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News from the WVU Alumni Band in Morgantown, West Virginia. To arrange an interview with a WVU Alumni Band officer or member, please e-mail Mary Lechliter.
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  • 02 Sep 2018 6:47 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    Greetings and welcome to the 49th WVU Alumni Band, Inc. Homecoming!

    We have had a busy year. We participated in the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade, WVU Alumni Basketball game and a group went on an International Tour.

    We have been invited back to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh for 2019. If there is something that you would like to participate in, please let us know. We have found that events over the holidays don’t work for our members, so please keep that in mind.

    I would like to welcome our new band director, Steven Lytle, to our Pride Family.  I have had the chance to meet him in person. He is very excited to have an alumni band to work with and has some ideas for us.  We are looking forward to working with him more in the future. We will keep you posted on any upcoming projects/ideas.

    Registration for 2018 WVU Homecoming events will open Monday September 3rd.  Please be sure to read the official notice that will be sent out by email announcing registration.

    I can't wait to see all of you for our Homecoming Weekend! Safe travels to all, and see you October 5th & 6th, 2018!


    Mary Lechliter King, President (2017-2018)

    WVU Alumni Band, Inc.


  • 06 Jan 2018 12:07 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    WVU 2018 Homecoming weekend will begin Friday October 5th with the annual parade.  Saturday, Oct. 6th the Mountaineers take on the Kansas Jayhawks.  Time to be determined.

  • 02 Oct 2017 9:29 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    The Big 12 Conference has announced that WVU’s Saturday, Oct. 14, Big 12 Conference football game against Texas Tech at Milan Puskar Stadium will be televised on ESPNU at noon ET.

    SCHEDULE -  Game is NOON Kick-Off 

    • 7:00-8:00 AM- Pick up your registration packet, and music at the CAC, across the road from the WVU Coliseum. Breakfast will be available (scrambled egg bar, home fries, muffins, fruit, and more). If you plan to register on Saturday, please arrive early. Cash and check only for registration payments. A $35 late fee applies to late registrations.
    • 7:15-7:45 AM– The equipment truck is open on the practice field. Don't be late; volunteers arrive on time.
    • 7:45-8:00 AM- Practice Field - Brief meeting with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Alumni Band members in attendance.
    • 8:00-9:30 AM– On-field marching and music rehearsal with drill. Don’t be late and be prepared for a fast-paced rehearsal; those who’ve not checked in by 10:30am are subject to losing their spots and tickets may be reassigned if needed.
    • 9:30-10:00 AM– Members are encouraged to stay for brief awards presentations; we’ll also sing the Alma Mater and make last minute announcements about the stadium before breaking prior to pre-game. Unclaimed tickets will be redistributed at this time.
    • 10:00-11:00 PM- Eat lunch and walk, take the shuttle bus, or hitch a ride to the football stadium following rehearsal. The Shuttle Bus is an economical and reliable way to get to and from the stadium. Enter the stadium via the Southwest tunnel gate.
    • Please be prepared to enter the field starting at 11:00 AM. The Southwest tunnel entrance (Press Box Side) will close at 11:30 AM. Remember you will be checked for ticket, wrist band and there will be a bag check. NO CASES ARE ALLOWED.  Game time kick-off is at NOON.
    • 11:45 AM - ?- After performing pre-game, we’ll watch the WVU Band perform from the sidelines. Please remember to move out of the team bench area as soon as the National Anthem and Alma Matter conclude. Move off the field immediately and into the Southwest tunnel to exit to go to your seats. WVU athletics wants us off the field as soon as we finish.  During the game, we’ll help the WVU Band play fight songs and short tunes from the stands.



  • 11 Sep 2017 4:39 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    If you have not paid your dues and need the paper registration, please email the Webmaster at webmaster@wvualumniband.org.

  • 09 Sep 2017 9:30 PM | Sarah Bennett


    WVU Alumni Band, Inc merchandise available for pre-order (order merchandise). Orders must be placed by  midnight Sunday September 24, 2017 to ensure delivery to you before homecoming.




  • 25 Sep 2016 11:12 PM | Sarah Bennett

    Registration will be held at the CACWe REPEAT!  Registration will be held at the CAC.  Due to a WVU Rifle tournament being held all weekend at the WVU Shell and renovations at the coliseum, we have to move to the lobby of the CAC.  Breakfast, late registration (trouble table), member packets and merchandise will all be in the main lobby of the CAC.  The meeting and rehearsal will all be held at the field.  Please keep your travel logistics in mind when arriving on Saturday as you will have to go between the two venues.  We have arranged Saturday times with WVU to accommodate this.

    Due to the later practice start time, parking will be at a minimum around the coliseum. The parking lots there are used for game day parking and WVU is not holding parking for us. Please plan accordingly. Don’t be late because you can’t find a place to park.

