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.

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 Adam O'Connell, in the UA Ticket Office, at 330-972-8291 to request an "Alumni Band Family" ticket. Special thanks to our friends in the Department of Athletics.

For more information, call 330-972-6919 or email bands@uakron.edu. Look forward to see you all on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 - GO ZIPS!

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Tentative schedule for the Alumni Band weekend 2022

Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

Time Location Event Required / Optional
4:10 - 6 p.m. InfoCision Stadium 2022 UAMB Rehearsal Optional
6:30 p.m. Local restaurant (TBA) Alumni Band Social / Dinner Optional

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

The University of Akron Marching Band ALUMNI BAND

The University of Akron Zips vs. Ohio University (Based on 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)
Required
No permit needed
9:30 a.m. Guzzetta Recital Hall Alumni Band Music Rehearsal begins Required
10:30 a.m. InfoCision Stadium 2022 UAMB Rehearsal Begins / Alumni Band walks to InfoCision Stadium Required
11:30 a.m. InfoCision Stadium Alumni Band joins 2022 Band on field for rehearsal Required
12:30 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Rehearsal Ends / Photo Ops Required
12:45 p.m. Lots 8 & 10

Food Truck & Cash Bar
(Performing members of alumni band receive $10 voucher)

Optional
2:15 p.m. Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall UA Marching Band Pre-Game Concert – Alumni Welcome! (Play Alma Mater / Blue and Gold) Optional
2:40 p.m. Coleman Common/Buchtel Hall March to InfoCision Stadium Carroll - Spicer - Lot 10
UAMB Performs in Lot 10 at Alumni Tents
Required
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
3:16 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Pre-Game Performance on field Required
3:30 p.m. InfoCision Stadium Kick-Off Required
InfoCision Stadium

Seating during game – Section 103 with the UA Marching Band
Overflow Seating - Section 101

Optional
1st & 2nd Qtr Section 103 Join 2022 UAMB in the Stands! Required
Halftime InfoCision Stadium UAMB and Alumni Band perform on the field Required
3rd & 4th Qtr Section 103 Join 2022 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)
Required

We will be scheduling a Virtual Alumni Band Social Event for the January 2023