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Alumni Band Weekend

All Panther Marching Band Alumni are welcome to come back to Eastern this Homecoming Weekend, Oct.20-22, 2017, and join the PMB in the homecoming parade and football pregame and halftime performances. 

PMB 2017 Alumni Band Schedule of Events (Tentative)

You are invited to participate in as many or as few of the events below as your schedule and expertise will allow. 

Friday, October 20

4:00pm–6:00pm—PMB and Alumni Band Rehearsal on Tarble Field (This is optional - you do not have to attend rehearsal to participate in the halftime show.)

Saturday, October 21

8:45am–Warm-up in Library Quad

9:15am–Homecoming Parade line-up

9:30am–Homecoming Parade Begins

12:30pm–PMB and Alumni Band Warm-up in Library Quad

1:00pm–PMB and Alumni Band Pep Rally Concert on the Library Steps

1:10pm–March to O'Brien Field


The final schedule will be posted in September. 

If you would like to participate in the 2017 PMB Alumni Band please click here to complete the online registration form. Music and final schedule will be emailed to registered participants in early October.

A limited number of instruments are available for use. Woodwind players will need to supply reeds.


Homecoming Football Game Tickets

All Alumni participants can purchase two half-price tickets ($10) to the game. Participants themselves do not need tickets. Please indicate how many you will need when filling out the registration form. We will collect payment for these during Homecoming weekend.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Benjamin Druffel, Director of Athletic Bands, bjdruffel@eiu.edu.