Have you heard about the Colorado State University Alumni Band experience? CSU’s Alumni Band began in 1993 when a group of enthusiastic alumni from the ’80s and ’90s rented a flatbed truck and participated in the Homecoming and Family Weekend parade. Over the years the group has grown in size, and annually joins the CSU Marching Band on the field – and in the stands – during the homecoming game.
The CSU Marching Band invites alumni from all decades for music, friends and fun during the homecoming reunion on Oct. 16 and 17.
“We anticipate a large and energetic group for this year’s Homecoming face-off with Air Force,” said Richard Frey, director of the CSU Marching Band and associate director of bands at CSU. “Whether you’re a recent graduate or have been an alum for years, we want you to join us for this special weekend as we celebrate our traditions and connect with old friends.”
In a letter to alumni, recent graduate and former CSU Marching Band Drum Major Josh Garcia said, “It was during the years [in the band] that I found my passion, made friendships that will last a lifetime, and became part of a community that will forever hold a special place in my heart.”
He encouraged former members to come back with an even larger presence.
“Let’s make our alma mater proud by having even more alumni members accompanying the band in the stands and on the field! Bring your family, and let’s meet up – it’s bound to be another experience full of memories,” Garcia said.
Homecoming activities start as early as Thursday night with a Symphonic Band concert and include a breakfast and rehearsal at the University Center for the Arts on Saturday, followed by the big game.
“I look forward to seeing and meeting many alumni this fall as we share our memories and show our RAM pride,” Frey said.
For a complete schedule and registration visit the alumni band website.