    • 8:00-9:00 AM- Pick up your registration packet, and music at the CAC, across the road from the WVU Coliseum. Breakfast will be available (scrambled egg bar, home fries, muffins, fruit, and more). If you plan to register on Saturday, please arrive early. Cash and check only for registration payments. A $35 late fee applies to late registrations.
    • 8:15-9:00 AM– The equipment truck is open on the practice field. Don't be late; volunteers arrive on time.
    • 9:00-9:15 AM- Brief meeting with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Alumni Band members in attendance.
    • 9:15-10:30 AM– On-field marching and music rehearsal with drill. Don’t be late and be prepared for a fast-paced rehearsal; those who’ve not checked in by 10:30am are subject to losing their spots and tickets may be reassigned if needed.
    • 10:30-10:45 AM– Members are encouraged to stay for brief awards presentations; we’ll also sing the Alma Mater and make last minute announcements about the stadium before breaking prior to pre-game. Unclaimed tickets will be redistributed at this time.
    • 10:45-1:45 PM- Eat lunch and walk, take the shuttle bus, or hitch a ride to the football stadium following rehearsal. The Shuttle Bus is an economical and reliable way to get to and from the stadium. Enter the stadium via the Southwest tunnel gate.
    • Please be prepared to enter the field starting at 1:45 PM. The Southwest tunnel entrance (Press Box Side) will close at 2:45pm. Remember you will be checked for ticket, wrist band and there will be a bag check. Game time kick-off is at 3:30 PM.
    • 3:15 PM - ?- After performing pre-game, we’ll watch the WVU Band perform from the sidelines. Please remember to move out of the team bench area as soon as the National Anthem and Alma Matter conclude. Move off the field immediately and into the Southwest tunnel to exit to go to your seats. WVU athletics wants us off the field as soon as we finish.  During the game, we’ll help the WVU Band play fight songs and short tunes from the stands.
    End of 3rd Quarter- Alumni who rented equipment must see the Equipment Manager and return rental equipment to the truck outside the Southwest End Zone Tunnel. Instruments are your responsibility and will not be accepted early without prior approval from the Equipment Truck Manager. Deposits will be refunded at this time. Be prompt.


  • 26 Aug 2016 6:06 PM | Sarah Bennett

    Registration for 2016 Homecoming activities will open on September 1, 2016.  Please read detailed information and registration instructions under the Members Only tab of the website starting September 1st before you try to register.

  • 01 Jul 2016 10:29 AM | Sarah Bennett

    INSTRUMENT DONATION INFORMATION

    Mountaineer Area Council BSA has approved being a drop off for band instruments that are playable. Donations can be left at the Service Center in Fairmont or at Camp Mountaineer on the Grafton Rd. Grant Rumble will be supervising this endeavor. Remember please don't donate instruments that need a lot of repair as bands can't afford to fix instruments.

    Mountaineer Area Council BSA
    1831 Speedway Ave
    Fairmont, WV 26554

    Camp Mountaineer BSA
    187 Camp Mountaineer Rd
    Morgantown, WV 26508

  • 09 Jan 2016 11:33 AM | Sarah Bennett

    In the 2015 newsletter, it was reported that the date for annual membership dues would change from July 1 each year to January 1.  The WVU Alumni Band, Inc. committee voted to make this change in date to ease record keeping and align it with tax reporting for the 501c status. The membership present at the October 10, 2015 annual membership meeting, held during homecoming weekend, voted to approve the change.

    Dues are $20 and can be paid using the on-line payment system or by check/money order mailed to

    WVU Alumni Band, Inc.

    PO Box 1028

    Dellslow, WV 26531-1028

    Lapsed Memberships: If when you login to pay your dues you find that your membership status is “lapsed,” you may choose to pay electronically. You will need to contact the Webmaster so that your account membership dates can be properly applied. The WVU Alumni Band, Inc. DOES NOT collect for past dues – only current year dues. However, your lapsed status will not automatically update to reflect the current year payment. So please be sure to send an email to webmaster@wvualumniband.org so that your account can be updated with the appropriate membership dates.

    Membership status will change to lapsed if the member has not paid dues in the last 364 days.  If your membership has a status of lapsed for more than two years, your account will be archived and no longer accessible. You will have to contact the Webmaster to have your account re-activated. Our membership database is growing every year and having inactive accounts is costly to the organization.

    Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you September 30th – October 1st 2016 for WVU Homecoming weekend events.

    Sincerely,

    2015-2016 WVU Alumni Band, Inc. Board of Directors


  • 13 Jan 2015 12:11 AM | Sarah Bennett

    WVU has announced the passing of Virginia Thompson, Professor of Music at West Virginia Univeristy.  She taught horn performance, literature, and pedagogy at WVU for 25 years.  

    To see her full obituary, please visit http://www.hastingsfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/2233/Virginia_Marie_Thompson/obituary.html#tribute-start

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