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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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  • 18 Oct 2022 9:24 AM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    We have been invited by Dr. Williams and The Pride to spend Homecoming Game Day shadowing them from practice through pre-game! Please read this entire email so you do not miss several important updates concerning Homecoming Weekend 2022.

    Game Day

    WVU Athletics is graciously working with the Band Office and our Board of Directors to accommodate us spending the day with The Pride and all of our game day activities. Some game day highlights include:

    • Limited number of parking passes near the stadium. Carpooling will be encouraged.
    • Registration in the Indoor Practice Facility (IPF), located directly behind the stadium across from the Press Box tunnel.
    • Combined pre-game show rehearsal at Mountaineer Field.
    • Joining The Pride on Law School Hill and marching as a unit with them to the tunnels.
    • Playing in the stands! This year we will be bringing our instruments back to our seats so we can play some of our pre-game music during the game.

    Only those registered to march pre-game will be allowed to enter the facility for practice. You must have your wristband and personal ticket/ticket lanyard for entry. If you have a pre-teen/teen with you as your guest, please let us know ASAP at info@wvualumniband.org.

    Details are being worked out with the Band Office and a formal schedule with game day details is forthcoming. All updates for the weekend will be sent out by email and also available under the tab Homecoming 2022 at the website.

    After Homecoming, WVU Athletics, the Band Office and our Board of Directors will meet to discuss how the day turns out this year to determine if this is something that can continue in the future. WVU Athletics and the Band Office have made it very clear that our alcohol policy applies to all of the facilities we enter (i.e., Mountaineer Field, IPF) for rehearsal, registration, annual meeting, and pre-game. The success of the day will determine future game day activities spent with The Pride.

    Additional Guest Ticket

    If you would like to purchase an additional guest ticket for the game, you may do so by emailing Sarah at Webmaster@wvualumniband.org. Guest tickets are $70.

    Parade Time Change

    Parade time step-off is 6:00pm. This time change is due to the high school MoHawk Bowl held Friday evening.

    Rental Equipment

    If you are in need of rental equipment, you must have your reservation in by Friday, October 21, 2022. Please email John at Equipment@wvualumniband.org with any questions you may have.

    Let’s Go Mountaineers!

  • 28 Sep 2022 10:36 AM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    We have WVU Alumni Band, Inc merchandise for sale.  All orders must be placed by midnight Sunday, October 9, 2022 

    Those who are attending homecoming and would like to pick up their orders at Saturday morning registration should choose the Local Pickup/Group Shipping option during checkout. If you would like to have your order shipped to you directly, please choose Individual Shipping.

    Please see link below.

    WVU Alumni Band Apparel Order Form

  • 17 Sep 2022 10:58 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that registration for 2022 WVU Homecoming Weekend for the WVU Alumni Band, Inc is now open. We hope you'll join us in Morgantown October 28 - 29, 2022 as WVU takes on the TCU Horned Frogs! 

    This email serves as your official notice for Homecoming 2022. Please keep it for future reference. 

    Verified and dues paying members can get updated information about Homecoming Weekend 2022 online. Please read all materials.  

    Below you will find some highlights about this exciting weekend and the registration process!

    New Members

    New members must be pre-verified before being permitted to pay dues and register. Some cases take extra time as they have to be verified by the band office. Please allow enough time for verification and registration for weekend events.

    Parade and Party

    We will have a "pass the hat" donation for The Pride at parade line up this year. Pride fundraising is used to help offset costs for the band camp picnic, gift cards for members during camp week, band banquet needs, and senior graduation items to name a few. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated. 

    The reunion party will be held at Vice Versa located at 335 High St (side alley entrance), Morgantown, WV 26505. Ticket prices are $30 per person and will not be available at the door. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. The party will feature an informal program including games, door prizes, auction items, and the WVU Marching Band Seniors! 

    Game Day

    Member game ticket price is $45 and a guest ticket is $70.

    You must be registered in order to participate in pre-game, even if you have your own ticket. You will need credentials from us in order to have access to Mountaineer Field.

    We do not have the details and a final schedule for game day finalized with WVU Athletics, Facilities, and the Band Office. We will send out updates concerning game day practice times as more information becomes available. Updates will also be available on the Game Day website page.

    Equipment Rentals

    Instruments and equipment rentals.  The rental cost is $20 (nonrefundable fee) at the time of registration. Please remember to bring your $50 deposit (check - no cash please) and fully completed rental agreement with you the first time you pick up your rental. You will receive your $50 deposit back when the instrument is returned to the truck to the equipment manager. Rentals will only be provided to those submitting registrations prior to Homecoming weekend. See more information at the website. 

