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July News - Includes Homecoming Information

24 Jul 2021 7:54 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

We hope you are well and enjoying your summer!  Did you see the Best Virginia team and some of our own WVU Alumni Band members on ESPN during the TBT Basketball Tournament this past week in Charleston, WV?  If you didn’t see any of the games, you sure missed a great time.  

Congratulations to Best Virginia for making it to the 3rd round!  Even though they were defeated by Team 23, they had a great showing and some exciting basketball play. 

A big Thank You to everyone who made their way to Charleston and played in the pep band. You all looked and sounded great!  You made us all very proud!  Thanks goes out to Angelia Barnett for coordinating all of the details with the TBT event staff.  And a special Thank You to Ellen Ramey for not only conducting such a great group of musicians, but for rallying the troops to get the different instrumentation covered. Awesome job everyone! 

We have just 41 more days!  Are you ready for some football?!  As we transition to fall and college football, we have some updates to share about upcoming August events and WVU Homecoming 2021. Please take a moment to review our latest announcements.   

Announcements

· Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – The Pride Picnic is being sponsored by the WVU Alumni Band, Inc.  It will be held at Krepps Park. The High Street Jazz Band will be providing music during dinner.  We need members to assist in setting up starting at 4:00pm. If you would like to participate, email Dave O’Neil (correspondence@wvualumniband.org) so we know how many people to expect.

· Homecoming 2021 – We are pleased to announce that we will return for WVU Homecoming 2021 weekend with a modified schedule.  To plan an engaging weekend, we recently asked all of you to complete a survey about Homecoming weekend.  Additionally, we have been consulting for months with WVU Athletics, the directors of The Pride, and the College of Creative Arts Dean’s Office.  After reviewing the survey responses and getting the latest information available from WVU, we have prepared what we hope will be a weekend filled with new memories as we celebrate being able to gather together with old and new friends.  Because there are no guarantees with each football weekend due to COVID, we have decided to go with a set of activities that most likely will be able to move forward as planned.

o Friday, October 1, 2021

  • Homecoming parade – We will plan to march in the parade if WVU has a parade and allows outside organization participation.

o Saturday October 2, 2021

  • Pre-game Tailgate – A pre-game tailgate prior to the WVU vs Texas Tech Red Raiders football game.  Time and place will be announced soon.  Tickets to attend the tailgate (which will include food and beverage) will be available.  More details soon.
  • Football game – We will have tickets available for purchase for members and 1 guest for each member.  We will not be marching on the field or playing in the stands.

We hope to open Homecoming registration in mid-August as soon as all costs for activities are finalized.  Information will be sent by email and posted on the WVU Alumni Band, Inc. website (www.wvualumniband.org), at our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wvualumnibandinc), and Facebook Event Page (https://www.facebook.com/WVU-Alumni-Band-Event-Page-103390524613434). 

Sincerely,

2020-2021 WVU Alumni Band, Inc. Officers

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