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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.
  • 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. 

  • 01 Aug 2014 2:06 PM | Sarah Bennett
    Because of the legal issues around securing the 501c, many details surrounding the operational activities of the organization and planning of homecoming had to be put on hold.  

    The Board of Directors and members present at the July 2014 meeting voted to increase the dues from $17 to $20.  In the coming weeks, you will be able to pay your dues on-line.  

    The newsletter and on-line registration for 2014 Homecoming will be available at the end of August. We will also be offering on-line payments for homecoming activities this year.  Members will be sent an email once on-line payment for dues and homecoming registration become available.  There will also be a message on the website.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at webmaster@wvualumniband.org.

  • 26 Apr 2014 9:55 AM | Sarah Bennett

    The eleventh annual Three Rivers Community Band Festival will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Upper St. Clair High School Theater. 

    The festival will once again include a Festival Band comprised of community players from all over the region.

    We are excited to announce that Don Wilcox will be this year’s Festival Band conductor. Mr. Wilcox is Professor Emeritus, West Virginia University and the Conductor of the Northport Community Band, Northport, Michigan.  Visit the festival home page to read about his impressive career!

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  Morgantown, WV 26504

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