Homecoming Schedule | Friday, October 27
1:00 PM Alumni Band Registration | Harding Band Building
1:00 PM NEW -- Drop-in reception for participating Alumni families at the Harding Band Building, Room 167
2:20 PM Alumnettes Sectionals (location TBD)
4:45 PM Leave for MI Practice Field
5:15 PM NEW -- Pre-parade casual dinner provided for all Alumni Band and Marching Illini members at the MI Practice Field [corner of First and Gregory, adjacent to Memorial Stadium]
6:00 PM Homecoming Parade featuring the Alumni Band and the Marching Illini. NEW -- MI and Alumni will march the parade together!
7:00 PM NEW -- Parade ends at Krannert Center
7:30 PM NEW -- Homecoming Concert featuring the Illinois Wind Symphony, Wind Orchestra, and the Marching Illini at the Krannert Center. All Illinois Band Alumni and their families and friends invited to attend! Tickets will be included in Alumni registration packages, and can also be purchased separately through the Krannert Center ticket office.
9:00 PM NEW -- Post-concert reception welcoming all current and Alumni band members, and family and friends of Illinois Bands at Krannert Center. (Cash bar and dessert/snacks available.)
Homecoming Schedule | Saturday, October 28
6:30 AM Alumni Band Registration at South tunnel of Memorial Stadium. Coffee and donuts for all Alumni participating in Saturday activities
7:00 AM Alumni Band drill rehearsal in Memorial Stadium . Set and rehearse the “Block I”.... same for both pregame and halftime. You must be willing to do both. We will also rehearse the halftime drill and music. With an 11am gametime the "drill" will be simple. NEW: National Anthem for pregame.
7:45 AM Rehearse pregame and halftime with MI: National Anthem, Block I, halftime, Three in One
8:30 AM Illini Walk and Pregame concert in Grange Grove (West steps of Memorial Stadium)
9:00 AM Set Alumni Band seating block in the stands
10:00 AM Meet in Armory to set the Parade Block
10:15 AM Official Alumni Band March-out from Armory to Memorial Stadium
10:40 AM Alumni Band pregame performance. NEW -- Alumni Band performs the National Anthem with the Marching Illini
11:00 AM Illinois vs. Wisconsin Kickoff!
Marching Illini and Alumni Band performance
Box lunch in stadium after Halftime
March-out from Memorial Stadium to the Education Building for our traditional postgame concert
Every year we have women return from the earliest Illinette years through recent grads. All Alumnettes are welcome to join us for this annual event. We now have a Homecoming routine we use each year, performing it on the field during halftime. We also perform during pre-game and cheer our Illini on in the stands. Please contact us using the button above for more information.