    Dues and Registration

    Dues and Homecoming Registration can be paid using PayPal.  Dues must be paid before you register for Homecoming events. Please see information to register for 2022 Homecoming events.  

    Online registration closes October 14, 2022 and payments made by mail must be postmarked by October 14, 2022. Any payments and/or paper registrations not received by the due date are subject to cancellation. Late registrations are subject to a $35 late fee. A wait list will be available at the registration portal until Wednesday, October 26th. If you take a chance and register the day of the event, you will need to come to the trouble table at the CAC to see if we have tickets left. We do not issue refunds. Please plan accordingly.

    *Please note that registrations for the parade and party are separate from game day events. This allows us to properly account for member attendance for the party and game day tickets.  

    We have a new address.  

    WVU Alumni Band, Inc.

    WVU Alumni Association

    PO Box 4269

    Morgantown, WV 26504

    As a full member of the WVU Alumni Band, you have access to the online member forums, to help identify and solve problems, as well as communicate with other members. There are Homecoming FAQs that will be available in the next few days that you can browse. You may also suggest other questions be added as FAQs. If you can't find the information you're looking for or have outstanding questions, you can Contact Us or send an email to info@wvualumniband.org.

    We look forward to seeing you in Morgantown October 28th and 29th!


    2022 Officers WVU Alumni Band, Inc.

  • 09 Aug 2022 4:48 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    The August membership meeting is being held virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:00PM.  This is a member-only event for those that paid their 2022 dues. You must RSVP in order to participate. Please click here to register.

    Zoom credentials will be sent to registered dues paid members on Monday, August 15, 2022.  We hope to see you there!

  • 30 Jul 2022 8:48 AM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    Hello fellow band alumni, 

    As most of you know, the WVU Alumni Band has been sponsoring more activities and funding needs in support of the members of The Pride over the past few years. These activities have included the band picnic, the band banquet, and senior day, to name a few. This year we would like to provide a $10 gift card to a local Morgantown restaurant for each band member during the annual band picnic.

    This past week, members of the TBT pep band have generously donated $340 for this cause covering 34 gift cards (Snare, Tenors, Cymbals, and two Twirlers). Four members individually donated funds to cover their former sections (Alto Saxes, Tenor Saxes, and Baritones).

    We are asking our former alumni to help support this effort. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated. Even if your section is already covered, please consider donating so some of the uncovered sections can receive a gift card too. I have asked a lot of restaurants to help out, but I haven't gotten very far with any of them. Unfortunately, almost all the support the band gets comes from you, our alumni.

    The sections that still need covered are as follows:

    • Twirlers           2
    • Piccolo          24
    • Trombone     31
    • Clarinet         25
    • Trumpet        51
    • Mellophone   14
    • Tuba             22
    • Color guard  32
    • Drum majors  4

    TOTAL CARDS STILL NEEDED – 205 ($2,050)

    Sections that have been paid for include:

    • Alto sax        27 – Paid for by an alumni member.
    • Tenor sax     25 – Paid for by an alumni member.
    • Baritone        12 – Paid for by two alumni members.
    • Snare            10 – Paid for by TBT members.
    • Tenors            5 – Paid for by TBT members.
    • Bass drums    7 – Paid for by TBT members.
    • Cymbals       10 – Paid for by TBT members.
    • Twirlers           2 – Paid for by TBT members.

    If you have already made a donation for the picnic to help offset the cost of the supplies, we thank you! We are still accepting donations for the picnic. You can donate to the picnic and gift card fund by going to our Contribute page. Please write in “Picnic” or “Gift Card” in the comment box on the donation form so we know where to allocate your donation.

    Thank you for your continued support of The Pride!


    David O’Neal

    Corresponding Secretary, Band Picnic Chair

  • 27 Jul 2022 12:11 AM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    This month, several of our members provided stand tunes for our Best Virginia team at a scrimmage in Fairmont, WV and the TBT in Charleston, WV. Lots of reports from those attending about the awesome time they had. You can check out some of the highlights from these two events and others this year at our website. Many thanks to our members and members of The Pride for participating in these awesome events!

    We have lots of activities for you to participate in over the next few months!

    Pride Picnic

    Tuesday, August 9th is the annual Pride picnic sponsored by the WVU Alumni Band. If you are able to provide a monetary donation to help offset the cost of the picnic, it would be greatly appreciated. Please go to our Contribute page to donate.

    If you would like to help with the picnic, please sign up here so we know how many people we will have to assist. We look forward to a great evening with The Pride!

