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.

See you all on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 - GO ZIPS!


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For more information, call 330-972-6919 or email

Friday, Sept. 30

Time Location Event Required / Optional
4:10 - 6 p.m. InfoCision Stadium 2022 UAMB Rehearsal Optional
6:30 p.m. Local restaurant (TBA) Alumni Band Social / Dinner Optional


The University of Akron Marching Band
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

The University of Akron Zips vs. Ohio University

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

Time Location Event Required / Optional
9 a.m. Guzzetta Atrium Alumni Band Registration Park in Lot 27 (across from Guzzetta OR
Lot 26 (North Parking Deck)
No permit needed
9:30 a.m. Guzzetta Recital Hall Alumni Band Music Rehearsal begins Required
10:30 a.m. InfoCision Stadium 2022 UAMB Rehearsal Begins / Alumni Band walks to InfoCision Stadium Required
11:30 a.m. InfoCision Stadium Alumni Band joins 2022 Band on field for rehearsal Required
12:30 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Rehearsal Ends / Photo Ops Required
12:45 p.m. Lots 8 & 10

Food Truck & Cash Bar
(Performing members of alumni band receive $10 voucher)

2:15 p.m. Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall UA Marching Band Pre-Game Concert – Alumni Welcome! (Play Alma Mater / Blue and Gold) Optional
2:40 p.m. Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall March to InfoCision Stadium Carroll - Spicer - Lot 10
UAMB Performs in Lot 10 at Alumni Tents
3 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Alumni Band Members planning to perform at PreGame meet on East Access Rd behind Visitor side to gain entry to the field. Required
3:16 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Pre-Game Performance on field Required
3:30 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Kick-Off Required
InfoCision Stadium

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

1st & 2nd Qtr Section 103 Join 2022 UAMB in the Stands! Required
Halftime InfoCision Stadium UAMB and Alumni Band perform on the field Required
3rd & 4th Qtr Section 103 Join 2022 UAMB in the Stands or depart as needed Required
End of Game Guzzetta Atrium Meet UA Band Staff to return Equipment / Flip Folder
(if staying to the end of the game)

Sunday, Oct. 2

Time Location Event Required / Optional
7-8 p.m. Zoom Virtual Alumni Band Social Optional