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.  This year is the 100th Anniversary of Homecoming at UA - COME BACK AND JOIN US!!!

Alumni Band members who perform on the field will NOT need a ticket for entry into the stadium on game-day. All other Alumni Band family members are encouraged to contact the UA Ticket Office at 330-972-6982 or order online at [use purchase code Homecoming22] to purchase a discount ticket [General Admission - $10 NOTE: only seated on the East Side / Reserved Admission - $15 NOTE: for seating on the West Side to see band show!]. Special thanks to our friends in the Department of Athletics.

For more information, call 330-972-69180 or email Look forward to see you all on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023 - GO ZIPS!

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Tentative schedule for the Alumni Band weekend 2023

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023

7:30 p.m. Guzzetta Recital Hall UA Wind Symphony - Gala Concert
*Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Epsilon Iota (TBS) and Zeta Omicron (KKPsi) Chapters at The University of Akron
  • Featuring the premiere performance of a work by composer Kevin Day (Title TBA)

Friday, Oct. 6, 2023

Time Location Event Required / Optional
TBA a.m. Local Golf Course (TBA) Alumni Band Golf Outing (TBA) Optional
4:10 - 6 p.m. InfoCision Stadium 2023 UAMB Rehearsal Optional
6:30 p.m. Local restaurant (TBA) Alumni Band Social / Dinner Optional

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023

The University of Akron Marching Band ALUMNI BAND
The University of Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois (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 2023 UAMB Rehearsal Begins / Alumni Band walks to InfoCision Stadium Required
11:30 a.m. InfoCision Stadium Alumni Band joins 2023 Band on field for rehearsal Required
12:30 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Rehearsal Ends / Photo Ops Required
12:40 p.m. Lots 8 & 10

Food Truck & Cash Bar

2:00 p.m. Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall UA Marching Band Pre-Game Concert – Alumni Welcome! (Play Alma Mater / Blue and Gold) Optional
2:30 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
3:13 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Pre-Game Performance on field Required
3:32 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 2023 UAMB in the Stands! Required
Halftime InfoCision Stadium UAMB and Alumni Band perform on the field Required
3rd & 4th Qtr Section 103 Join 2023 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)

We will be scheduling a Virtual Alumni Band Social Event for the January 2024