    Pep Band Events

    • Pep Band members are needed for the Mountaineer Main Street event in St. Albans, WV on Saturday, August 27th. Time of our performance is still being worked out with the event organizers. If you are interested in participating, please register here.

    There will be live music from 4-10pm and over 60 vendors participating. They will have prizes all day that include gas cards, WVU home game tickets and more.

    • Pep Band members are needed for WVU Cleft Craniofacial Center patient and clinic staff picnic at Dorsey’s Knob Park, in Morgantown, WV. The event will be on Saturday afternoon, September 24, 2022. This group had us play for them in 2019 and are excited to have us back. More information to come about the performance time. If you are interested in participating, please register here.

    Homecoming 2022

    Information about homecoming will be sent out in August. Be on the lookout for more information next month.

    Let's Go Mountaineers!

  • 30 Jun 2022 11:06 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    Proceeds to benefit The Pride of West Virginia

    The WVU Alumni Band, Inc. is excited to welcome members and friends to our first annual fundraiser night. Buffet dinner and a cash bar* will be provided. Raffles and silent auction items will be available throughout the evening. Elite Casino Events will provide games for all to enjoy.**

    Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022

    Time: 6:00 - 10:00pm

    Location: The Erickson Alumni Center - 1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506

    Tickets: $100 per person (21 and over) available at Eventbrite.

    Hotel BlockHoliday Inn, Pineview Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505. Use Group Code BAN. Rooms available through July 15, 2022.

    *Attire is business casual or come dressed as a favorite character from the Great Gatsby.

    **Casino games are for entertainment purposes only. No cash or prizes will be exchanged or awarded.

  • 22 Jun 2022 6:05 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    The WVU Alumni Band has been invited to play for the Best Virginia team in the 2022 Fairmont, WV scrimmage and the Charleston, WV TBT Basketball Tournament. Registration is required in order to participate at both eventsBelow are some highlights concerning the scrimmage and the tournament.

    Fairmont, WV Scrimmage

    • Date & Venue - July 16, 2022 at The Feaster Center on the campus of Fairmont State University. Tipoff is at 6:00pm. Call time for rehearsal and setup is 4:45pm. 
    • Muriale's - There will be an opportunity to gather at Muriale's prior to the event for a late afternoon lunch. 

    Charleston, WV Tournament

    • Date & Venue - The first game will be held on July 24, 2022 at the Charleston Civic Center. Tipoff is at 7pm against Virginia Dream. Report time for pep band members will be 5:45pm. Please enter the facility via the loading dock. If Best Virginia advances, performances will be held on July 26th and 27th.


    • Please go to our TBT Tournament page to register. The registration deadline is Noon on July 5, 2022 for the Fairmont scrimmage and Noon on July 15, 2022 for the Charleston Tournament. 
    Tickets and Guests
    • Both events are FREE for those participating in the pep band. Guests are welcome to purchase a ticket at the door for the Fairmont event and in advance for the Charleston tournament. Guests will be seated with the general public. Non-pep band members will not be permitted in the music area. 

    For more information and to register for the events, please visit our website. Ellen Ramey is in charge of this event. If you have any questions, please reach out to her at info@wvualumniband.org.

    Let's Go Mountaineers!

  • 25 May 2022 7:05 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    The June meeting is being held virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 7:00PM.  This is a member-only event for those that paid their 2022 dues.  You must RSVP in order to participate.  The link to register is in the Event Section of the website.

    Zoom credentials will be sent to registered dues paid members on Monday, June 13, 2022.  We hope to see you there!

    As a reminder, please complete the Committee Form when you visit our website.  There will be plenty of activities this year and members ideas and support are needed to make them a success.

  • 05 Apr 2022 7:30 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

    The WVU Alumni Band Inc. is excited to announce that we will be attending the Gold-Blue game this year on April 23, 2022, to participate in the stands with The Pride of West Virginia. We are looking forward to starting a new tradition of playing during the Annual Spring game. This will be an event that you can share with your families.

    Please plan to wear a gold short or long sleeved shirt and dark blue pants or jeans. The shirt should be family appropriate. We will receive a schedule and music closer to the date from the Band office.

    Tickets for the Gold-Blue Spring Game are $10 and can be purchased in advance from WVU here.  A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit WVU Medicine Children’s. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate the day of the game.

    We ask that you please register here as the band office needs to have a count of all those attending. Any updates for the event, including the schedule, will be sent to only those registered.

    Rental equipment will be free and can be secured during registration. Please reserve your equipment by Friday, April 15, 2022. After that date we cannot guarantee availability.

    We hope to see you there!

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