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Message from the President - August 2020 News

12 Aug 2020 6:35 PM | Sarah Harper (Administrator)

Dear Member:

I hope this finds each of you healthy during this difficult time. I have updates that I would like to share.

It is with great sadness that I announce that the Board of Directors has voted to cancel Homecoming 2020 events. This has been a difficult decision and not one that any of us take lightly.  After many conversations with both Athletics and the band office, it was determined that hosting events this year is not possible. We won’t be able to host a party, be allowed on the field, or have use of the CAC at all. With the current orders in place by the Governor of WV, the parade is also highly unlikely. Also, seating availability at the stadium can’t be confirmed for an organization of our size.

We graciously ask that you consider applying monies that you would have used for Homecoming toward our Adopt-A-Dot campaign. The Pride isn't traveling this season, and the band office has assured us the travel fund is stable. Monetary donations would greatly benefit the new practice facility construction as well. For more information about the practice facility or to purchase a dot, please go to https://give.wvu.edu/pridepracticefacility.

Finally, if you haven't paid your 2020 dues, please do so as soon as you are able. We rely on that money to pay for our website, storage unit, insurance, and startup money for fundraising events, as well as office supplies, to name a few. Without your dues, we will not have an organization.  Fees for homecoming only pay for homecoming events and do not fund our general operating costs. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at president@wvualumniband.org

Thank you! Stay safe and see you in 2021! 

Mary Lechliter King
President, 2019-2020 WVU Alumni Band, Inc.
Morgantown, WV 


  • 12 Aug 2020 7:05 PM | Jill Cochran
    That is a sad but wise decision. Here's to all of us back in Morgantown in 2021, the 50th anniversary of Don Wilcox as WVU band director!
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