The Eastern Illinois University Panther Marching Band & Division of Intercollegiate Athletics invite high school students in grades 10-12 to join us for the annual PMB Member for a Day on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
This annual event is 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 FOR THE DAY!
Updated information as of Monday, November 6.
8:00-8:30 am - Registration at the front of O’Brien Stadium
7:55 am – PMB warm-up and Pre-Game rehearsal starts (Member for a Day students are welcome to register early and come and watch our rehearsal)
8:35 am - Welcome and Introductions - Meet Prof. Boggs, PMB Director, and the section leaders you will spend the day with.
8:35 – Member for a Day Rehearsal with the PMB at O'Brian Stadium - Parents are welcome to watch! You'll have a BLAST putting the music together in one rehearsal! Wind and Brass players, please plan on bringing your instrument! Color Guard Members - Please bring your favorite flag to rehearse and perform with!
9:25 am – Rehearsal concludes
9:35 am – ‘Brunch’ in the Doudna Fine Arts Center (Art Wing)
10:45 am – PMB warms up in sections
11:00 am - March to the Stadium - Join the ranks of the PMB as we parade to the stadium.
11:15 am - Tailgate performances - Help get the Panther spirit going!
11:40 am – PMB Pregame performance on the field
12:02 pm - Kickoff - Join the PMB in the stands and cheer your heart out!
1:30ish pm - Halftime Performance! - After Halftime you are welcome to join us for the remainder of the game or you can leave at this point.
3:45 pm - Game ends - PMB ends game day by marching to the Alumni Clock tower in the center of campus for a special postgame tradition.
For questions, contact Prof. David Boggs at email@example.com or text at 618-567-3893.