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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.
  • 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


    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.


    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

  • 12 Jan 2015 11:57 PM | Sarah Bennett

    The WVU Alumni Band officers and members would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of the WVU Marching Band Color Guard Coordinator Andrew "Drew" Farris.  His dedication and talent will be greatly missed.  

    The visitation for Drew is Monday January 12, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-9 pm., with the Funeral on Tuesday January 13, 2-15 at 11 am at Newman's Funeral Home in Grantsville, MD.

  • 12 Jan 2015 11:42 PM | Sarah Bennett

    WVU has reported that Jim Robinson and Lysander Dudley have recently passed away.  The two past leaders of the West Virginia University Foundation are being remembered for their service and commitment to the University.

    Robinson, who served as Foundation president from 1984 until his retirement in 1998, passed away Tuesday in Arizona. He was 81. Dudley, who served as executive director (title later changed to president) of the Foundation from 1976-1983, died Wednesday in Florida. He was 83.  

    To read more about these two men and their contributions to WVU, please see the full article at http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2015/01/09/former-wvu-foundation-leaders-jim-robinson-lysander-dudley-remembered-fondly.

  • 27 Sep 2014 12:06 AM | Sarah Bennett
    Early Bird Registration is now closed.  If you have an outstanding balance, you need to send an email to webmaster@wvualumniband.org. Anyone wishing to participate in pre-game must register at the trouble table Saturday morning (10/4) at the Shell Building. Please contact webmaster@wvualumniband.org with any questions.

  • 31 Aug 2014 5:02 PM | Sarah Bennett

    2014 Registration & Payment Details

    Dues can now be paid using PayPal!  Dues must be paid before you register for Homecoming events.  Please follow the steps below to pay dues and register for 2014 Homecoming events.
    1. Log-in and process your membership invoice. Remember, that you will not be able to register for homecoming events until you process your dues invoice.  (If you have already paid or processed a renewal, move to step 2.)   

    2. Next, register for 2014 Homecoming activities.  There are TWO registrations - one for the parade and party and a second for game day events.  Register for the parade and party, the game or both.  Use the on-line forms (see upcoming events below), by September 26th to get the Early Bird Discount.  You may also download, print and mail in your registration form. Note that if you choose to register with the paper form that your registration will be based off the postmark.

    3. If you use the paper form, be sure to download and attach the member ticket agreement form and the alcohol policy agreement form to your registration.


    5. Once you have registered for all events you wish to participate in, you can pay your full balance for dues and all event registration invoices in one transaction.  You will see a "Balance Due" in the lower right corner of your computer screen. Click on that and all event registrations will be bundled together. Click to pay using PayPal or send your check or money order to

    WVU Alumni Band

    PO Box 1028      

    Dellslow, WV 26531-1028      

    *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.            

    6. New members must be pre-verified before being permitted to pay dues and register.  Please factor in an additional five business days to get verified. 

    7. Payments must be received by September 30, 2014. Any payments not received by the due date are subject to cancellation.  Late registrations are subject to a $35 late fee and a wait list WILL NOT be available.  Anyone wishing to register after September 26th, must register during Saturday morning registration on October 4, 2014. 

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