event||Required / Optional|
|8:30 a.m.||Guzzetta Atrium||Alumni Band Registration Park in Lot 27 (across from Guzzetta OR
Lot 26 (North Parking Deck)
No permit needed
|9:15 a.m.||Guzzetta Recital Hall||Alumni Band Music Rehearsal / Meeting||Required|
|9:45 a.m.||InfoCision Stadium||Walk to InfoCision Stadium||Required|
|10:00 a.m.||InfoCision Stadium||Rehearsal w/UA Marching Band||Required|
|11:30 a.m.||InfoCision Stadium||Announcements / Dismissed *Leave Large Equipment @ Stadium||Required|
|12:00 p.m.||Gridiron (formerly BW3s)||Alumni Band Pre-Game Reception||Optional|
|1:50 p.m.||Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall||UA Marching Band Pre-Game Concert – Alumni Welcome! (Play Alma Mater / Blue and Gold)||Optional|
|2:15 p.m.||Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall||March to InfoCision Stadium CC-BH to ICS-SF||Required|
|2:45 p.m.||InfoCision Stadium||Pre-Game Performance||Required|
|3:05 p.m.||InfoCision Stadium||Kick-Off
Beat Ball State!
Seating during game – Section 103 with the UA Marching Band
|4:00 p.m. (ca.)
End of 1st Quarter
|Section 103||Meet UA Band Staff Prepare for Half-time||Required|
|4:30 p.m.||InfoCision Stadium||Half-Time Performance||Required|
|End of Half||Section 103||Meet UA Band Staff to return Equipment / Flip Folder (if leaving after half-time)||Required|
|End of Game||Guzzetta Atrium||Meet UA Band Staff to return Equipment / Flip Folder
(if staying to the end of the game)