Alumni Band

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 2019 Zips Marching Band rehearsal from 4:30 - 6:20 p.m. (Location TBA - Shrank, Fieldhouse or Stadium).

See you all on Saturday, October 12, 2019 - GO ZIPS!


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The University of Akron Marching Band
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

The University of Akron Zips vs. Kent State University Golden Flashes

This information is based on 2018 Homecoming information and will be updated as soon as we have more information on game time, and other festivities!

(Based on Kick-Off - 3:30 P.M.)

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
10:30 a.m. InfoCision Stadium Walk to InfoCision Stadium Required
11:00 a.m. InfoCision Stadium Rehearsal w/UA Marching Band Required
12:15 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Announcements / Dismissed *Leave Large Equipment @ Stadium Required
12:30 p.m. Lot 10 (next to Stile Field House)

Pre-Game Homecoming Party - TBA

2:15 p.m. Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall UA Marching Band Pre-Game Concert – Alumni Welcome! (Play Alma Mater / Blue and Gold) Optional
2:45 p.m. Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall March to InfoCision Stadium CC-BH to ICS-SF Required
3:10 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Pre-Game Performance Required
3:30 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Kick-Off
InfoCision Stadium

Seating during game – Section 103 with the UA Marching Band
Overflow Seating - Section 101

4:15 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)