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EIU Panther Marching Band

Due to high demand, we have put a cap on the number of participants this year. As of Oct.30 we are no longer taking registrations.

We may have room for any high school Junior or Senior interested at attending EIU. Those students should email Dr. Benjamin Druffel at for more info about participating.

Our sincere appolgies to any students who will miss out on this opportunity this year. We hope to see you for Band Day 2019.


General Information

Band Day

The Eastern Illinois University Panther Marching Band & Division of Intercollegiate Athletics invite YOU to join us for the annual Panther Band Day on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.

This annual event is for any high school student and is an excellent opportunity to experience the game day performance and atmosphere of a College Marching Band. Students spend the entire day with the Panther Marching Band from our morning dress rehearsal - to our pregame performances at the Booth Library and President's Tent - to Halftime - to our postgame tradition at the Alumni Clock Tower.


Schedule (Tentative)

7:30am - Registration at Doudna Fine Arts Center

8:00am - Welcome and Introductions - Meet Dr. Druffel, PMB Band Director, and the section leaders you will spend the day with.

8:30am - Rehearsal with the PMB at O'Brian Stadium - Parents are welcome to watch!

10:00am - Lunch 

11:30am - Warm-up for Pregame Performance

11:45am - Pregame Concert at Booth Library

12:00pm - March to the Stadium - Join the ranks of the PMB as we parade to the stadium. Watch out though - this isn't your normal parade!

12:15pm - Tailgate performances - Help get the Panther spirit going!

12:45pm - Pregame performance on the field

1:00pm - Kickoff - Join the PMB in the stands and cheer your heart out!

2:30pm - Halftime - After Halftime you are welcome to join us for the remainder of the game or you can leave at this point.

4:30pm - Game ends - PMB ends game day by marching to the Alumni Clock tower in the center of campus for a special postgame tradition. 

Campus Map



Cost of the event is $10 which includes a PMB t-shirt and pizza lunch. 

Half-price game tickets - $10 - are available for family and friends. Participants do not need a ticket. Let us know how many you need on the registration form. Payment for these are due at registration on the day of the event. Tickets will still be available at the box office the day of, but will be full price. 



To register, click the link below and fill our the online form. Make sure you give us a working email address so we can send music and other announcements to you. Deadline to register is Friday, November 2. 

Band Day Online Registration

For questions, contact Dr. Benjamin Druffel at

The Panther Marching Band Family looks forward to seeing you on campus this November!!

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