The Panther Marching Band and Basketball Band is committed to giving back to our community and abroad through service activities and initiatives. Working through our student volunteer services and other student leaders, each year over 100 band members are active in community service. Below you will find information about some of the service projects undertaken by the Panther Marching Band and Basketball Bands.
Admitted Student Day
The Panther Basketball Band provides entertainment for over 600 admitted students and their parents in the Spring. This time is a great time of sharing the Eastern spirit and tradition to our incoming freshman and transfer students. The University is indebted to the Panther Basketball Band for their extra time and effort in making this event a HUGE success!
Band members visit a number of schools and events for a variety of different performances. Music typically performed are classic Eastern Illinois University songs as well as music from halftime shows and other music performed either by the Panther Marching Band or Basketball Band. Following each assembly, students are given the opportunity to visit with the band members and check out their instruments. If you are interested in having the Panther Marching Band or the Panther Basketball Band, please BOOK the BAND today!
Panther Service Day
Members of the Panther Athletic Bands give of their time on a day where Eastern gives back. Band members provide entertainment as well as service to a variety of charitable organizations.