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  • 23 May 2024 7:51 PM | Anonymous

    The June membership meeting of the WVU Alumni Band, Inc. will be held virtually (Zoom) on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 7:30pm. Registration is required and you must be a paid 2024 member with a "Full Membership" to attend.  An email with login information will be sent to all registrants on June 2nd. To register, please click here.

  • 21 Apr 2024 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    The concert program has been set for the Michigan trip! On the link below, you can download part assignments, concert notes and all music for the July performance. All downloads are to the right of the webpage.

    While this concert features many of Mr. Wilcox's favorites and WVU classics there is no need to worry! You have nearly 3 months to practice!!

    If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to email me at allaboutdestinationstravel@gmail.com

    https://bit.ly/49vgSpB



  • 05 Apr 2024 5:24 PM | Anonymous

    Gold-Blue Spring Game

    Family Day with the WVU Alumni Band

    Play in the stands with The Pride!

    April 27, 2024

    Register today so you don't miss out participating in the  pregame tailgate and/or the game performance. It is open to all band alumni and their families. Registration is open through April 25, 2024. A detailed schedule is posted here.

    Pregame Tailgate - WVU Law School

    We will have a food truck box lunch with T&L Hotdogs. The box meal includes:

    • Nachos
    • Choice of 2 Original Dogs or one 1/4 pound Frank (all toppings included)
    • Drink

    There will also be Rogers and Mazza pepperoni rolls and fresh baked cookies. 

    Gold-Blue Game Information

    We will be playing in the stands with The Pride. Please click here for more details. 

    Attire

    • Blue Gig Shirt
    • Dark Blue Jeans (The Pride members will be wearing jeans)
    • White Headwear (The Pride will wear a white ballcap. Alumni Member choice of Ballcap, Visor, Toboggan, Headband; Appropriate at discretion of AB Directors.)

    If there is inclement weather, we will make adjustments concerning attire.

    If plan to participate in the performance, please download WhatsApp so that additional details can be communicated to you. (Go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, then search for WhatsApp Messenger. Tap INSTALL. Open WhatsApp and continue to the next screen by agreeing to their Terms of Service.)

    Equipment/Instrument Rental – We are working to be able to provide rental equipment for this event. Please be sure to complete the rental section of the form if you are in need of equipment. NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO FEE FOR EQUIPMENT. WE DO ASK THAT YOU PLEASE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS. Please reserve your equipment by Friday, April 19, 2023. After that date we cannot guarantee availability. See rental agreement here.

    Gold - Blue Spring Game tickets are free this year. Arm bands will be provided for admittance to the game to sit with The Pride.

    We are asking those attending to provide a cash or check donation at the tailgate to benefit WVU Medicine Children's. Checks should be made payable to WVU Medicine Children's. 

    Best regards,
    WVU Alumni Band, Inc.

  • 19 Mar 2024 4:19 PM | Anonymous

    Hello!

    The Spring Alumni Band merchandise sale is now live!  A broad range of items are available, including a new stadium seat and beach towel. Orders must be placed by midnight Monday, April 1, 2024.

    Orders will be shipped directly to you starting Friday, April 19, 2024. Please click the link below to place your order today!

    Spring Merchandise

    We are pleased to present our revised Performance Dress Code as of March 18, 2024.


    *Appropriate Text and Graphics, at the discretion of Alumni Band Directors

    ^Member Choice of Ballcap, Visor, Toboggan, Headband; Appropriate at discretion of AB Directors.

    If there is inclement weather, we will make adjustments for any event concerning attire.

    Please visit our website for more information:

    www.wvualumniband.org/page-1725039


  • 22 Feb 2024 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    You are cordially invited to attend the March membership meeting of the WVU Alumni Band, Inc. The meeting is being held virtually (via Zoom) on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 7:00PM. This is a member-only event for those that paid their 2024 dues for a "Full Membership." You must RSVP in order to participate. Please click here to register.

    Zoom credentials will be sent to registered members on Saturday, March 2, 2024.  We hope to see you there!

    Sincerely,

    Officers and Board of Directors, WVU Alumni Band Inc., 2023-2024


  • 19 Feb 2024 2:29 PM | Anonymous

    The Alumni Band Board of Directors will now be filling two open seats from the candidates that expressed interest earlier this month.

    Jeff Caplinger resigned in November due to moving his family to live overseas. Sean Sawyer resigned from the board on February 13 owing to differences in the vision and operation of the board. We thank both Jeff and Sean for their time and contribution to the board over the past year.

    The Board will share the names of the new Directors once they are vetted and appointed by the board in the coming weeks. Both of these seats are up for re-election in October.

    Sincerely,

    Al


    Al Hall

    President, WVU Alumni Band, Inc. 2023-2024

    AlHall@wvualumniband.org


  • 13 Feb 2024 1:08 PM | Anonymous

    Happy February Everyone!

    There are a few announcements about the Michigan "Tribute to Don Wilcox" trip, in July, that I need to pass along to everyone. These announcements are vitally important, and I encourage everyone to read everything!

    FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT - After some lengthy discussions with the Wilcox family, John Hendricks and myself, we must make a one-day date change for the trip. This is being done to accommodate Mr. Wilcox's schedule. This date change is a small one, but we wanted to let everyone know as soon as new arrangements had been confirmed. The trip has shifted by one day and will now be Wednesday July 10-Sunday, July 14. Below is the overview for the trip:

    • Wednesday - July 10 - Rehearsal in Morgantown. For those who need accommodations for a night in Morgantown, we have worked out a special price at the Holiday Inn - University Area. This hotel is behind Ruby Memorial/Stadium area and a short distance to the CAC.
    • Thursday - July 11 - Travel day to Detroit, Michigan. Dinner and OVERNIGHT IN DETROIT
    • Friday - July 12 - Morning tour in Detroit and then travel to Northport, Michigan (lunch included). In the evening, group dinner at the high school, dress rehearsal in the auditorium and then the tribute concert. OVERNIGHT IN TRAVERSE CITY
    • Saturday - July 13 - Fun Day on Mackinac Island. OVERNIGHT IN TRAVERSE CITY
    • Sunday - July 14 - Travel day back to Morgantown (lunch included)

    While we hope everyone who has already registered can accommodate the date shift, those who cannot will receive a full refund.

    SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT - The program has now changed to be just a concert band performance. Almost everyone who registered was interested in performing in both a concert band and marching band. However, our instrumentation and participation numbers are more along the lines of a concert band. We still plan on doing pre-game music, however. We will be playing a pre-game medley for concert band that was arranged by Mr. Wilcox.

    THIRD ANNOUNCEMENT - Several people have shown an interest in meeting us in Northport for the concert. For those of you who would like to do this, I need you to reach out to me via email with your intentions. There IS a cost for this type of participation - $70 per person. This covers a performance shirt, facilities/instrument rentals in Northport and dinner before the dress rehearsal. We are asking everyone to eat dinner together before the concert as we prepare for this special evening. Once you have reached out to me via email, I will send you an invoice for payment. This invoice can be paid online.

    FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT - While we have a nice group registered, we do need more participants. I ask that you consider participating in this event and honoring Mr. Wilcox. Especially needed are woodwinds and concert band percussionists, however, no one will be turned away from this important (and historic) event. Given this, we have extended the registration deadline to March 16, 2024.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding on all of this. Let’s Go Mountaineers!!

    Jeff (‘84-86)

    Jeff Caplinger

    Owner/Operator

    All About Destinations

    allaboutdestinationstravel.com

    allaboutdestinationstravel@gmail.com

    843-793-8505

  • 29 Jan 2024 3:51 PM | Anonymous


  • 27 Jan 2024 8:42 PM | Anonymous

    To our WVU Band Alumni:

    We are excited to kick-off our 2024 membership year! We have some exciting events you will not want to miss. 

    New for this year

    This year we are offering two membership levels; Pep Band Membership and Full Membership.

    Pep Band Membership is for a member who only wants to play for pep band performances during the year without attending membership meetings, participating in other member only events, such as homecoming, serving on committees, or having voting rights. Pep Band Membership will be $5.00 for the year and you will be required to purchase the official Navy Blue Pep Band T-shirt.

    Full Membership continues to include:

    • participation in membership events, such as homecoming;
    • participation in pep band events;
    • participation in membership meetings, including having voting rights; and
    • committee participation.

    Full Membership dues are $40.00. However, if you pay your dues by March 31st, an early bird discount will apply, and the dues payment will be $30.00. The earlier you pay your dues, the more you can enjoy the events that the Alumni Band has to offer.

    Membership renewal for 2024 will be processed as an "Event" from our website. Starting today, you can go to the website to process your payment. You will find the 2024 membership renewal on the homepage under "Upcoming Events or under the “Membership Payment and Event Registration Portal” tab.

    We rely on membership dues to pay for general operating costs, including but not limited to:

    • storage unit
    • insurance
    • website and database/domain
    • accounting fees
    • office supplies

    As a reminder, any event fees that the Alumni Band takes in for events like Homecoming pay for member related event costs and do not fund our general operating costs.

    We are moving toward a fully electronic payment system for dues and events.  However, if you need to pay by check, please see the mailing address below. If you have any questions while processing your membership, please contact Sarah at Webmaster@wvualumniband.org. If you have questions about your payment, please contact Theresa at TheresaSmith@wvualumniband.org.

    We look forward to a successful year for the WVU Alumni Band and hope to see YOU at our next event!

    Please reach out to any Board Member, Officer, or Committee Member if you have questions or suggestions to make the WVU Alumni Band better! Board Members and Committee Members may be found at our website under the “About Us” tab on the left and clicking “Board of Directors” or “Committees”.

    Sincerely,

    Officers and Board of Directors, WVU Alumni Band, Inc., 2023-2024

    WVU Alumni Band, Inc.

    WVU Alumni Association

    PO Box 4269

    Morgantown, WV 26504

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