University Bands Alumni Chapter: Homecoming

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 5:30pm to Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Center for the Performing Arts

University Bands Alumni Chapter: Homecoming

Kent, OH

Oct. 6 at 8 a.m.

The University Bands Alumni Chapter and the Kent State University Bands cordially invite you to participate in what is sure to be a very exciting day as we celebrate Homecoming 2018 on Saturday, October 6.

Homecoming events include:

  • Al a carte participation in either drill, parade, stands, or all three!
  • Homecoming Parade Performance
  • Lunch with the other band alumni and the current MGF senior class
  • Performing in the stands during the game
  • Halftime Performance - the ‘FLOATING K’ is back!! 

Alumni will have an opportunity to form the ‘Floating K’ once again on the field, but we need at least 50 alumni to form the K! If we do NOT meet the minimum of 50 alumni then the Floating K may be canceled.

Family and friends of band alumni are welcomed and encouraged to attend the football game and meal. ENTRY TO THE MEAL AREA REQUIRES A GAME TICKET! Additional tickets can be purchased online at KSU Ticketing Office.

It is encouraged you park a car on North Water St., behind Townhall 2, for a quick way to get out of downtown. Do this before arriving at the Music Building.

Schedule of Events:

Time Event
8-9 a.m. Registration for alumni & borrowed instrument pickup (Center for the Performing Arts)
9:30 a.m. Line up in staging area for Homecoming Parade (corner of Theatre and Midway) (required for all Alumni Band members planning to perform during the parade) 
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade
11 a.m. Approximate end time of parade, Alumni are responsible for return transportation back to the MGF practice field
11:30 a.m. Rehearsal of Floating K drill
12 p.m. KSU Band Alumni Luncheon and meeting at Dix Stadium
1:30 p.m. Alumni Band Music Rehearsal (Field House) (required for all Alumni Band members planning to perform during the game)
2 p.m. Rehearse with current MGF
2:30 p.m. Combined current MGF/Alumni Band(s) march over to the Stadium (required for all Alumni Band members planning to perform during the game)
3 p.m. Line up on sideline for pregame
3:30 p.m. Kick off

Uniform: Required uniform for the day is a plain navy blue polo or t-shirt and khaki pants. If the weather is due to be colder on game day and you would like to layer, please make the color of the long sleeve shirt underneath your top layer navy blue as well. 

Purchase Alumni Bands apparel

The deadline to RSVP is Sunday, September 30.
Please register by emailing Jill at or call 330-672-5368.

The early registration is necessary in order to find needed musical instruments and prepare music. Lunch option is no longer available.

Learn More About Homecoming

  • Contact Information
    Primary Contact

    Jose Frank
  • Date & Location
    Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Event begins at:

    The Center for Performing Arts
    1325 Theatre Dr.
    Kent, OH 44242

    Game Location:
    Dix Stadium
    2213 Summit St.
    Kent, OH 44242